Partial Knee Replacement operation substitutes an injured portion of your knee the medial, lateral or the patella with a prosthetic implant, sparing healthy ligaments and cartilage in their place itself.
1. While standing or walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of a chair, experiencing pain
2. Pain attached to an activity
3. Initial pain or stiffness when activities are begun from a sitting position
4. Stiff Joints after getting out of bed
5. Swelling in one or more areas of your knee
6. A grating feeling or crunching feeling in the knee during walking, exercise or motion
There is a range of treatment options for a knee replacement infection such as Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatment. Depend on the situation we can prefer what type of surgery will fit.
Few replacement infections are superficial, which means that the infection has stretched up to the skin and tissue around the joint but does not affect the artificial joint. Oral or intravenous antibiotics can be used to treat a superficial knee replacement infection.
It may need a surgical treatment if a knee replacement infection goes deeper than the skin and tissue around a joint. These options include:
1. Debridement: This is a surgical washout of the joint. Any infected soft tissue is detached, and the artificial joint is cleaned. Plastic liners or spacers in the artificial joint may be substituted. The doctor will recommend IV antibiotics to be taken post-surgery.
2. Staged surgery: This involves a sequence of surgeries to remove and substitute the artificial joint. This may be required if the infection has advanced over the months or years after the original knee replacement.