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What is Total Knee Replacement?

Total knee replacement (TKR) 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 total 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 TKR 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 Total 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 TKR
  • Supported Knee Bends while Sitting
  • Ankle Pumps
  • Bed Supported Knee Bends
  • Quadriceps Sets
  • Straight Leg Raises
Total 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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Total Knee Replacement in Pune

Pre-Surgery Diagnosis

The orthopedic surgeon will ask you to have some tests total 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 (TKR)

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 1 small incision of 3- to 4 inch instead of a larger incision of 8- to 12-inch, as in 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.

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

How do I know if I have knee arthritis?

If you have knee arthritis, you may have symptoms like pain that increases when physically active, but resolves with rest. You may also notice swelling or feel warmth in the knee joint. Knee stiffness is also reported by many patients with arthritis, especially in the morning or after sitting for a prolonged time. If you have signs of knee arthritis, give us a call or use the form present on this page to make an appointment with the best orthopedic doctors in Pune.

Why is the most common reason for knee replacement surgery?

Severe knee arthritis is the most common reason for knee replacements. One may also need a knee replacement surgery after a serious knee injury or other such painful condition that may limit the ability to perform everyday tasks, such as walking.

Are you a good candidate for knee replacement surgery?

A knee replacement surgery can be a good option for many men and women, but it certainly is not for everyone. If you have been experiencing severe knee pain, are diagnosed with arthritis or have had a prior knee surgery, you may need a knee replacement surgery. To schedule your consultation, call us or use our patient contact form present below.

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 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 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 Pune.

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 Pune?

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

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.

Providing the best care and assistance for total knee replacement surgery in Pune

Knee pain is a common but very painful and complicated problem that most adults face especially if they are athletes or have a genetic problem like arthritis. When it comes to orthopedic surgeries, every patient has unique needs and goals. That is why, our orthopedic surgeons prioritise is to provide the best individual care for each patient, keeping in mind their needs and expectations from the surgery. Prior to the surgery, a thorough diagnosis and examination will be performed to address the patient’s condition, extent of pain, mobility, and other associated concerns.

If you are suffering from severe knee pain that affects your normal life, it may be time to consider having a knee replacement surgery. Our board certified orthopedic surgeons specializes in total knee replacement surgery in Pune and have performed the procedure successfully on several patients, who are satisfied and happy with the outcomes. To undergo a successful knee replacement surgery with a rapid recovery, book an appointment with us today!

Expert orthopedic doctors for TKR surgery in Pune

Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is an innovative technique that uses small incisions and specially-designed surgical instruments to perform both simple and complex procedures making a large incision. Smaller incisions will enable the surgeon to preserve the healthy tissue and causes lesser trauma to the nearby tissue, muscles and tendons. As a result, the patient will come across fewer complications during the recovery and have a fast and more comfortable recovery.

Suffering from degenerative knee disease? Our knee specialists are here to help

Degenerative knee joint disease, also known as OA (osteoarthritis), is the most common type of knee disease. Degenerative joint disease commonly occurs in the knee joint, hip joint, hands, and the spine.

Degenerative joint disease typically occurs with aging when the cartilage cushioning the bones breaks down and the bone surfaces are exposed and rub-down together, causing friction. This friction may cause general irritation and the joint region may become inflamed and painful, resulting in a loss of motion in the knee joint. Other complications of degenerative joint disease may include development of bone spurs around the affected knee or weakness and stiffness in the surrounding ligaments and muscles.

If you or your loved one is suffering from knee osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease in the knee, you may know how severely this disease can affect an individual’s life. The loss of joint movement and function and knee pain can highly impact a person’s quality of life and might keep them from doing the things they enjoy. Our best knee doctor in Pune offers the most suitable and promising treatment options for chronic joint pain and other conditions, including joint replacement and reconstruction surgery. Your knee specialist will provide you with all the necessary information about your condition and available treatment options and will answer questions you may have to help you make a well-informed decision.

Common types of Knee Replacement

The 4 main types of knee replacement are-

  • Total knee replacement
  • Unicompartmental or partial knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral arthroplasty (kneecap replacement)
  • Revision (complex) knee replacement

There are several kinds of knee replacement surgeries and different surgical methods for performing the procedure. Your orthopaedic surgeon will help you to choose the best surgery for you, taking into account the condition of your knee, your general health, age and lifestyle.

Types of Knee Replacement Implants

There are different types of knee implants. The main difference between them is whether the implant replaces the entire knee joint or only some component of it. The most suitable type of knee implant suitable for will depend on various factors.

Artificial knee implants basically consist of the following parts-

  • A metal cap placed on the end of the thigh bone, after removal of the damaged joint surfaces.
  • A platform also called the tibial (lower leg) component (usually consisting of a metal alloy) that replaces the top surface of the lower leg.
  • A plastic spacer made up of polyethylene between the upper leg and lower leg component that replaces the knee joint space and meniscus and helps the knee implant move.

There are several different options for knee joint implants available Your surgeon will select the implant during your preoperative visits. The type of knee implant used for your replacement surgery will depend on various factors, such as your age, weight, activity level and severity of arthritis (if present).

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