When you have total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, the recovery and rehabilitation process plays a crucial role in helping you get back on your feet and resume an active lifestyle. It can help you heal from surgery faster and greatly improve your chances for long-term success.
If you are considering a total knee replacement, join the crowd. Joint replacement surgeries are among the most common elective surgeries.
Female athletes are two to eight more times likely to injure their ACL than males, however utilizing one graft repair treatment method in females may be more beneficial than another, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Knee replacement surgery has a great success rate. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that 90 percent of the people who undergo knee replacement surgery experience a significant reduction in pain. Many are able to return to activities like golf, which they had given up due to arthritic knee pain. About 85 percent of replacement knees are still working after 20 years of use.