Knee Replacement Surgery - Overview

Knee replacement is recommended by the doctors if it is hard for the patient to perform simple activities, such as walking or climbing stairs or the knee is harshly damaged by arthritis or injury and they have started feeling pain while sitting or lying down then Knee replacement is the best resort that can help. Knee replacement is one of the most common bone surgeries that usually takes place in people over 50 years of age. When mobility gets extremely painful and irritating after having trying all other options, it is the best resort that can help many. Now most of the top hospitals in India have started using advanced technology in terms of instruments for incision. Owing to this, the incision is smaller when compared to the standard procedure.

Knee Replacement Surgery - Symptoms

Knee surgeons in India and abroad highly recommends that the symptoms given below should never be ignored:

  • Constant weakness in arms and legs that is constantly bothering you.
  • If you have pain in the back of the lower leg is a major indication that knee should be checked.
  • If you have been suffering from arthritis for long and you want to get rid of it.

So any pain around your knee that is constantly bothering your daily movement, knee surgery may be recommended after certain diagnosis.

Knee Replacement Surgery - Pre-Procedure

Before the surgery is scheduled the patient must have regular visits to the surgeon. The patient has to take a proper control on the diet plan before undergoing knee surgery. The orthopedic surgeons will recommend the patient of spending almost half the day in the hospital before the surgery so that all his/her questions are answered. Patient is not allowed to have any kind of solid food on the day of the knee pain treatment. Patient is also advised to maintain cleanliness to avoid any kind of infection attacking after the surgery.

Knee Replacement Surgery - During Procedure

The surgery for knee replacement starts by giving general anesthesia to make the part below the waist numb. The standard procedure of knee replacement involves cutting of about 8-12 inch from around the front knee. The knee joint that needs a replacement will be removed. The surface that is empty will be given a proper shape accordingly to accommodate the artificial joint. The joint has to be attached to the thigh bone to have a better grip along with muscles and ligaments.

Knee Replacement Surgery - Post-Procedure

The next six months after the knee replacement surgery the patient is asked to visit or call the doctor for assistance but after that period the patient will need no major help in walking. The patient will have to make regular visits to the knee specialist as it will help the knee to recover faster. Except from heavy movement like running or jumping, a person can do everything. The patient will also need to keep a tab on his/her body weight to avoid any problems.

Knee Replacement Surgery - Risk & Complications

There are certain precautions that should be undertaken so that no major injury happens. Knee pain treatment will be cured for sure but one should take precautions like Avoid doing any kind of Heavy exercises or moving around of the legs. Too much Staircase climbing and soft chairs or recliners can put more stress on your knee. Rooms should be kept clutter free from any unforeseen fall.

More Info
Cost of Knee surgery replacement surgery in India is approximately $6,500 – $11,000. It takes almost 7 to 14 days for the surgery to last with proper medications and facility. The hospitals in India are fully equipped with knee replacement methodology that is world class.

Knee Replacement Surgery - Doctors

  • Dr IPS Oberoi

    Dr IPS Oberoi

    MBBS, MS, MCh

    Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

    25 years of experience

  • Dr. Anil Arora

    Dr. Anil Arora

    Associate Director , MBBS, MD, DNB

    Orthopedician

    27 years of experience

  • Dr. Devendra Yadav

    Dr. Devendra Yadav

    Senior Consultant , MBBS, MS

    Orthopedician

    22 years of experience

  • Dr. Hemant Sharma

    Dr. Hemant Sharma

    Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Diploma in Orthopaedics Allopath Orthopedist

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    24 Years Experience

  • Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

    Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

    Chairman , MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCS

    Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

    33 years of experience

  • Dr. Subhash Jangid

    Dr. Subhash Jangid

    Head of Department , DNB, MS, MBBS

    Orthopaedic

    16 Years of Experience

  • Dr. Sanjay Sarup

    Dr. Sanjay Sarup

    Associate Director , MBBS, MS, FRCS

    Paediatric Orthopedecian

    24 Years of Experience

  • Dr. Pradeep Sharma

    Dr. Pradeep Sharma

    Chairman & HOD Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopedics Spine & Sports Medicine

    Orthopedists

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