Knee joint replacement


The knee joint is the largest joint in the human body and as such is prone to overload and injury, which leads to degenerative disease. Massive damage to joint cartilage limits the range of knee movements, causes pain, impedes normal functioning and compromises the patient’s quality of life.


  • significant reduction or complete elimination of pain,
  • improved joint mobility,
  •  restoration of natural gait mechanism, without crutches or a walker.

Indications and contraindications

  • pain,
  • reduced mobility of the hip joint,
  • advanced degenerative lesions on an x-ray,
  • muscle contractions not responding to rehabilitation.
  • neoplasm,
  • joint infection,
  • advanced osteoporosis,
  • obesity,
  • varices,
  • young age,
  • neurological deficits, muscle insufficiency,
  • other general medical conditions.

Eligibility for the procedure:

The decision on your surgery is taken during a pre-operative visit when a doctor assesses your eligibility, orders necessary tests and evaluates your general wellbeing. If there are no contraindications, the date of the procedure is set.

Before the procedure:

  • Two weeks before the procedure you should have the following tests done: full blood count, electrolyte test, coagulation test, blood type, glucose, creatinine, Hbs antigen, ANTI-HCV.
  • If you have any non-orthopaedic conditions, please provide a certificate from a relevant specialist that there are no contraindications for the procedure.
  • Seven days before the surgery you should discontinue anticoagulants, such as Acenocumarol or Sintron.
  • You should not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the procedure.


  • The most frequent form of anaesthesia is the spinal block.
  • The procedure lasts for up to 2 hours.

After the procedure:

  • You will stay in hospital for about 7 days.
  • The rehabilitation, including walking, starts on the day after the procedure.
  • During the hospital stay a blood test and a follow-up x-ray are done.

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