In full knee replacement your doctor will replace the knee joint surfaces with a prosthesis to help in smooth movement. The tendons holding the patella is partially detached and patella displaced to one side. Then the joint surfaces are cleaned and a prosthesis placed at the upper and lower end. The components are either impacted on the bone or glued to it with a cement. The patella is brought back in position. The partial detachment will heal with time.
Initially you will walk with help of crutches and then active physiotherapy starts. Full recovery takes about 8-10 weeks. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care!
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