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Knee Replacement

70 year old lady, presents with pain in both the knees right more than left, difficulty in walking, bowing of both legs. The x-rays show osteoarthritis of knee joint, destruction of joint cartilage, varus deformity. The pictures on the right show the clinical appearance. When looking from the front there was severe bowing of the legs and on looking from the side there was flexion deformity (knees bent). Both the deformities adding mechanical disadvantage to the destroyed joint cartilage.
Post Surgery

The x-ray pictures after the surgery. A cemented PFC sigma total knee replacement (involves a metallic component sitting on the lower femur, a metallic tibial tray & a polyethylene insert in between) was done. The patella (knee cap) was not replaced as the articular surface didn’t show much damage. The skin staples are still seen. The picture on the right shows the reduction of flexion deformity, but not the complete resolution. That is because only part of the flexion deformity was from the bone, the rest of it was from the soft tissue, which gradually stretch out with exercises.
3 months post surgery

The appearance 3 months after surgery. The deformities are resolved, compare with the un-operated side . The range of motion is good and more importantly there is no pain.

3 months post surgery

The x-rays after 3 months of surgery. The flexion deformity has resolved. The un-operated side also shows damage, but the patient is not symptomatic on that side so no need for surgery till such time.