Ensure Longevity with Computer-Navigated TKR
The placement and alignment of the implants during a total knee replacement surgery is the most important part of the surgery. Unless the alignment is correct, it can lead to some complications and can also cause a lot of pain for patients. Computer-Navigated Total Knee Replacement ensures that the alignment of the implants is free of error and allows the surgeons to get on with the surgery more efficiently. The correct alignment of the implants ensures that the total knee replacement surgery has a sense of longevity which ensures, consequently that you do not need any more corrective surgeries in the future.
What is Computer-Navigated TKR?
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a very painful disease of the bone that affects the knee joints in both men and women during their old age. This disease is extremely common and can move, walking, sitting and even lying down extremely painful. But it can be treated very easily as well, and if you have been afflicted with this disease, there is absolutely no reason to fear as treatments are widely available, and can be accessed by the major part of the population.
Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Although osteoarthritis of the knee can have several symptoms, there are a bunch of select symptoms which are common in almost all cases of this painful disease. The main symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee are listed below. If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms, it might b time to consult a doctor and get your knees looked at by a professional so that you can receive a correct diagnosis.
• Extreme pain at joints during movement that gets better with rest
• Swelling in the joints, especially knees and ankles
• The feeling of slight warmth in the knees and other joints
• Stiffness in the joints, especially if you have not moved for a while
• Cracking sound in the bones and joints, more so when you move
• Decreased mobility, making it difficult to sit, walk or even lie down
Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee
There are a lot of ways to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. The most common method that is opted for by most patients suffering from this extremely painful disease is the use of medication. But that is not the best way to treat this disease. The medications can make the pain go away for a little while, but it does not treat the main cause of the problem. Because of this reason, the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee is bound to come back sooner or later as the medication cannot cure this disease of the root.
The most effective way to treat this disease, therefore, is surgery. The method of surgery that most surgeons rely on when treating the osteoarthritis of the knee is called is Total Knee Replacement or TKR. In this method, the knee joint is replaced using implants. These implants are made of high-quality material and are their placement is made in a manner which allows them to imitate and replicate the movement of the knee so that you will have no problems with moving your legs normally after the surgery.
Nowadays, researchers have come up with a better technique called Computer-Navigated Total Knee Replacement, which makes use of computer technology to do the surgery quickly and more efficiently. By the use of this method, thousands, if not millions of individuals have benefitted immensely as this method is not only very simple, it is also almost completely painless and cures osteoarthritis of the knee completely, allowing you to live your life to the maximum potential.