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Restore mobility of the knee joint by getting rid of the affected one. Undergo advanced and minimally invasive total knee replacement Surgery or partial knee replacement Surgery. Book your appointment today with Pristyn Care to get in touch with a highly experienced orthopedic surgeon to undergo safest knee replacement Surgery.

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    Dr. Kamal Bachani

    MBBS, MS(Ortho), M.Ch(Ortho)
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    Delhi

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  • What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

    Knee replacement surgery procedure involves replacing a damaged, worn, or diseased knee with an artificial joint. It is also known as arthroplasty and total knee replacement Surgery. In this surgery, metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the knee cap. Knee replacement Surgery is usually considered if the patient has severe arthritis or a severe knee injury.  In most cases, a successful knee replacement Surgery typically leads to a higher quality of life, better mobility, and less pain. Patients see significant improvements in pain, stiffness, physical function, vitality, and social functioning.

    • Disease name

    Osteoarthritis

    • Surgery name

    Total Knee Arthroplasty

    • Duration

    1 to 2 hours

    • Treated by

    Orthopaedic surgeon

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    Types of Knee Replacement Surgery

    There are two main types of knee replacement Surgery – Total knee replacement and partial knee replacement. 

    Total knee replacement Surgery

    This surgical procedure involves the replacement of both sides of the knee joint. During the surgery, an orthopedic surgeon removes the damaged cartilage and bone and then positions the new metal and plastic implant to restore the alignment and function of the knee. The complete surgical procedure takes about 1-3 hours. 

    Partial knee replacement Surgery

    In a partial knee replacement Surgery, either the outside (lateral) or inside (medial) compartments of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial joints. During the procedure, an orthopedic surgeon makes a small incision to gain access to the affected compartment of the knee. After that, a surgeon moves the supporting structures of the knee out of the way and removes damaged cartilage and bone tissue from the surfaces of the tibia and the femur in the arthritic area. Moreover, a partial joint replacement process is less taxing on the body than a full joint replacement. Partial knee replacement involves lesser bone and soft tissue dissection. 

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    How to Prepare For Knee Replacement Surgery?

    Knee replacement surgery procedure is Major, so it is crucial to prepare well before the surgery to avoid the chances of complications. Some common tips to follow to prepare yourself for knee replacement:

    • Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider. It helps them gain a comprehensive knowledge of your overall health status, including information related to the medications that are currently being taken.
    • You must avoid taking some medications for some time as they can increase the chances of bleeding during the Knee Replacement Surgery. 
    • Blood tests may be performed to determine if there is a bleeding tendency or any other medical conditions that prevent the person from undergoing the procedure
    • Generally, local anesthesia is not used, but if you are allergic to any local anesthetics, lidocaine, etc., then do inform your healthcare provider.
    • Avoid the application of any cosmetics, deodorant, or topical medicines on the area prior to the procedure.
    • It is advisable to quit smoking and the use of any nicotine-based products, for a while, before the surgery.
    • You must avoid consuming alcoholic drinks for a period of time as it can increase the chances of complications during the surgery.
    • You must avoid eating or drinking at least 8 hours prior to the surgical procedure to reduce the chances of anesthesia-related complications.
    • If you are diabetic, it is important to maintain blood sugar within the normal range. A healthcare provider usually suggests insulin or a combination of oral medicines to manage the blood sugar level before the surgery.

     

    Is Knee Replacement Surgery Coverd Under Insurance

    Most insurance companies cover the expense of knee replacement Surgery in India. In fact, some insurance providers offer special standalone policies for the surgery. However, the specifics of the policy can vary from insurance to insurance. You must consult your insurance provider before the surgery to understand the coverage of the policy. Top health insurance providers for knee replacement Surgery are as follows:

    • Aditya Birla Health Insurance 
    • Future Generali Health Insurance

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    Dangers of Delaying Knee Replacement Surgery

    Generally, patients delay Surgery because of fear of the procedure or concerns about the knee replacement surgery recovery time. If you delay the knee replacement Surgery, you are likely to experience the following conditions:

    • Increased knee pain
    • Further damage to the joint
    • Reduced mobility and ability to use the knee

    If you continue to delay the knee replacement Surgery, then it can bring serious consequences, such as the inability to walk, work and perform normal daily tasks. Knee replacement may get more complicated if you keep on delaying. Listed below are some ways the surgery can become more complex if you continue to delay:

    • The surgical procedure can take longer
    • Kneecap resurfacing may be required
    • The knee may become deformed and, therefore, harder to replace
    • Options may become more limited. For example, early on, a patient may only need a “partial” knee replacement Surgery, but if they wait, they may need a “total” knee replacement Surgery, which is a more complex procedure.

    In What Conditions Is Knee Replacement Surgery Required?

    A healthcare provider usually suggests knee replacement Surgery if:

    • Walking, climbing stairs, or getting up is painful.
    • Medication and other treatment options fail to provide relief.
    • Your knees are stiff and swollen.
    • Constant pain throughout the day, even at rest.
    • Knee cartilage is so damaged and worn away that you are walking “bone on bone,” in which the joint bones are scraping together

    How Do You Find the Best Knee Replacement Surgeon in India?

    If you are looking for the best knee replacement surgeon in India, then you must consider the following factors before choosing one-

    • Consider the experience of the surgeon: It is one of the primary factors that you should consider before choosing an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons deal with some serious health issues, so it is extremely important to consult an experienced surgeon with a good track of successful outcomes. Moreover, experienced surgeons are more compassionate and can empathize with their patients. 
    • Look through the patient’s review and history: It is extremely important to look check the patient’s review. It helps understand the surgeon’s professionalism, bedside manner, and communication skills. In short, it gives you a rough idea about the quality of care and the knee replacement surgery success rate.
    • Check the surgeon’s credentials and expertise: It is crucial to check the credentials of an orthopedic surgeon to ensure that the surgeon is up to date in his/her knowledge. It also clarifies that the surgeon has no major issues/complications in performing any treatment or surgery. Moreover, it also gives you an idea about the experience and expertise of the surgeon. 
    • Consider location and convenience: Consider a surgeon who is at a reasonable driving distance to avoid any complications during the treatment procedure. Apart from quality treatment, it is important that the orthopedic surgeon is easily accessible or available to maintain quality care, especially in emergency cases.
    • Research about the hospital: Apart from choosing the surgeon, it is important to investigate the hospital your orthopedic surgeon is associated with. It gives an idea about the medical staff, hygiene, and also the quality of care they provide. We suggest checking the patient testimonials and recovery outcomes before finalizing the surgeon.

    Post operative care after Knee Replacement Surgery

    After knee replacement Surgery, you must take the following precautions to avoid the chances of complications and make the artificial knee last long:

    Wound care: Knee replacement Surgery is an invasive process and thus involves sutures and staplers over the wound. You must avoid cutting these sutures at home as it may worsen the wound. It must be removed by a healthcare professional.

    Avoiding blood clots: First few weeks after the surgery are crucial as there is a risk of developing blood clots. It is important to take anticoagulants recommended by your doctor to avoid the chances of blood clots. Be vigilant if you see any signs of blood clots, such as swelling, redness, excessive pain in the calf, and irritation in the treated area. 

    Limited physical activities: Remember not to put your total body weight on the replaced joint right after the surgery. A surgeon usually gives some instructions on how much pressure you can put on your knees. During the first week of the surgery, a doctor advises using crutches, sticks, or cranes to walk around. Some other instructions include:

    • Don’t cross or twist your legs
    • Don’t stand for long hours
    • Avoid excessive kneeling
    • Don’t sleep on the side body
    • Climb only one stair at a time

    Pain management: Pain after knee replacement surgery is a part of the natural healing process. A doctor usually prescribes medications for short-term pain relief after the surgery. Some common medicines that help manage pain include opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and acetaminophen. A doctor may suggest using a combination of these medications to improve pain relief, as well as minimize the need for opioids.

    Diet: Sometimes, patients lose their appetite several weeks after surgery. A balanced diet, often with an iron supplement, is important to help your wound heal and to restore muscle strength.

    Avoiding falls: After surgery, be more cautious while walking. A fall during the first week after surgery can damage the knee and may result in a need for further surgery. Avoid stairs until your knee is strong and mobile. A doctor usually suggests using a cane, crutches, a walker, or handrails, until you have improved your balance, flexibility, and strength.

    Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Knee Replacement Surgery

    Listed below are some questions that you must ask your surgeon before the Knee Replacement Surgery to have a better understanding of the procedure and the risks and complications associated with it: 

    • What precautions do I need to take before the Surgery to reduce the chances of complications?
    • How long will the results last of the Surgery?
    • What type of anesthesia is used during the Surgery?
    • What type of implant is used during the Surgery?
    • What are the risks and complications of Surgery?
    • What is the best age to have Surgery?
    • Can I live a normal life after Surgery?
    • How long does it take to recover completely after Surgery?
    • What are the risks of infection after Surgery?
    • How successful is arthritis Surgery?
    • What is the knee replacement surgery cost in India?
    • What is the knee replacement surgery success rate?
    • Are there permanent restrictions after Surgery?
    • Is physiotherapy compulsory after Surgery?
    • What is the fastest way to recover after Surgery?
    • How long does it take to walk normally after Surgery?
    • Do I need to stop taking any medication before the Surgery?
    • In which condition bilateral Surgery is required?
    • What is the cost of partial Surgery in India?

    Top 5 mistakes after Knee Replacement Surgery

    1. Consistently attend physical therapy sessions to improve knee mobility and strength.
    2. Adhere to activity restrictions to prevent complications and promote proper healing.
    3. Manage pain effectively with guidance from healthcare providers to facilitate rehabilitation.
    4. Monitor for signs of infection or complications and seek prompt medical attention if necessary.
    5. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including weight management and regular exercise, to support long-term joint health after knee replacement Surgery.

    FAQs around Knee Replacement Surgery

    When should I consult an orthopedist for knee replacement Surgery?

    You may need knee replacement Surgery after a serious knee injury or other painful conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc., that may limit your ability to perform everyday tasks, such as walking, climbing stairs, etc.

    What is the recurrence rate of knee problems after knee replacement Surgery?

    Generally, after a successful knee replacement Surgery, the patient would not experience any knee-related issues for at least the next 10-15 years.

     

    How can I choose the best implant for me?

    Typically, the choice for a knee implant depends on various factors such as the patient’s age, type of Knee Replacement Surgery, health condition, the severity of knee degeneration, budget, etc. Therefore, the implant is chosen by the doctor and patient together, following careful consideration.

     

    How soon after knee replacement Surgery can I start walking?

    You will be able to get out of bed and start walking the same day after the Knee Replacement Surgery, and will typically be discharged from the hospital 2 to 3 days after the Knee Replacement 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.

     

    How long will I be hospitalized after a knee replacement Surgery?

    Most patients are discharged from the hospital 3 – 5 days after minimally invasive knee replacement Surgery.

     

    How long will I feel pain after knee replacement Surgery?

    After knee replacement Surgery, initial pain, inflammation, and swelling typically resolve within 2 to 4 weeks. The pain is not severe and can be easily managed with painkillers and anti-inflammatories.

     

    What type of anesthesia is used for knee replacement Surgery?

    Spinal or general anesthesia is typically used to make the area numb for Knee replacement Surgery.

     

    At what age should I go for knee replacement Surgery?

    Minimally invasive knee replacement Surgery can be carried out in adult patients of all ages. Even patients who are above the age of 50 years who are medically fit and are in good health can undergo knee replacement Surgery if their lifestyle and activities are restricted by painful conditions like arthritis of knee joints.

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      My mother suffered from severe knee pain and her daily activities were challenging. We contacted Dr. Sourabh Kulkarni. After consultation with the doctor he recommended right knee replacement surgery and the results were remarkable. After the surgery, in an astonishing 20 days, my mother is walking independently and without any pain or support.

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      Dr. Venu Madhav Badla did my total knee replacement surgery and I was really impressed by the way he interacted with me and made me feel at ease and also gave me the confidence and assurance. My experience with him is really very good. I recommend him

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