With the time things have changed long back knee replacement patients used to cry due to pain.
But scenario is changed now .
Pain management team is part of advanced joint replacement centres with advance level devices ( epidural, nerve block machine,digital epidural device) for pain control. They give epidural anaesthesia , Nerve blocks ,cocktail regime or give as per patient requirement so patient becomes pain free during the surgery and after the surgery .
With round the clock monitoring, patient can start walking on same day or next morning.
Benefit of this pain control give early mobilization of patient which further reduce chance of DVT , PE and other complications related to elderly age and also quick movements of knee joint with fast rehabilitation.now a days we can say knee replacement is painless surgery.