Well!!! It is not the patient who will decide about the type of surgery to repair the damaged knee joint. Your treating surgeon will decide the type of surgery depending upon the extent of damage of your knee joint.
Most of the procedures are safe and effective to give relief from the knee pain. But as every surgical procedure have some risks and complications, knee surgeries can also have following risks or complications:
Patients eligible for surgery are advised to start mild exercises and physical therapy some 2 weeks before the surgery and soon after the surgery to help the joint adjust well to the new setting and improve mobility.
After almost all types of knee joint surgeries, the surgeon motivates the patient to start moving on the same day or the next day after the procedure.
No. All the procedures are performed under anesthesia that can be regional or general depending upon the type of procedure and patient requirement.
Yes. After almost all procedures, your surgeon and physical therapist will prescribe a walker, cane or crutches until your muscle strength returns.
Patient should follow all the guidelines and instructions provided by the surgeon for the success of surgery. In addition to this, rehabilitation and physical therapy should be continued till the muscles regain their strength and patient feels decreased pain while walking and performing his daily activities.