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What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee replacement or knee arthroplasty, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to resurface the damaged knee. This surgery is suggested by orthopedic surgeons for patients who have severe arthritis, bone tumor, or severe knee injury.

The goal of minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is to resurface the parts of the knee joint which have been damaged and to relieve chronic or constant knee pain which cannot be controlled by other non-surgical treatments. Unlike traditional total knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is apt for all patients. Consult highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care who specialize in minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries such as total knee replacement, hip replacement, etc.

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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 (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
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
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 week
  • Heavy, strenuous workouts
  • High impact activities such as hiking, jumping, gymnastics, soccer and football
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Chronic Knee Pain and Instability Treatment

Diagnosis for Knee Replacement

The orthopedic surgeon will ask you to have some tests before knee replacement surgery, including-

  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • Echocardiogram

These imaging tests will help in better diagnosis of the condition, the surgeon will suggest the best suitable treatment option for you after evaluating your condition based on the test results.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Minimally invasive knee replacement involves the use of modified techniques and surgical instruments to place the clinically proven implants through a small incision. The minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is performed through a small 3- to 4-inch incision instead of a larger incision of 8- to 12-inch, as in the case of the traditional surgery for knee replacement.

Potential benefits of minimally invasive knee replacement surgery include increased knee mobility and motion sooner after the surgery, lesser blood loss during the surgery, faster and easier recovery, much smaller scar, and shorter hospital stay.

You can visit our best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad and nearby cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad.

Our orthopedic surgeons specialise in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Procedures such as arthroscopy, knee replacement, hip replacement, carpal tunnel release, spine surgery, rotator cuff repair, bankart surgery, shoulder dislocation treatment, ACL tear, shoulder replacement and meniscus surgery.

 

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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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect right after my knee replacement surgery?

You will be able to get out of bed and start walking the same day after the surgery, and will typically be discharged from hospital 4 days after the surgery. Rehabilitation will begin immediately after the surgery with a supervised and personalized exercise program monitored by an orthopedic surgeon. You will not have pain and will be given medications to manage pain, prevent complications and boost recovery.

When can you start driving a car after a knee replacement surgery?

How soon a patient can start driving a car depends on many factors such as the type of surgery the patient had, whether the new joint is on the right or left side, and what kind of car the patient drives. Most patients should wait 4 to 6 week before driving, although some patients can start driving a bit sooner than that. The important thing is you should feel comfortable and should get your doctor’s approval before driving a car.

Could the reason for knee pain be arthritis?

Yes. If you did not injure your knee and you are 50 or more, your knee pain is probably from knee arthritis. Knee pain due to knee arthritis (also called osteoarthritis) occurs because of wear and tear” on the knee, which happens over time. On the other hand, pain from an injury would be sudden and might be accompanied with swelling.

If you are experiencing chronic knee pain that has impacted your mobility and quality of life, you should consider undergoing knee joint replacement surgery. To consult the best knee replacement surgeon in Hyderabad, get in touch with us.

What are the most common signs of knee arthritis?
  • Pain, especially when in motion
  • Limited range of motion
  • Knee stiffness
  • Crackling sounds
  • Buckling or locking of the knee joint
  • Swelling and inflammation

If you are suffering from chronic knee pain that does not go away, get it checked by our orthopedic specialists.

What is robotic assisted knee replacement?

Robotic knee replacement is a modern procedure performed with assistance of a robotic arm or hand held robotic device to replace the diseased/ damaged knee joint with an artificial implant.

What are the most common types of knee arthritis?

The two most common types of arthritis affecting the knee are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

What is knee cartilage regeneration?

Cartilage regeneration, also known as autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI), is an innovative orthopedic knee surgery to replace the damaged or worn out cartilage in the knee joint. The procedure is performed by an orthopedic surgeon who takes the healthy cartilage cells from the damaged knee, cultures them in a lab for a span of 4 to 6 weeks, and then injects the new cells to the damaged joint for regeneration with the healthy nearby cartilage. This is a minimally invasive procedure and is a promising option for some patients with isolated cartilage loss. Patients with more extensive knee damage often require a knee replacement.

Can someone undergo knee replacement at age 70 or 80?

There is no age bar or cut off for a knee replacement. Studies have found that patients in their 70s, 80s and 90s benefit from a knee replacement as much as younger patients.

How long is the recovery time for knee replacement at age 80?

Recovery time for knee replacement elderly patients at the age of 80 or above is about 12 weeks. The patient will likely need a walking aid like a walker or crutches to get around for the first 2 to 3 weeks. Within 4 to 6 weeks, the patient would most likely notice a significant decrease in swelling and increase in movement.

What is a partial knee replacement

A partial knee replacement is an alternative procedure to a total knee replacement in which only the damaged parts of the knee cartilage are replaced with a prosthesis (implant). This surgery can be performed when the damage is limited to a particular part of the knee. Partial or unicompartmental knee replacement is a promising treatment option for some people with knee osteoarthritis.

What is MPFL reconstruction of the knee?

MPFL (Medial Patellofemoral Ligament) reconstruction is the surgery in which a new medial patellofemoral ligament is created to stabilize the knee and help protect the joint from additional damage. It offers an excellent treatment option for people who have experienced more than one dislocation.

What is knee osteoarthritis?

Knee osteoarthritis or OA is a degenerative joint disease of the knee joint and is typically the result of wear and tear and progressive loss of the articular cartilage (ACL). It is most common among older people and can be divided in 4 categories, depending on severity of damage and symptoms.

What are the stages of knee osteoarthritis?
  • Grade 0-Normal knee health.
  • Grade 1- Very minor bone spur growth with no pain or discomfort.
  • Grade 2: Some patients might feel pain and other symptoms.
  • Grade 3: Moderate OA and pain.
  • Grade 4: Most severe stage of OA with chronic knee pain and significantly reduced mobility.
What is knee arthroplasty?

Knee arthroplasty is another medical term for knee replacement, which is the surgical procedure to replace a damaged knee joint with knee implants.

What is complete knee replacement?

A complete or total knee replacement involves the replacement of all 3 compartments of the knee joint.

What is degenerative knee joint disease?

Knee osteoarthritis is another medical term for degenerative joint disease of the knee joint.

What is arthrotomy of the knee joint?

Knee arthrotomy is the surgical exploration of the knee joint, which can include inspection of the cartilage, ligaments, intra-articular structures and joint capsule.

What is the lifespan of a knee joint replacement?

The answer depends on several factors like the type of knee implant, the patient’s age, physical condition, activity level and body weight. Because these knee implants are made with strong materials (that are designed to last several years) and provide a secure fit, a total knee implant is expected to last beyond 20 years. A partial knee replacement can last around 10- 15 years.

What type of anesthesia is used for knee replacement?

Spinal or general anesthesia are typically used for Knee replacement surgery.

What is the latest technology in knee replacement?

Minimally invasive total knee replacement, also known as quadriceps sparing TKR is the latest technique to perform knee replacement. This technique allows the surgeon to replace the damaged knee joint without cutting major tissue or muscles. If you wish to consult expert knee replacement surgeons near you, contact us and book your consultation at the best orthopedic clinic in Hyderabad.

What type of doctor should I see for knee problems?

You should consult an orthopedic doctor for problems with the knee joint.

What is the surgery to repair knee cartilage?

Knee chondroplasty is the surgery performed to repair the knee’s articular cartilage (ACL), meniscus, or both (if required).

What is a revised total knee replacement?

Revision knee replacement is the procedure carried out to fix a failed knee replacement. In this procedure, the knee surgeon replaces some components of the knee implant. Most patients who undergo a successful knee replacement do not require a revision surgery. However, depending on the type of the implant, lifestyle and other factors, some patients might require a revision surgery.

What are the common knee replacement failure symptoms?

The most common symptoms of a failed knee implant are pain, decrease in knee function, instability, swelling and stiffness in the knee joint.

What are the symptoms of a loose knee replacement

Most common symptoms of a loose knee replacement are

  • Pain
  • Knee joint instability
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Painful Popping sound
  • Redness and warmth
  • Reduced range of motion
Where can I consult the best doctors for minimally invasive knee replacement in Hyderabad?

Pristyn Care houses the best knee surgeons and orthopedic surgeons in Hyderabad. You can consult the best knee doctor near you by booking your consultation with us.

Which is the doctor for knee ligament injury?

You should consult an orthopedic doctor or knee specialist for problems associated with the knee joint including knee ligament injury.

How long does the pain last after a knee replacement

Initial pain, inflammation and swelling after hip replacement typically resolves within 2 to 4 weeks. However, patients might experience mild pain, swelling or discomfort for about 2 months. Rest assured, the pain is not severe and can be easily managed with painkillers.

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 knee replacement surgeon in Hyderabad?

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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