A total knee replacement consists of replacing a damaged knee joint with a prosthesis that will allow the patient to improve their quality of life. It is a very common procedure with a high success rate.
During surgery, the damaged cartilage and bone of the knee joint are removed. Then, the prosthesis is placed in the femur, tibia and / or the back of the kneecap.
The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. It usually lasts about an hour and requires hospitalization about 4 days.
Rotator cuff tears of the shoulder are treated by shoulder arthroscopy. It is a surgery that repairs the damage caused by trauma or overuse in cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments around the shoulder joint. This surgery improves the mobility and decreases the pain of the patients.
The surgeon uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine the tissues and make small incisions to repair the damage.