Knee Replacement in Singapore

The knee joint is essential in our ability to walk, run, jump, squat and climb when going about our daily lives. However, several factors, such as ageing, injury, or chronic diseases, can cause damage to the knee, resulting in pain and limited mobility. In severe cases of knee damage, a knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, may be recommended.

The Anatomy of the Knee

The knee consists of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, which provide stability, support, and mobility to the knee joint, allowing for smooth and controlled movements. They also protect the joint from excessive stress and impact.

There are three main bones within the knee joint, which are:

  • Femur: Also known as the thigh bone, this is the largest and strongest upper leg bone.
  • Tibia: Also known as the shin bone, the tibia is a large, weight-bearing bone that supports many muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments.
  • Patella: Also known as the kneecap, this triangular bone at the front of the knee helps protect the knee joint and supports various muscles, tendons and ligaments.

What is a Knee Replacement Surgery?

A knee replacement surgery, also known as a knee arthroplasty, is an orthopaedic procedure that involves replacing the damaged or diseased parts of the knee joint with artificial components. This surgery helps relieve knee pain, improve mobility, and restore normal knee function.

During the procedure, the knee surgeon will remove damaged cartilage and bones, and replace them with prosthetic implants made of metal alloys or high-grade plastics. These components mimic the natural structure and function of the knee to allow a smooth and pain-free movement.

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Who Needs Knee Replacement Surgery?

What Can be Treated with a Knee Replacement?

What Are the Types of Knee Replacement Surgery?

What Happens Before a Knee Replacement Surgery?

What to Expect During a Knee Replacement Surgery?

What Happens After Knee Arthroplasty?

What are the Possible Risks and Complications?

If you are experiencing severe knee pain, stiffness and limited mobility, seek treatment as soon as possible. For consultations, please call us at 9711 8888.

FAQs on Knee Replacement Surgery:

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Knee Replacement?

Generally, it takes several months or up to a year to regain full mobility and resume normal activities. One’s age, overall health, and adherence to post-operative rehabilitation can greatly influence one’s recovery duration.

How Can One Manage Pain Caused by Knee Replacement Surgery?

Your knee doctor will prescribe painkillers to alleviate discomfort. Proper adherence to physiotherapy as instructed will also help greatly in reducing pain and speeding up recovery.

How Long After a Knee Replacement Surgery Can I Walk?

Typically, you can start using mobility aids, such as crutches or walkers, within a day after knee replacement surgery. As recovery progresses and your strength improves, you can gradually transition to walking without assistance. Your physiotherapist will guide you as you undertake weight-bearing and walking activities.

What Should You Avoid After a Knee Replacement Procedure?

Avoid high-impact exercises and excessive knee bending. Maintaining a balance between rest and controlled activity is crucial in facilitating a smooth recovery.
Our team is always available to respond immediately to your enquiries, for acute emergencies and stable conditions alike.
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