Arthroplasty (Knee Prosthesis)
Knee arthroplasty is a surgery performed in order to relieve pain and enhance quality of life for patients with severe pain secondary to knee arthritis. Those patients are usually characterized with past medical history of long-term non-surgical therapies (i.e., oral drugs, intra-articular injections, activity regulations, physical therapy) that do not actually help relieving the pain.
Broadly, there are two types of knee prosthesis. One is the conventional procedure that is also known as total knee replacement, and the other is the partial knee replacement that is performed with minimally invasive approach. Both methods have been used for a long time worldwide and have very good outcomes.