Knee Replacement

Our Doctors about this treatment

What are joint diseases?

The diseases classified under the title of joint diseases are caused by worn out or disappearing joints with ageing or due to an underlying disease without any trauma.

Therefore, rheumatic diseases and arthritis are the most common types of joint diseases. 

What is the reason for joint diseases?

 Cartilage is smooth and shiny at a young age and functions the load-bearing job properly. Over time, small scratches, cracks, in other words; wrinkles occur. The ageing process of cartilage is proprietary for every human, the critical issue here is what we do to protect ourselves from this situation and how we overcome it after problems start.

 Healthy bones are possible with a healthy cartilage structure. Eating healthily, avoiding excess weight, and living away from activities that cause joint injury will slow down this process. Women are at higher risk, especially after menopause hormone changes predispose to poor bone quality. Therefore arthritis is more common in women.

What kind of treatment methods are used for treating joint diseases?

 It is not possible to treat all stages of arthritis with a single treatment method. That’s why generalizing slogans should be avoided. In other words, slogans such as “knee needle, no calcification” or “non-surgical treatment with a miracle method” attract attention, but the wrong treatment only causes a waste of time and money. In this stage, the level of the disease is important. Because the disappearance of cartilage and the emergence of disease symptoms are not something that happens suddenly. This is a process that takes years, and where you are in the process determines the treatment.

What are the benefits of knee replacement?

 This is an important and risky treatment, but it provides incredible comfort as well. The pain passes, joint alignment improves, and the range of motion increases. Most importantly, walking becomes easier, becomes painless and the walking distance increases, so the patient can further in daily life.