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About the Operation

Total or partial knee replacement is a successful surgical solution for end-stage knee arthritis.

Dr. Meftah uses advanced minimally-invasive surgical techniques with muscle-spearing methods to lower tissue trauma and improve patient outcomes.

These techniques lead to same-day surgery, less pain after surgery, and faster recovery and return to sports.

Indications for Total Knee Replacement:
  • Severe knee pain that limits your daily activities (such as walking, getting up from a chair or climbing stairs)
  • Moderate-to-severe pain that occurs during rest or awakens you at night
  • Chronic knee inflammation and swelling that is not relieved with rest or medications
  • Failure to obtain pain relief from medications, injections, physical therapy or other conservative treatments
  • A bow-legged knee deformity
Total Knee Replacement Procedure:
The Day Before Surgery:
The Day of Surgery:

You and your caregiver(s) should review this NYU patient guide®. It walks you through the entire process, so it’s important that you and your caregiver(s) understand all of the information. This guide is your personalized road map. Keeping it with you helps the entire surgical team to provide the best possible care.

The First Day Home After Surgery:
The Day You Are Discharged:
Potential Complications:

There are certain potential risks and complications involved with total knee replacement surgery, as with any major surgical procedure. The major complications include: infection, venous blood clots, injury to nerves and blood vessels, fracture of the bone, and loosening of the implants.

To prevent these complications, make sure you follow all the previous steps of pre-operational and post-operational care!

Revision Knee Replacement

A knee revision may be necessary for anyone whose prosthetic knee implant fails due to injury such as fracture, wear of the implants that can cause loosening, inadequate ligament support or infection .

The most common reasons for knee revision are:

  • Infection: The risk of infection from a total knee replacement is low depending on your overall health, however, when infections do occur, a knee revision might necessary.
  • Instability: This occurs when the soft tissues around the knee are unable to provide the stability necessary for adequate function while standing or walking.
  • Stiffness: In some cases, excessive scar tissue may build up around the knee and prevents the joint from moving fully, which is dependent on how your body heals and what the motion of your knee was prior to surgery. Agressive physical therapy is usully required to address this issue.
  • Wear and tear: This can include loosening or breakage of prosthesis components due to friction over time.

All of these symtomps can lead to serious complications.
Once you start feeling uncomfortable, do not hesitate to make an appointment with the doctor to find a reason and a solution for your problem.

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