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Welcome to Reading Orthopaedics
One stop solution for hip knee and foot & ankle disorders
Osteoarthritis is a very common condition affecting us as we get older.
Treatment of arthritis depends on the stage of arthritis and the degree of symptoms you get.
In early stages, simple measures like
would help reduce the symptoms.
In late stages of arthritis, joint replacement gets rid of the pain and stiffness and improves your mobility
Are there any risks in having joint replacement?
Joint replacement is generally a successful operation and lasts for 10 to 15 years.
The followings are the rare
risks involved .
knee very painful and
Total knee replacement
How long will I be in the hospital?
3 to 5 days.
When will I start to walk again?
Either on the same or next day of operation.
When can I drive?
6 weeks after operation, once you are able to do an
How will you reduce the risk of infection?
You will be given antibiotics at the time of operation.
How will you reduce the risk of blood clots?
You will be given tablets or injections to thin the
Do I need physiotherapy?
Yes. It is very important that you do exercise in the
first few weeks to improve the bending of the knee.
Otherwise the knee may be stiff and painful.
How much movement will I get?
Most people will get about 110 degrees of bend.
If you do the exercise regularly, you can get more than