Knee arthroplasty, also known as knee replacement is one of the most practiced procedures by doctor Alonso Moreno. Nowadays, a good prothesis can last for about 15 years without problems, but new techniques (as the use of new materials) are being researched in order to improve their duration. Three of these techniques are slightly invasive surgery, navigation guided by computer and preformed moulds.
The first technique aims to achieve a fastest recovery, even if it is more difficult to do. Guided surgery, through computer, makes the placing of the knee components better. Lastly, preformed moulds are stencils made with synthetic materials that help the surgeon to implant the prothesis correctly.
Knee unicompartimental prothesis is used in patients with bone problems, because the ones with rheumatoid arthritis have some characteristics that can compromise the surgery. This technique is less aggressive and allows a total prothesis implant.
Partial knee replacement
Partial replacement or arthroplasty is a surgery procedure to replace just a part of the damage knee. By means of the partial arthroplasty, tissue and bone are removed to replace it with a prosthetic when arthritis is present in only part of the knee. Usually, it is done with smaller incisions, so the recovery time is shorter.
Total knee replacement
Total knee replacement or arthroplasty is one of the most common surgery of doctor Alonso Moreno. By means of this procedure, which usually takes approximately a couple of hours, the damaged cartilage and bone are removed to position the new metal and plastic implant that will allow you to restore alignment and function of your knee.
Accelerated recovery program
Accelerated recovery or rapid recovery programs are really common. They are often used to improve patient outcomes in less time so that they decrease length of stay in the hospital and the time of recovery. Therefore, after knee surgery, patients will go back promptly to their daily routine.