Patient Specific Knee Replacement
- Patients with symptomatic Osteoarthritis require a partial or total knee replacement
- Involves removal of damaged arthritic surface(s) and replacement with appropriate implant
- Literature has shown high patient dissatisfaction rates in standard knee replacements of 25%+
- The implants Paul uses are made of Titanium and Cobalt Chromium with polyethelene inserts (Conformis or Symbios)
- Pre op 3D CT allows for customised implant to be made to match patient anatomy
- Patients are having faster recoveries and better functional outcomes
Frequently Asked Questions – Knee Replacement
When should I start physiotherapy?
Before your outpatient appointment at 2 weeks post op
How long should I have physiotherapy for?
When can I drive?
3-4 weeks post op, when you can perform an emergency stop safely and you are off crutches
Is pain expected?
Moderate to severe for 2-4 weeks.
How long will I be off work for?
4-6 weeks with a graduated return over the following 4 weeks. You will have limited mobility and walking times/distances for the first 6-8 weeks. Full commute is expected after 8-12 weeks
Will I be able to walk normally?
Yes, but it will take 6 weeks
How long do I need to wear stockings for?
How long do I need to keep my dressing on for?
Can I go home by myself?
When can I start exercising?
2 weeks post procedure and with the advice from your Physiotherapist
When can I fly?
After 6 weeks