Orthopedic Surgery in Tunisia
Knee Prosthesis

The knee compartment consists of a tibial and femoral compartment of the patella. Each part is covered with cartilage. When there is wear it, the articular contact is bone against bone, the pain becomes very important, sometimes even debilitating. This is osteoarthritis of the knee (gonarthrosis).


The procedure

There are two types of knee prosthesis. The uni-compartmental prosthesis (denture-half): it can be femorotibial external, but mostly internal tibiofemoral or patellofemoral. It replaces a single compartment injured, the other two compartments and ligaments to be healthy.

The full denture replaces all three compartments. It includes:

  • A tibial element polyethylene on a metallic base
  • A metal femoral component
  • A patellar component polyethylene

Pre-operative examinations

You and your surgeon agree to the establishment of a hip prosthesis. It will therefore carry out reviews:

  • Blood test
  • Consultation with a cardiologist
  • For infections:
    • Urinalysis
    • Dental panoramic radiography to have it checked by your dentist.
  • Consultation with the anesthetist provided with all your test results and the order of your ongoing treatment. This one you indicated the type of anesthesia best suited (general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia). It will organize to stop certain treatments that interact with coagulation.
  • Tell your surgeon if you want an outlet at home or in a convalescent home or rehabilitation.

Post operative

After surgery you will be offered a return home if you are helped in everyday life and stay in a convalescent home or rehabilitation of approximately three weeks. The son will be removed on the 15th day after surgery. Once you complete healing can take showers.

Regular consultations with your surgeon control are essential even if everything seems normal:

  • On the 15th day
  • At 30 or 45th day
  • At 3 months, 6 months, 1 year
  • Then every 5 years.

It takes a minimum of six months of rehabilitation at 3 to 5 sessions per week. Very quickly you will regain a normal walking without limping, without pain and regaining mobility. Some non-violent sports are allowed, such as walking, cycling, gymnastics.

Representative patterns of the precedure

Orthopedic surgery in Tunisia - Knee prosthesis
The total knee replacement
Orthopedic surgery in Tunisia - Knee prosthesis
The prosthesis after surgery


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