Artificial knee joint surgery removes injured knee joint and replaces it with an artificial joint when a certain disease, external injury or aging makes normal
motion impossible. It is performed to patients in the last stage of degenerative arthritis that accompanies severe pain due to cartilage wear and tear,
deformation in joints or severe joint damage due to rheumatoid arthritis, severe pain even during rest and sleep and hardening of knees that makes it hard
to walk. At Wellton Hospital, surgical incision is minimized from the existing 20cm to 10cm, which significantly reduces muscle and ligament damage and
pain as well.
Benefits of artificial knee joint surgery by Wellton Hospital
Minimal incision that reduces unnecessary muscle and ligament damage alleviates pain after surgery as well as bleeding
and scar. Damaged part kept to a minimum reduces synechia after surgery and supports bending of the knee.
Artificial knee joint surgery that conserves posterior cruciate ligament enhances safety and minimizes loss of bone,
which makes potential re-surgery in the future more successful.
Artificial joint that best suits a patient’s condition including gender, age, activity, lifestyle, and conditions of joint is
selected and soft tissue inserted. Customized artificial joint is highly safe and imposes less stress on the knee,
thereby helping recover joint function and mitigate pain.
Minimal incision to accelerate recovery by minimizing physical damage supports early locomotion, enabling the patient
to walk four hours after surgery. It prevents synechia in the surgical part and strengthens muscles.
The Rehabilitation Treatment Center at Wellton Hospital provides systematic rehabilitation programs focused on
strengthening muscles and enlarging bend angle. The 1:1 program with therapist provides rehabilitation customized to
individual patient’s conditions.
Air purification equipment in all operating rooms significantly reduces risk of infection after surgery that may arise from
fine dust in the air. Also, guardians can monitor the operating room real time in the waiting room, which gives added
sense of security and trust.
All inpatients are provided with 24-hour care by professional nurses and nursing care until they are discharged. Also,
professional nurses stationed 24x7 contribute to a more efficient treatment and swift response in case of an emergency.