Post-Operative THR / TKR
Total knee replacement (TKR) and total hip replacement (THR) reliably relieve pain, restore function, and ensure mobility in patients with advanced joint arthritis; however these results are not uniform across all patient populations.
Total knee arthoplasty (TKA) or total knee replacement (TKR) is a orthopaedic surgical procedure where the articular surfaces of the knee joint (the femoral condyles and tibial plateau) are replaced. There is at least one polyethylene piece, placed between the tibia and the femur, as a shock absorber. In 50% of the cases the patella is also replaced. Reasons for a patella replacement include: osteolysis, maltracking of the patella, failure of the implant. The aim of the patella reconstruction is to restore the extensor mechanism. The level of bone loss will dictate which kind of patella prosthesis is placed.