BEING OLD DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN WEAK
It is a general belief that once one is somewhere around 60 or 70, they are too old and can’t participate in specific activities. To make matters worse, in so many instances at this age, people tend to suffer injuries that are difficult to heal in the right place; with Colorado advanced orthopedics bilateral knee replacement, you have the right tool.
Bilateral Knee replacement involves removing damaged knee elements and replacing them with a metal and plastic prosthetic knee joint. A bonding agent such as acrylic cement is used to join the new artificial implant to the kneecap, femur, and tibia. Our orthopedic surgeons will assess the state of your knee joint. In some cases, some of the adjacent joints (hip and ankle) may also be evaluated. If these joints are damaged, it may affect the efficacy of your results.
Bilateral knee replacement surgery is also performed for the following reasons: Knee problems – Broken bones or damaged ligaments can make your knee rheumatic and reduce its range of motion over time. Arthritis rheumatoid – The lining of your knee is attacked and destroyed by your immune system. Disfigurements – Bowed legs, for example, may necessitate knee surgery to restore correct joint alignment. Our orthopedic surgeons will assess the state of your knee joint. In some cases, some of the adjacent joints (hip and ankle) may also be evaluated. If these joints are damaged, it may affect the efficacy of your results.
Bilateral Knee replacement operations are available at Colorado Advanced Orthopedics. Our specialists will carefully assess the state of your damaged joint before recommending the best treatment option for you. It’s critical to realize how rigorously you execute your physical therapy exercises. You must attend all scheduled physical therapy visits and complete all prescribed exercises daily. Within 3-6 weeks of knee replacement surgery, you should be able to resume your normal daily activities. Once you can bend your knee sufficiently to sit in the driver’s seat and have adequate muscular control to handle the gas and brake pedals, you should be able to drive. After around three weeks, this usually happens.