Knee Replacement (Knee Arthroplasty)

Knee Replacement (Knee Arthroplasty)

Knee replacement or knee arthroplasty procedure has been in high demand recently. Surgeons successfully perform knee replacement in Turkey. The presence of flexible and elastic cartilage tissue at the ends of the bones, that is, where the joint locates, facilitates their movements. But due to the gradual destruction of the cartilage, friction increases and eventually causes bone wear and severe pain in the knee area. The knee replacement procedure will help improve the patient's condition.

Abrasion of the knee joint causes the distances of the bones to converge, and their contact with each other dramatically reduces the knee's range of motion. In addition to being limited in daily activities such as climbing stairs, you will likely experience severe knee pain. In such cases, knee replacement eliminates the pain caused by wear, rheumatism, joint destruction, and calcification, and you will return to your daily activities quickly.

Who are Ideal Candidates for Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement is one of the most successful surgeries. However, doctors start non-surgical treatments such as physical and drug therapy early. In some of these patients, initial treatments have no effect, and normal function of the knee doesn’t return. Also, there may always be pain in the knee area. Those who have such problems can resort to this procedure. Check out the ideal candidates for knee replacement in Turkey:

  • Those who feel severe and persistent pain in the knee
  • Those with limited mobility
  • Those with deformed knees
  • Those who suffer from constant knee pain even when resting
  • Unaffected by non-surgical treatment

Knee Replacement Procedure

A significant percentage of knee replacement procedures in Turkey is successful. Artificial joints have improved patients' conditions for many years and helped patients return to everyday life. Check out the knee replacement procedure steps in Turkey in general:

  • Preparation

If you're considering knee replacement surgery, there are several factors to help you make an informed decision. It is essential to ensure you are healthy enough to have the surgery. The surgeon will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical examination to assess your general health and determine whether you are a good candidate for surgery. We recommend the knee replacement procedure in Turkey for people who generally experience severe knee pain that doesn’t respond to other treatments. The surgeon will likely suggest other medicines if your knee isn't too painful.

This necessary procedure can significantly improve your ability to perform daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and exercising. However, if you are engaged in high-impact activities such as running, you should change your activity levels after surgery to prevent damage to your new joint. Finally, you must have an honest discussion with your doctor about what to expect and your options before, during, and after the procedure.

  • Anesthesia

According to the diagnosis of the anesthesiologist, you can choose one of the general anesthesia or local anesthesia methods. Such a procedure will be both painless and comfortable.

  • Process

The surgeon first reaches the inner parts and bones of the joint area by making a small incision in the common knee area. In the next step, the expert removes the damaged areas (cartilage and articular surface of the femur and leg) with special surgical instruments.

Depending on the amount and type of damage in each patient, the doctor replaces the damaged joint with unique prostheses. In general, prostheses are metal and plastic, and at this stage, the specialist connects the prosthesis to the femur and leg bones with a material we call bone cement. In addition, the doctor may choose a method of biological stabilization to join the bone with the artificial joint, considering your situation.

  • Final

In the final stage, the surgeon will complete the procedure by closing the incisions and giving instructions. In this process, you should use your prescription drugs on time. You may also need to take complementary medicines, such as vitamins.

Recovery Process After Knee Replacement

Check out the recovery process after knee replacement in Turkey:

  • You will likely stay in the hospital for one day after the procedure.
  • Prevent water and moisture from reaching the wound during bathing.
  • Don’t use stairs for the first few months after knee replacement.
  • You can return to work with the advice of a doctor.
  • It would be best if you exercised at home correctly and on time. In addition, you should not neglect to attend physiotherapy sessions.
  • In this process, you should focus on consuming nutrients, especially fruits, and vegetables.

It is normal to feel pain after knee replacement, and this pain will disappear after the recovery period. However, in some patients, swelling, fever, and redness in the operation area, along with the feeling of pain, gradually increase, causing the patient to become irritated. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss this matter with the doctor immediately so that further measures can take if necessary.

How Much Does Knee Replacement Cost?

Knee replacement costs in Turkey will vary according to everyone's situation. However, knee replacement prices in Turkey vary according to many factors, such as the doctor's ability and experience, hospital equipment, pre-operative preparations, and the drugs prescribed by the doctor after the surgery. Also, the costs in Turkey are much lower than in other countries such as the UK and the US.

The aim of this article is to give you a general information about the surgical intervention in question. You need to make more research about possible complications and risks of this selected procedure in order to make an informed decision. Please note that complications occur more frequently with patients who are obese, smoke, and have a history or lung or other chronic underlying medical conditions.


Smokers are recognized to have a significantly higher risk of post operative wound healing problems with a subsequently higher potential of infection as well as operative and post operative bleeding. Patients should discontinue smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Although it helps to stop smoking before and after surgery, this does not completely eliminate the increased risks resulting from long term smoking. Smoking also has a long term adverse effect on the skin and ageing process.



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