Stem cell therapy is rapidly gaining attention for treating many notorious illnesses including arthritis and sports injuries for example. In orthopedics, stem cell therapy works for certain types of arthritis and other joint conditions. Research on stem cell therapy shows that this self-healing treatment has many benefits for patients. in comparison to other forms of treatments, self-healing with regenerative medicine consistently produces better outcomes and long-term recovery.
If you have a stiff and painful knee that is making it difficult for you to carry out even the simplest of activities, you may consider having a total knee replacement surgery. However, you should only consider this if alternative treatments are no longer working and your orthopedic specialist recommends this procedure.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery reports that patients who received a total knee replacement have a lower revision rate, while patients who received only unicompartmental knee surgery have a higher revision rate. Total knee replacement surgeries are now being performed by orthopedic surgeons with the help of robotic-assisted techniques. According to the JBJS, surgery performed with robotic assistance, “has been proposed as a method of improving the accuracy of component implantation in arthroplasty.”
Recovering from a surgery is an important concern, whether it is a minor or a major surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon may have discussed with you how much pain you should expect, how you can manage it, and the period of time it will require for you to fully recover.