Arthritis knee surgery considered as one of solutions to deal painful arthritis on your knee. This treatment is dedicated to severe condition. Including to this technique is arthroscopy and total knee replacement surgery. Which treatment will be chooses is depend on arthritis stage and severity. For early stage of arthritis usually no need treatment surgery, there are several treatment for this stage of the disease including physical and anti-inflammatory therapy.
Arthritis knee surgery types
The main goal of arthroscopy for arthritis knee surgery is fixing ligament tears and cartilage tissue in the knee area. In this procedure, a micro camera inserted to the knee through small incision that help to locate the problem so the treatment can be done with minimum surgery wound. This arthroscopy commonly will cost somewhere around $5000 and considered as surgery with faster recovery time compared to total knee replacement surgery.
Other surgery that dedicated for healing arthritis is knee replacement surgery. The main goal of this technique is to replace the damage area on the knee with artificial surface. This replacement surgery could be partial or total replacement and it depends on the severity of the disease. Someone who experiences this arthritis knee surgery is done under total or partial anesthesia depending patient’s preference and overall medical conditions. This technique is more complex and off course more expensive with longer recovery time compared to the arthroscopy.
How to avoid knee surgery in arthritis patients
Someone who experience mild to moderate arthritis can choose several techniques to avoid the expensive surgery treatments. Including to these techniques are,
1. Maintain body weight. Extra pound in your weight will leading to more pain on the knee. As we know knee is a joint that support our body. The more heavy the body, the more pressure on the knee, the more pain will appear. Cut some pounds of body weight can alleviate the pain on knee with arthritis.
2. Physical activities. Trying to exercise your arthritis knee will help your knee to gain its strength. Walking is a simple and great idea for maintain your knee joint strength and great way to keep your knee healthy and pain free. This is a simple and inexpensive ways to avoid arthritis knee surgery.