Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery (also called arthroplasty) is necessary when the knee joint is damaged or worn out to the extent that it gives you pain, instability, or loss of function that affects your daily life and mobility. In knee replacement surgery, the bone surfaces and cartilage that have been damaged are removed and replaced with artificial surfaces, called implants, made of metal and plastic. The procedure is intended to give you restored mobility and reduce painful bone-on-bone contact.
The usual reason for knee replacement surgery is to relieve severe pain caused by osteoarthritis, especially when the non-surgical approach is no longer effective. However, you don’t have to live with pain and reduced mobility for the rest of your life. You can replace your knee with an artificial joint and thanks to a knee replacement start to enjoy life again. Knee replacement is a cost-effective option that will help you restore your health.
Patients who need knee replacement surgery usually have issues with walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. Knee replacement might be recommended when your knee has become deformed or is constantly swollen. The procedure results in improved knee mobility and significantly relieve pain caused by knee joint diseases.
We can distinguish two types of knee replacement: partial knee replacement and total knee replacement.
Partial knee replacement: 
For some people with osteoarthritis, the joint damage is limited to only one portion of their knee. If you experience pain only on one side, or compartment, of your knee, your surgeon may prescribe what is called unicompartmental knee replacement. In this partial knee replacement surgery, only one side of the joint – the diseased portion – is replaced, leaving the healthy portion untouched.
Total knee replacement: 
When osteoarthritis affects more than one area of the knee, total knee replacement is often used as treatment. In total knee replacement surgery, the surface of the thighbone (femur) is replaced with a contoured metal piece. The surface of the shinbone (tibia) is typically replaced with a flat metal piece and a smooth plastic piece that serves as cartilage. The undersurface of the kneecap may also be replaced with an implant made of plastic or a combination of metal and plastic.
At KCM Clinic, we offer high-quality, minimally invasive knee replacement procedures that will improve your mobility and help you regain the ability to do the things that are important to you. Our orthopaedic specialist surgeons use the latest surgical methods to ensure the best patient care.
At KCM Clinic we use the latest implants by the most renowned American brands such as Zimmer Biomet and Johnson and Johnson DePuy Synthes. The implants meet international safety and design standards. The implants reduce pain and restore the function of the knee. Zimmer Biomet is the leading company in partial knee arthroplasty (PKA) with over 45 years of experience, offering a comprehensive range of anatomic and innovative solutions.

Improve Mobility and Reduce Pain with Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is typically necessary when the knee joint is damaged or worn out to the extent that it gives you pain,  instability or loss of function and affects your daily life and mobility. The most common cause of this damage is osteoarthritis or rheumatism.  However, you don’t have to live with pain and reduced mobility for the rest of your life. You can replace your knee with an artificial joint and thanks to a knee replacement start to enjoy life again.  Here at KCM Clinic in Poland, we offer high-quality, minimally invasive knee replacement procedures that will improve your mobility and help you regain the ability to do the things that are important to you. Our orthopaedic surgeons use the latest surgical methods to ensure the best patient care.

Knee replacement is a cost-effective option that will help you restore your health. 

Who Needs a Knee Replacement?

The usual reason for knee replacement surgery is to relieve severe pain caused by osteoarthritis, especially when non-surgical approach is no longer effective. Patients who need knee replacement surgery usually have issues with walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. Knee replacement might be recommended when your knee has become deformed or is constantly swollen. Some patients might also experience knee pain at rest. Knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) is considered an effective treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis. This operation is most often performed on patients aged between 50-80 years. The procedure results in improved knee mobility and significantly relieves pain caused by knee joint diseases.

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About the Procedure

Knee endoprosthesis implantation, the main indication of which is pain relief, is a commonly performed operation for the degeneration of the knee joint. The procedure is performed in the case of degeneration of joints and articular cartilage, so it is most often performed on the elderly. However, this does not mean that young people are not exposed to such damage.

Endoprosthesoplasty consists of removing the diseased tissue and implanting a knee replacement in its place, which takes over the functions of the damaged structure. Knee joint replacement is an orthopaedic surgery during which the bones and damaged tissue are removed and replaced with a prosthesis. By eliminating pain, an implanted artificial knee allows you to restore lost joint functions and perform basic movements such as walking or lifting heavier objects.

There are several types of knee replacement implants, we most often choose them depending on the patient’s age. Younger ones have cementless prostheses implanted due to their longer life. It is placed on the bone by pressing or screwing.

Knee replacement is a major surgery, but you can rest assured that you are in the hands of experienced professionals. 

Knee Replacement Surgery – Preparations

The doctor who will perform the procedure qualifies the patient for the knee replacement. In addition to the clinical examination, the attending physician requires a diagnostic ultrasound of the joint or MRI. It is often necessary to perform an X-ray of the joint. After consultation and agreeing with the patient on the type and indications for surgery, the date of the operation is set.

Recovery After Knee Replacement

Regaining your strength and mobility after total knee replacement surgery is necessary for you to regain the ability to do the things that are important to you.

For the first few days after a knee replacement, the patient receives painkillers and anticoagulants. It is very important to follow the recommendations of the attending physician. Already from the first day after the procedure, the patient begins the process of rehabilitation. After leaving the clinic, the patient should walk with orthopaedic crutches and continue exercising under the supervision of a physiotherapist.

After the procedure, it is recommended to conserve and prevent overload of the operated knee joint. Of course, rehabilitation is necessary to allow the body to regain its full fitness, which usually takes about 2-3 months. The positive effects of physiotherapy and physical activity are particularly significant for patients after a knee replacement, as osteoarthritis may lead to metabolic and functional decline.

Once the rehabilitation after your knee replacement is complete, daily activities should become more comfortable and the quality of life should improve.

Knee Replacement Abroad – the Benefits

Here are a couple of advantages for the patient choosing the KCM Clinic for a knee replacement abroad:

  • Cost-effective surgery package,
  • All surgery, hospital, specialist, and implant fees are included in the price,
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement techniques are used,
  • Experienced surgeons performing knee replacements with a low complication rate,
  • Medical care of top EU standards,
  • Positive testimonials from former knee replacement patients.
About the procedure

About the Procedure

Knee endoprosthesis implantation, the main indication of which is pain relief, is a commonly performed operation for the degeneration of the knee joint. The procedure is performed in the case of degeneration of joints and articular cartilage, so it is most often performed on the elderly. However, this does not mean that young people are not exposed to such damage.

Endoprosthesoplasty consists of removing the diseased tissue and implanting a knee replacement in its place, which takes over the functions of the damaged structure. Knee joint replacement is an orthopaedic surgery during which the bones and damaged tissue are removed and replaced with a prosthesis. By eliminating pain, an implanted artificial knee allows you to restore lost joint functions and perform basic movements such as walking or lifting heavier objects.

There are several types of knee replacement implants, we most often choose them depending on the patient’s age. Younger ones have cementless prostheses implanted due to their longer life. It is placed on the bone by pressing or screwing.

Knee replacement is a major surgery, but you can rest assured that you are in the hands of experienced professionals. 

Preparation

Knee Replacement Surgery – Preparations

The doctor who will perform the procedure qualifies the patient for the knee replacement. In addition to the clinical examination, the attending physician requires a diagnostic ultrasound of the joint or MRI. It is often necessary to perform an X-ray of the joint. After consultation and agreeing with the patient on the type and indications for surgery, the date of the operation is set.

Convalescence

Recovery After Knee Replacement

Regaining your strength and mobility after total knee replacement surgery is necessary for you to regain the ability to do the things that are important to you.

For the first few days after a knee replacement, the patient receives painkillers and anticoagulants. It is very important to follow the recommendations of the attending physician. Already from the first day after the procedure, the patient begins the process of rehabilitation. After leaving the clinic, the patient should walk with orthopaedic crutches and continue exercising under the supervision of a physiotherapist.

Precautions

After the procedure, it is recommended to conserve and prevent overload of the operated knee joint. Of course, rehabilitation is necessary to allow the body to regain its full fitness, which usually takes about 2-3 months. The positive effects of physiotherapy and physical activity are particularly significant for patients after a knee replacement, as osteoarthritis may lead to metabolic and functional decline.

Once the rehabilitation after your knee replacement is complete, daily activities should become more comfortable and the quality of life should improve.

Benefits

Knee Replacement Abroad – the Benefits

Here are a couple of advantages for the patient choosing the KCM Clinic for a knee replacement abroad:

  • Cost-effective surgery package,
  • All surgery, hospital, specialist, and implant fees are included in the price,
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement techniques are used,
  • Experienced surgeons performing knee replacements with a low complication rate,
  • Medical care of top EU standards,
  • Positive testimonials from former knee replacement patients.

Interested in Knee Replacement Surgery? Contact us directly for more information. Help us help you get your life back.

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