Total Knee Replacement Surgery Video
This series, presented by Doctor Kirby Turnage is a three part video series that will guide you through total knee replacement. Part 1 is the introduction. Part 2 is the actual surgery. Part 3 will discuss what happens after the surgery.
Part 1 – Introduction
In this first video, Doctor Kirby explains what knee replacement surgery is as well as some alternative treatments to consider like steroid injections and visco-supplementation. If these treatments are successful at reducing pain, surgery can be avoided or at least delayed somewhat. He also discusses some of the possible complications associated with knee surgery, like infection, DVT and scarring for instance.
Part 2 – Knee Replacement Surgery
This section of the video presents the highlights from an actual surgical procedure. You will be taken into the operating room and will watch footage of an actual knee replacement surgery. You will see all stages of the procedure from the incision, to bone preparation, to installation of the actual knee replacement implants. This video, although graphic, does provide an excellent overview of the procedure and can help you decide whether or not this type of surgery is right for you.
Part 3 – Post Operative Issues
Part 3 of this video series discusses possible post operative issues following total knee replacement. How long will your hospital stay be? What happens when you come home from the hospital? Will you experience a lot of pain? How will you manage your pain? What about physical therapy? Are there things I should be looking out for?