Calcification of the knee joint may be associated with the aging process without being related to any other disease. Various rheumatic diseases may also occur due to joint cartilage deterioration after trauma.
Who may have knee calcification?
• Elderly and middle-aged people
• Usually women
• Overweight people
• Workers who are constantly in heavy duty
• People with rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis
• Genetically affected persons in the family
• People with hereditary joint diseases
• Postmenopausal women
What are the Symptoms of Knee Calcification?
• Increased pain with movement.
• Pain and other complaints in the knee joint before or during air change.
• Joint swelling
Surgical Treatment Options for Knee Calcification
High Tibial Valgisation Osteotomy: The aim of this treatment is to reduce the load on the inner side of the knee and slow the progression of calcification by taking the knee loading plane to the outside.
Arthroscopy: With the help of arthroscopy device that helps us to visualize the internal structure of the joint in detail, many surgical procedures can be performed easily.
Knee Prosthesis: Knee prosthesis is an artificial knee joint made of a mixture of metal and polyethylene. The replacement of the artificial joint following a surgical route is called knee replacement surgery.