Opting for surgery is the best choice to overcome knee arthritis if the other, non-operative options are showing up no result on your knee condition. Your age factor, anatomy and underlying condition are the main points to decide on the type of surgery to be carried out. Osteotomy(cutting the bone to realign the joint) and knee replacement surgery are few types of surgical treatment available to treat arthritis.
Knee Replacing Implant:
If the arthritis is limited to only one area of the joint or if the person is young, Osteotomy is preferred over the other techniques. In this technique, the surgeons will realign the knee to make the arthritic area less loaded and placing a weight-bearing on not required part of the knee joint. For example, if a person is becoming bow-legged, realignment may help him to reduce the load across the knee joint. This method is preferred more as the patient?s own knee joint is realigned and retained and can support for many years of pain relief and can overcome of the disadvantage of using an artificial knee. The disadvantage of this type of technique is, long term rehabilitation courses and the chances of arthritis developing in the newly aligned knee.