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?

6 months

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?

3-4 weeks

How long do I need to keep my dressing on for?

2 weeks

Can I go home by myself?

Escorted

When can I start exercising?

2 weeks post procedure and with the advice from your Physiotherapist

When can I fly?

After 6 weeks