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Start Walking Again in 12 hours after Total Knee Replacement Surgery


Knee osteoarthritis is a crucial problem among older adults. It does not only impact everyday lives when standing, walking, or sitting but also leads to chronic knee pain and deformity if left untreated for a long time.

Total knee replacement surgery involves the removal of the damaged cartilage in the knee joint and replacing it with a metal implant. With the help of computer-assisted technology and minimally invasive techniques, the incisions are as small as 8-10 centimeters compared to the conventional surgery that leaves approximately 15 centimeters of incision. The patients experience minimal pain, have swift recovery, and can stand and walk within 12 hours post-surgery. Additionally, this procedure enables patients to regain natural knee function to a significant extent.

Understanding the types: Various forms of arthritis can impact the knee. Osteoarthritis, a common condition in middle-aged and older adults, can cause cartilage and bone breakdown. Rheumatoid arthritis leads to inflammation and excess fluid buildup in the joint, causing pain and stiffness. Traumatic arthritis, stemming from an injury, can damage the knee cartilage.

Knee replacement surgery aims to resurface damaged parts of the knee joint and alleviate pain that no longer responds to other treatment options, potentially allowing patients to regain lost mobility and improve their quality of life.

For more information, contact

Robotic Knee Replacement Center, Vejthani Hospital
Call 02-7340000 or Ext. 2332
English Hotline: (+66)8-522 38888

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