Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common joint replacement surgeries and also one of the most successful. 21st-century medicine offers pain-free total knee replacement surgery to liberate people from the discomfort and pain of troublesome knees and give them a new lease of life. ANP Pharma is your trusted pharmaceutical partner when it comes to managing joint pain and discomfort post-surgery.

Knee replacement doesn’t come as a bolt from the blue, it usually follows some pain and degeneration which acts as a prelude and a prompt towards surgery. So, what are the signs that you may need a knee replacement?

  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis are the two key triggers for knee replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is associated with wear and tear whereas rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes joint pain. What is common to both is the loss of cartilage which pain-free total knee replacement surgery can remedy
  • Other interventions are no longer working to keep pain at bay and promote mobility. Typically, these include physiotherapy, oral medications, and steroid injections but because the cartilage continues to degenerate, the underlying condition will continue to worsen
  • Pain starts to impact daily life and interfere with normal, daily activities
  • You experience pain even when resting and during the night, so sleep is disturbed
  • The knee is permanently swollen, and other interventions do not improve this
  • The knee joint is visibly deformed
  • Some activities post-surgery may need to be minimized or curtailed altogether and the patient is happy with this
  • You have reached a certain age. Generally, surgeons tend to wait until post 60 years of age unless the degeneration and pain is particularly bad, this is because knee replacements in younger people are often put under too much pressure due to a more active lifestyle

A decision to opt for pain-free total knee replacement is usually made by a doctor on the presentation of symptoms and the patient’s reduced quality of life.

 Find out how ANP Pharma can support you through the process of knee replacement, we are the UK’s leading pharmaceutical wholesalers looking after the requirements of people at home, in hospitals,s and in care homes. Learn more on the website