It is a pain that is felt in or around the knee and indicates a condition that affects the knee joint itself or the soft tissue around the knee.
Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Knee injury is likely to cause pain, swelling, and stiffness.
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For new pain, resting, applying ice several times a day, keeping the injured area elevated and wrapping the area with an elastic bandage may help. Avoiding squatting and climbing stairs.
There is redness, swelling, warmth or significant pain
You develop a fever
The pain is constant
The pain worsens
The knee injury was preceded with a popping sound
The knee looks deformed
The pain is severe
Sudden swelling is noticed
You cannot move your knee
Knee Replacement Surgery may be considered if performing even acts of daily living become difficult. Simple movement taking your pet for a walk, climbing a flight of stairs, or even getting out of a chair can sometimes become difficult and painful. If you have tried medicines, injections, and physical therapy, and nothing seems to work, it would be advisable to consider knee replacement surgery.
Also known as arthroplasty, knee replacement surgery is a common bone surgery that can help ease the pain and improve movement. During surgery, the joint replacement surgeon carves away the damaged part of the knee and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal or plastic, which is then attached to the thigh bone, shin, and kneecap with something like acrylic cement.
When replacement surgery first started in the early 1970s, the artificial joints were expected to last for about a decade. Now, however, modern implants can last as long as 20 years.
There are four main types of knee replacement surgery:
Total knee replacement:This is the most common. The surgeon replaces the end of the thigh bone with a metal shell and the connecting end of the lower leg bone with a channeled plastic piece with a metal stem.
Partial knee replacement:If only one side of the knee is affected by arthritis, partial replacement is possible. However, the surgery will succeed only if the knee ligaments are strong. This surgery can be performed through a smaller cut than is needed for total knee replacement.
Kneecap replacement:This replaces only the under-surface of the kneecap, often not advised by Doctors as total knee replacement surgery has a higher rate of success.
Complex (or revision) knee replacement:This procedure may be needed in severe conditions or if earlier surgeries have not yielded the desired result.