Total Knee Replacement

case-study1August 12, 2013 :

Mr JK, a 54 year old gentleman had complaints of pain and progressive bending of both the knees for the last 12 years. He was completely housebound for the last 2 years due to difficulty in walking. He had no other medical problems. His x-rays showed that bone from one side of tibia had completely worn out. This was a patient who should have undergone total knee replacement at least 6 years back. We had to use a special part called a Wedge. This is made of metal and it fills up the bone deficiency. The patient was out of bed on the 3rd day of surgery and is recovering well.