If you suffer from chronic knee pain, and other treatments have not given you relief, you may be a good candidate for knee replacement surgery. The procedure involves replacing part or all of a knee joint with an artificial joint. While knee replacement surgery has been around for many years, there are still several misconceptions about it.
Here are a few myths you shouldn't believe.
You Have to Be on Bed Rest After the Surgery
Some people are reluctant to get knee replacement surgery because they believe they will have to be on bed rest for several months. Fortunately, this is not true. Your surgeon will actually want you to start slowly moving right after your procedure. However, you will have to use crutches to assist you as you walk for the first few weeks.
You Can't Do Certain Activities Anymore
Another common misconception about knee replacement surgery is that you can't participate in certain activities after your procedure. The truth is that you will have an easier time partaking in your favorite activities, like hiking, dancing, or running. You will no longer have any pain holding you back.
Knee Replacement is Just for the Elderly
Although knee replacement surgery is more common among the elderly, younger people can still undergo this procedure. For example, younger people who suffered severe knee damage after an accident may choose to get a knee replacement.
Knee Replacements Don't Last Very Long
There have been many advances in knee replacement surgery in recent years. In fact, you can expect your knee replacement to last 20 or more years. In some people, these replacements last a lifetime.
You Will Have Trouble Bending Your Knee After Surgery
Another reason why some people shy away from knee replacement surgery is that they think they can't bend their knee afterward. However, as long as you attend physical therapy and listen to your surgeon's advice, you should have a full range of motion in your knee after your procedure.
Knee Replacements Feel Artificial
With all the technological advances in implants in recent years, you do not have to fret about your knee replacement feeling fake. It will look and feel just like a natural knee.
As you can see, there are a lot of myths about knee replacement surgery. If you believe you are a good candidate for this procedure, you should schedule a consultation with a surgeon today.Share
15 December 2020
My name is Dan and this is my blog. I am a recently singled father of three that is learning everything about caring for my kids as I go along. Before my wife passed, she was the one that took care of the kids when they were sick or injured, so I had a lot of learning to do and I had to do it as quickly as possible. I got together with some of the parents from my kids' school and they helped out quite a bit. I created my blog for two reasons - to keep my facts straight and to help other parents learn what I have struggled to learn.