Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours.

Days of StayUsually 3 - 5 days at the hospital and 15 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is a Knee replacement?

Total Knee replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged knee joint and replaces them with new artificial implant (prosthesis). It is most commonly performed due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.  More than 50,000,000 patients had Total Knee Replacement surgery every year in the developed world. 

What are types of Knee replacement?

  • Total Knee Replacement (TKR)
  • Partial Knee Replacement (UKA)
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Revision Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement signs include:

  • Chronic Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma
  • Chronic knee Joint pain and swelling
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Stiffness  and Redness around a joint

 

Knee replacement risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding and blood clots
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Broken bone
  • Nerve damage

 

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, X-ray, (CT) scans or magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging.  Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Total Knee replacement surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Total Knee replacement surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving local or general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision

  1. The surgeon makes an incision in the knee area about 8 to 10 inches long, But in a minimally invasive knee surgery, the incision will be about 4 to 6 inches.  
  2. The surgeon removes the damaged cartilage of the knee and replaces it with metal and plastic implant components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.
  3. The prosthesis is generally comprised of 3 components: the tibial component (to resurface the top of the tibia, or shin bone); the femoral [thigh bone] component (to resurface the end of the thighbone; and the patellar component (to resurface the bottom of the kneecap that rubs against the thighbone).

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The orthopaedic surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Patients are allowed to stand and walk using a walker after 48 hours of the operation. Patients can walk with a walking stick after one month of operation.
  • Patients are advised not to sit cross-legged, on the floor/ground after the surgery.
  • The recovery period may be around 6 weeks or longer.
  • Physiotherapy will be continual until muscle strength and a good range of motion.

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience and quality of knee implant.  In knee replacement surgery the success rate is very high and a risk factor is very low. The artificial knee implant usually lasts about 15-20 years depending on quality.

  • Are you a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • How long does titanium implant last?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Knee replacement surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

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KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 2 to 3 hours.

Days of StayUsually 3 - 5 days at the hospital and 15 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaGeneral anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is a Knee replacement?

Total Knee replacement, also known as arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged knee joint and replaces them with new artificial implant (prosthesis). It is most commonly performed due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.  More than 50,000,000 patients had Total Knee Replacement surgery every year in the developed world. 

What are types of Knee replacement?

  • Total Knee Replacement (TKR)
  • Partial Knee Replacement (UKA)
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Revision Knee Replacement Surgery

symptoms

Knee replacement signs include:

  • Chronic Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic Osteoarthritis
  • Trauma
  • Chronic knee Joint pain and swelling
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Stiffness  and Redness around a joint

 

risk factors

Knee replacement risk factor includes:-

  • Risks of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding and blood clots
  • Infection
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Broken bone
  • Nerve damage

 

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

 

procedure

To identify the diagnosis doctor advised to go for complete evolution - usually, blood investigation, X-ray, (CT) scans or magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging.  Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of Total Knee replacement surgery.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Total Knee replacement surgery takes 2 to 3 hours depending upon the procedures by giving local or general anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision

  1. The surgeon makes an incision in the knee area about 8 to 10 inches long, But in a minimally invasive knee surgery, the incision will be about 4 to 6 inches.  
  2. The surgeon removes the damaged cartilage of the knee and replaces it with metal and plastic implant components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.
  3. The prosthesis is generally comprised of 3 components: the tibial component (to resurface the top of the tibia, or shin bone); the femoral [thigh bone] component (to resurface the end of the thighbone; and the patellar component (to resurface the bottom of the kneecap that rubs against the thighbone).

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The orthopaedic surgeon flaps the skin after the surgery with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips that close the skin incisions.

post procedure

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Stitches or staples will be removed after 7 to 10 days of surgery. 
  • Patients are allowed to stand and walk using a walker after 48 hours of the operation. Patients can walk with a walking stick after one month of operation.
  • Patients are advised not to sit cross-legged, on the floor/ground after the surgery.
  • The recovery period may be around 6 weeks or longer.
  • Physiotherapy will be continual until muscle strength and a good range of motion.

success rate

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience and quality of knee implant.  In knee replacement surgery the success rate is very high and a risk factor is very low. The artificial knee implant usually lasts about 15-20 years depending on quality.

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform these types of surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you to this procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • How long does titanium implant last?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Knee replacement surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need to go another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?

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