If you’re thinking of having knee replacement surgery, it’s important to understand exactly what will happen during the procedure, and what it will provide. The good news is that the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that over 90% of individuals who undergo total knee replacement surgery experience a dramatic reduction of knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common activities of daily living.
If you’re looking for a fun and different way to understand exactly what happens during total knee replacement surgery, look no further than EdHeads.org and its unique Virtual Knee Replacement Surgery educational game. You are allowed to take on the role of the surgeon throughout a total knee replacement surgery, and see exactly how all the pieces and parts of the replacement knee fit together in the body.
The educational game takes you through the entire process of a total knee replacement surgery, including:
- checking the patient’s vital signs
- looking at the patient’s xrays
- adding your initials to the knee to be replaced
- establishing a sterile surgical field
- drawing the incision lines for the knee replacement surgery
- making the incisions
- cauterizing the veins
- trimming away bone spurs
- using a bone saw to sculpt the femur, tibia and patella to ensure the replacement knee components fit properly
- moving the knee to ensure that all parts are aligned properly
- stitching the inner and outer incisions
Having a complete understanding of the knee replacement surgery procedure, why it is indicated, and exactly how it is performed can relieve a great deal of worry for some prospective knee replacement surgery patients. Since you’re playing the role of surgeon in this interactive demonstration, you get a complete picture of what will happen during the knee replacement surgery while you’re resting comfortably under anesthesia.
If you’re suffering from knee pain and aren’t quite ready for surgery yet, you can find advice for knee pain relief in our free downloadable report: 5 Keys to Knee Pain Relief Without Surgery