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What You Must Know About Knee Operations For Arthritis

* The patellofemoral compartment which refers to the front part of the knee where the knee cap (patella) meets the thighbone (femur). Arthroscopes by the best knee surgeon are the kind of operation is suitable for very few individuals, and some patients may be ineligible if they're knock-kneed or bow-legged. Other patients who may not be eligible for this kind of operation are those with ligament damage, severe knee stiffness or those experiencing inflammatory arthritis. Other patients who may not be eligible for this kind of operation are those with ligament damage, severe knee stiffness or those experiencing inflammatory arthritis.

Partial knee replacement is not as invasive as complete knee replacement, it is therefore generally less painful and requires less time for the patient to recover. Nonetheless, partial knee replacement is less reliable in relieving pain.

KNEE OSTEOTOMY (FEMORAL OSTEOTOMY)

This kind of operation is suitable for just a small number of younger and physically active people under the age of 60. It's appropriate for such patients due to their poor knee alignment and asymmetrical knee arthritis.

Osteotomy entails cutting of the thigh bone (femur) or shin bone (tibia) and:

* Removing a little wedge of bone

* Adding a modest wedge of bone graft or man-made bone substance

Knee osteotomy realigns the knee, shifting more pressure to the good side of the joint thereby reducing wear and tear on the bad side.

Article: Dr Ben Handcock from www.bestkneesurgeon.com.au, shows you the way to locate a very good Wollongong knee specialist. Reviews of the best surgeons in Wollongong and down the NSW South Coast are available for you to compare and research before making a decision on knee operation.

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