Total Knee Replacement Adelaide

Reclaiming Your Life, One Step at a Time, with Dr. Yas Edirisinghe at Ortho Precision Adelaide

Chronic knee pain can feel like a relentless thief, stealing away your mobility, independence, and joy of movement. If severe knee arthritis has made everyday activities like walking, climbing stairs, or simply getting out of bed a monumental challenge, total knee replacement surgery may be the key to unlocking a new chapter of your life.

At Ortho Precision Adelaide, Dr Yas Edirisinghe, a highly skilled and experienced orthopaedic surgeon, offers patients the hope of a pain-free future through expert total knee replacement surgery. But what exactly is this procedure, and how can it help you reclaim your active lifestyle?

Understanding Knee Anatomy and the Impact of Arthritis

Your knee is a complex engineering marvel, a complex hinge joint bearing the brunt of your weight and facilitating movement. It's composed of various elements, including bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons, all working in harmony for smooth, pain-free motion.

However, over time, arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis, can wreak havoc on this delicate balance. The protective cartilage lining your knee joints gradually wears away. This degeneration leads to pain, inflammation, stiffness, and a significant reduction in your knee's range of motion.


Total Knee Replacement: Replacing Pain with Possibility

Total knee replacement surgery offers a life-changing solution for individuals with severe arthritis.

It involves:

  • Making an incision: Dr Edirisinghe carefully accesses the knee joint through an incision. The incision is strategically positioned to minimize scar as well as allow future kneeling
  • Removing damaged cartilage and bone: The diseased cartilage and a small portion of underlying bone are meticulously removed from the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone).
  • Preparing the bone surfaces: The remaining bone surfaces are shaped to receive the prosthetic implant components. This is where the years of experience, skill and judgement comes into play. Dr. Edirisinghe prepares the bone precisely to match your own anatomy which you had BEFORE you had arthritis. This is the principle of kinematic knee surgery. This allows the new implant to be in harmony with your own muscles and ligaments.
  • Implant placement: Complex engineered precision designed implants designed to mimic the natural anatomy of your knee, are precisely positioned and secured.
  • Closure and recovery: The incision is carefully closed, and you embark on a personalised rehabilitation journey to regain strength and mobility. As well as your rehabilitation plan with the physiotherapist you also have 24/7 access to message Dr. Edirisinghe via your own message portal to troubleshoot your own recovery journey.
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Benefits of Total Knee Replacement with Dr Yas Edirisinghe

Choosing Dr Edirisinghe at Ortho Precision Adelaide for your total knee replacement surgery means entrusting your care to a highly skilled and dedicated professional. He utilises cutting-edge techniques and technology to ensure optimal results, offering you:

  • Significant pain relief: The removal of damaged cartilage and the implantation of a smooth-gliding prosthetic joint dramatically reduce pain, allowing you to return to everyday activities with newfound ease.
  • Improved mobility and range of motion: Regain the ability to bend, extend, and flex your knee with greater freedom, enabling you to walk, climb stairs, and even participate in recreational activities previously limited by pain.
  • Enhanced quality of life: Reclaim your independence and sense of adventure. Enjoy daily tasks, spend time with loved ones, and rediscover the joys of movement.
  • Durability and longevity: Modern knee implants are designed to withstand years of wear and tear, offering long-lasting relief and improved function.

Your Personalised Journey at Ortho Precision Adelaide

Dr Edirisinghe understands that every patient's journey is unique. At Ortho Precision Adelaide, you receive:

  • Comprehensive pre-operative consultation: Discuss your concerns, expectations, and medical history with Dr Edirisinghe to determine if total knee replacement is the right option for you.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Ortho Precision Adelaide is equipped with cutting-edge technology and a dedicated team to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout your journey.
  • Personalised surgical approach: Dr Edirisinghe tailors the surgery to your anatomy and needs, maximising your chances for a successful outcome.
  • Dedicated post-operative care: 24/7 access to the message portal to discuss your ongoing concerns with Dr Edirisinghe is provided. Receive comprehensive rehabilitation support from experienced physiotherapists to regain strength, flexibility, and optimal function.

Total knee replacement surgery can be a life-changing experience, paving the way for a future free from chronic knee pain and filled with renewed mobility and freedom. With Dr Yas Edirisinghe's expertise and Ortho Precision Adelaide's unwavering support, you can take the first step towards reclaiming your active life.

Schedule a consultation today and unlock the door to a new chapter of pain-free movement and vibrant living.

Assessing Knee Pain Severity

Knee pain can affect people of any age, and is usually caused by an injury or general wear and tear. Our knee pain assessment questionnaire is designed to assess knee pain severity on a scale from mild to severe in certain situations and determine whether specialist intervention is required.