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About Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement, also called Knee Arthroplasty, is a surgical treatment for relieving pain and restoring function to a severely diseased knee joint. The treatment is performed by cutting away the diseased part of the joint and replacing them with a knee joint implant. The goal of knee joint replacement surgery is to increase joint mobility, stability, and strength to allow the patient better function.

Unlike conventional open knee surgeries, minimally invasive knee replacement surgeries do not create a large incision and hence are safe for people of all ages and weights, even for people with pre-existing health conditions.

Pristyn Care is associated with the best knee surgery hospitals in Coimbatore that provide affordably, safe, and effective total knee arthroplasty near you.

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Overview

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Indications for knee replacement
  • Significant pain related to osteoarthritis (especially with weight-bearing)
  • Medial pain, with no significant pain in the anterior or lateral knee.
  • Flexion (inability to completely straighten the leg) greater than 120°.
  • Correctable varus deformity (a condition that affects the alignment of bones in the legs)
  • Intact ACL and PCL (anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments).
  • X-ray showing predominant narrowing at one side of the joint.
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical care
Best knee replacement implant brands in India
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Stryker
  • Zimmer
  • Smith & Nephew
Knee replacement success rate
  • Total knee replacement or TKR has a high success rate of 95%.
  • The success rate of partial knee replacement is 90%.
Exercises to do after knee replacement
  • Supported Knee Bends while Sitting
  • Ankle Pumps
  • Bed Supported Knee Bends
  • Quadriceps Sets
  • Straight Leg Raises
Knee Replacement Alternatives
  • Weight loss
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Medication
  • Steroids
  • Acupuncture
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Cartilage Regeneration
    If you have tried these methods and are still dealing with pain, your orthopedic surgeon might recommend a knee replacement.
What not to do after knee replacement?
  • Do not sit with your legs crossed
  • Avoid twisting your knee.
  • Avoid putting a lot of strain or load on the knee
  • Do not put a pillow directly under your knee.
  • Avoid driving for 6-8 weeks.
  • Heavy, strenuous workouts
  • High impact activities such as hiking, jumping, gymnastics, soccer and football.
What not to do after knee replacement?
  • Do not sit with your legs crossed
  • Avoid twisting your knee.
  • Avoid putting a lot of strain or load on the knee
  • Do not put a pillow directly under your knee.
  • Avoid driving for 6-8 weeks.
  • Heavy, strenuous workouts
  • High impact activities such as hiking, jumping, gymnastics, soccer and football.
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Treatment

Diagnosis for Knee Replacement

Most patients try to manage knee dysfunction in the early stages via over-the-counter drugs, physiotherapy, and other holistic measures. But as the dysfunction progresses, these measures become ineffective till the only treatment left is knee arthroplasty. Before making this decision, the doctor conducts a series of diagnostic tests to ensure that surgery is necessary for the patient.
Diagnostic tests required for Total Knee Replacement are:

  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • Echocardiogram

These tests help determine the severity of the patient’s condition and the kind of procedure and prosthesis they might need for treatment.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Minimally invasive knee replacements are performed through a small 3-4 inch incision. This helps reduce the chance of infection and inflammation and allows the patient to heal faster. In conventional procedures, the surgeon performs the surgery through an 8-12 inch incision. Since the incision is a lot smaller, the scar is less noticeable as well. In addition, the treatment is performed through modified instruments to allow less trauma to the surrounding tissues. The entire surgery is completed in about 1-3 hours.

Pristyn Care is considered among the best knee replacement surgery providers in Coimbatore due to its safe, effective, and affordable treatment packages.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Ashish Taneja

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

17 Years Experience

"Knee replacement surgery is one of the most delayed surgical procedures. Patients delay it until they can barely walk or bones start cracking. A common sentiment is, "I thought it was Ok, as long as I could walk" or "My friends told me yoga could help". Well, while yoga and other exercises can help prevent certain diseases, an unmonitored strain during an already severed arthritis, does more damage than good. It may severe the pain, and advance complications. This is why I always highlight the importance of timely treatment. Then, you'll able to recover quicker, adjust faster, walk painlessly and experience a very evident change in the quality of life. Also its a myth that the implants only last 5-6 years. No. A good knee replacement surgery will easily last you an average of 15-25 years."

Why Pristyn Care?

Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India

01.

Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

02.

Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

03.

Medical Expertise With Technology

Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

04.

Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Surgeries

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is knee replacement surgery performed?

Knee replacement surgery is the only long-lasting, effective treatment for knee pain due to arthritis. Knee arthritis has long-lasting effects as it limits people from doing even everyday tasks such as running, climbing stairs, etc. In very severe cases, people can be limited to complete bed rest due to the severity of their condition.

Pristyn Care houses the best knee surgeons in Coimbatore. In fact, many of our patients have described knee replacement surgery at Pristyn Care as getting a second lease on life as it allows them to perform everyday tasks that they could not before.

What is the difference between osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder. It is a degenerative condition in which the cartilage protecting the knee joint starts breaking down. This can cause pain whenever the joint is moved and limits the patient’s movement. However, it may take years to cause enough damage that the patient needs surgery.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto immunological disorder in which the immune system erodes away the joint lining. It is pretty quick in progression and limits the patient’s mobility within a few months.

How can you manage osteoarthritis without surgery?

In the beginning stages, patients can try to manage arthritis through holistic treatments. Osteoarthritis is easier to manage as it affects fewer joints, while rheumatoid arthritis affects more joints.

Osteoarthritis can be managed in the beginning stages by:

  • Over-the-counter pain management
  • Heat or ice application
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Massage
How can you manage rheumatoid arthritis without surgery?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an immunological joint disorder in which the immune system starts attacking the joints. It’s a more widespread condition and affects more than just the knee joint. In the initial stages, rheumatoid arthritis can be managed by:

  • Rest
  • Splints
  • Balanced diet
  • Exercise
  • Physiotherapy
What are the risks associated with total knee replacement (TKR)?

Although minimally invasive knee arthroplasty is much safer than conventional procedures, there are some risks attached to it in rare cases. They are:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs
  • Loosening or wearing out of the prosthesis
  • Fracture
  • Continued pain or stiffness
  • Permanent damage to nerves in the surgical field
What preparations should a patient make before the procedure?

Before the procedure, all patients should ensure they are following certain precautions to ensure that the procedure is completed without any complications:

  • Notify your doctor about your entire medical history, including any allergies you may have.
  • If you are taking any blood thinners or clotters, stop the medication till after the surgery. Ensure that your doctor and orthopedic surgeon are in contact in case there are any complications during the procedure.
  • You should fast for at least 8 hours before the procedure.
  • Ensure that you can begin your physiotherapy with a good physiotherapist as soon as needed.
What can you do to ensure fast healing after knee replacement surgery?

Once you are discharged, you should maintain certain safeguards to ensure fast recovery, such as:

  • Keep the surgical site clean and dry. Change the bandage at least once a day.
  • Keep the leg elevated and massage with ice packs as much as possible to reduce inflammation.
  • Ensure that you are taking all your medications as prescribed.
  • If there are any signs of infection such as fever, drainage, bleeding, etc., contact your surgeon immediately.
  • Use assistive walking aids like a cane or walker till necessary.
  • Do not put excessive pressure on the operated limb until your strength improves.
  • Keep up to date on your physiotherapy sessions.
What are the main components of knee implants or knee prostheses?

The knee replacement implants are generally made of titanium or cobalt-chromium-based alloys, along with a plastic spacer made of medical polyethylene in between. Some implants are also made of oxidized zirconium. Certain criteria that have to be fulfilled by all implants are:-

  • They should be biocompatible, i.e., should not cause an allergic or immunologic reaction within the body.
  • They should be able to perform all the functions of the tissue they are replacing, i.e., they should be strong and flexible enough to allow the joint to move as if it was normal.
  • They should be long-lasting, i.e., they should be able to maintain their size and shape without eroding for a very long time.
What is the cost of knee replacement surgery in Coimbatore?

The cost of knee replacement is around 1.8 to 2 lakhs in one knee. This cost is not set for any patient and depends on a lot of factors such as:-

For more information about the cost and quality of knee replacement in Coimbatore, book an appointment with the best orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care.

  • The severity of the patient’s condition
  • Patient’s age, weight, activity level, and requirements
  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Quality of the implant
  • Hospitalization fees
  • Doctor’s experience
  • Medications required
  • Physiotherapy cost, etc.
Is total knee arthroplasty covered under insurance?

Since knee replacement is the only effective treatment for arthritis patients, most insurance policies cover the treatment. However, the extent of coverage depends on every individual policy. If you are not certain about the terms of your insurance policy, you can contact our expert care coordinators, who will help you know more about your policy and file a claim for the same.

What are the different kinds of knee implants?

Generally, a knee implant is made of four components, i.e., a tibial component, a femoral component, a patellar component, and a plastic spacer. Based on their components, knee implants can be categorized as:

  • Metal on plastic: In this type of implant, a metal femoral component is attached to a plastic tibial component. It is the most common, least expensive kind of implant. However, these implants are not preferred as much now because the particles released due to wearing away of the plastic component can trigger an immune response in the future.
  • Ceramic on plastic: These implants feature a ceramic femoral component on a plastic tibial component. It is used in people who might have an allergy to metal implants. However, they are not preferred for the same reason as the metal on plastic implants.
  • Ceramic on ceramic: In these implants, both components are made of ceramic. They are least likely to trigger an immune response. However, they are not preferred as much because they make a squeaking noise when the patient is walking. Also, they can easily shatter when subjected to very heavy loads.
  • Metal on metal: In these implants, both components are made of metal. These are not widely in use as they release small amounts of metal in the bloodstream as they erode, which can cause inflammation, pain, and even permanent organ damage in the long term.

 

Why undergo knee replacement at Pristyn Care?

Pristyn Care is a center of excellence for knee replacement treatment. We consider our patients to be our biggest priority, and in order to ensure their care and comfort, we provide many facilities such as:

  • Expert and experienced knee specialists: Pristyn Care is associated with the best knee replacement doctors with 10+ years of experience in providing safe and seamless treatment to over 2 lakh patients in over 400 cities.
  • Easy consultation: It is very easy to book free appointments with the best knee surgeons through Pristyn Care at your convenience. As soon as you connect with our care coordinators, they will book an appointment for you based on your location, symptoms, and convenience.
  • Affordable treatment with insurance support: We provide affordable knee arthroplasty to encourage our patients to receive treatment. We also help all patients with their insurance documentation and claim process.
  • Cab and meal facility: To ensure your comfort on the day of the procedure, we will also provide you complimentary cab and meal services on the day of the surgery.
  • Free follow-up: To ensure that our patients recover without any significant problems, we provide free follow-up to all our patients in the week following the surgery, along with diet consultation for the future.

 

How to book an appointment with the best orthopedic doctors through Pristyn Care?

You can schedule your consultation with the best knee doctors through any of the three simple ways:

  • Give us a call on our helpline number. Our care coordinators will pick up the call and gather the required information to connect you with the right doctor for consultation.
  • Fill out the “Book An Appointment” form and submit your details. Our medical coordinators will get back to you shortly, and based on your symptoms, schedule the appointment with the doctors at your convenience. 
  • Download the dedicated patient app from Google Play Store or App Store and get in touch with our orthopedic doctors near you. Book your appointment and consult with the doctor at your preferred date and time.

Pristyn Care also offers an additional service with an online consultation mode to discuss their problems with the doctors through a virtual call without leaving their homes. 

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