After all the other issues I have been reporting upon after the past few days, I also would like to point out that there can be long-term wear and tear of the implant as well as the implant being loosened over several years. The Bone & Joint Journal from 2011 has stipulated that the long-term revision rate is six percent after five years and 12 percent after a decade.
By helping your client to maintain their weight, you can help them to reduce future issues with their knee implant. You should also maintain some semblance of control over their activities so that what they do does not put too much stress on their joint. Running, jumping, court sports and high impact aerobics may add to pressure being put needlessly on the joint.
By understanding everything that I have been posting about – both benefits and risks of TKR (total knee replacement) surgery – you can show your clients that With Age Comes Respect. Despite the high degree of safety and success stories associated with this very common surgery, there can be some difficulties, but in the end, just knowing will help you help your client to make the right decision for them.