TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT - OVERVIEW

SPINAL ANAESTHETIC

Optional but recommended

Single injection in the lower back

Helps smooth recovery 1st 6 hours

PAIN CATHETER IN THE LEG

Placed using ultrasound

Connected to portable pump

3-5 days duration

GENERAL ANAESTHETIC

All patients will be asleep under general anaesthesia  

(unless otherwise requested)

LOCAL ANAESTHETIC

Surgical injection when you are asleep

Assists with pain relief 1st 24 hours