M.B.B.S., M.S.(Orth.), DNB (Orth.), F.I.A.S. (Germany)
Case 2. 65 yrs Old Gentleman, was suffering from both knee pain especially on sitting cross legged and while working. He underwent Total Knee Replacement on both knees in same sitting after which his knee pain improved significantly and so did his quality of life.
Case 1. 72 yrs Old Lady, was having knee pain since 10 years. She had difficulty in walking and climbing stairs. She underwent Total Knee Replacement on both sides and now walks without pain.
Why is knee replacement surgery needed?
The most common need for knee replacement surgery arises because of osteoarthritis. Knee damage can also occur due to:
. Rheumatoid arthritis
. Previous knee injury
A knee replacement is major surgery, so is normally only recommended if other treatments, such as physiotherapy or steroid injections, haven't helped reduce pain or improve mobility.
You may be offered knee replacement surgery if:
you have severe pain, swelling and stiffness in your knee joint and your mobility is reduced
your knee pain is so severe that it interferes with your quality of life and sleep
everyday tasks, such as shopping or getting around the house have become difficult.
Can I have knee replacement surgery?
Adults of any age can be considered for a knee replacement, although it's typically recommended for older people as young, physically active people are more likely to wear the joint out.
There is some evidence that replacing the knee joint before it becomes very stiff leads to a better outcome.But is should be considered when other options like life style modification, Physiotherapy and Joint Injections have been tried.
Most total knee replacements are carried out on people between the ages of 60 and 80.
What are the Knee Replacement Complications?
Knee replacement surgery is a common operation and most people do not experience complications. However, as with any operation, there are risks as well as benefits.
Complications are rare but can include:
stiffness of the knee
infection of the wound
deep infection of the joint replacement, needing further surgery
unexpected bleeding into the knee joint
ligament, artery or nerve damage in the area around the knee joint
blood clots or deep vein thrombosis (DVT)persistent pain the in the knee
Is it possible to lead a normal life after knee replacement?
Yes, one can lead a perfectly normal and pain free life.
What is the Knee Replacement Surgery Cost in Mumbai?
The cost in a Knee Replacement (Knee Arthroplasty) depends upon many factors like
1. Type of Implant material -- Imported implants from good companies are the best knee implants which are often used. Their cost may depend on the implant company and upon degree of knee arthritis disease).
2. Type of Hospital and Class of Room patient chooses to stay in.
3. Type of knee arthritis, age and gender of the patient.
Exact cost for the surgery can be reached upon after consultation and examination of a patient. To book appointment or have more details please contact us.
What is the Knee Replacement Procedure?
The Procedure is divided into following 6 steps:
2.Partial knee replacement (Unicondylar Knee Replacement/ Unicompartmental Knee Replacement)– only one side of your joint which is damaged is replaced.
What is Knee Replacement?
Knee Replacement surgery (arthroplasty) involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint or a prostheses.
It is quite a common surgery done for knee pain in patients with arthritis.For most people, a replaced knee lasts for atleast 15 to 20 years, especially if the new knee is cared for properly and not put under too much strain.
Types of surgery
There are two main types of surgery, depending on the condition of the knee:
1.Total knee replacement (TKR) – Complete Knee is replaced with Prosthetic Joint