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Knee replacement surgery is carried out in case of knee joint that is severely damaged to an extent that other non surgical modalities do not work and everyday activities of the person are hampered such as walking, getting out of chair or bed, self care regime.

 

Knee Replacement Surgery is also referred to as Knee Arthroplasty.

 

Knee replacement surgery involves the replacement of the damaged part with the artificial implants or prosthesis which could be either made up of metal or plastic.

 

The surgery could be either Total Knee Replacement Surgery or Partial Knee Replacement Surgery.

 

Knee joint has three compartments or sections, to be precise. Most patients with arthritis have symptoms and clinical findings on the x rays showing that two or all of the sections or compartments of the knee are badly affected by the arthritis. 

 

Here, Total Knee Replacement Surgery is advised.  

 

Total knee replacement surgery comprises of the replacement of the damaged bone and cartilage in all the three compartments of the knee joint that are damaged by Arthritis.

 

However, when only one compartment of the knee is affected by the arthritis out of three, most commonly it is the medial compartment, then Partial Knee Replacement Surgery is recommended.

 

Partial knee replacement selectively removes the damaged tissues in one compartment, usually the medial compartment is affected and therefore the damaged bone and cartilage are replaced there with artificial implants. 

 

The selection of the most appropriate candidate for either surgery depends upon the factors such as the site and degree of the damage in the knee joint. Your surgeon will take the crucial decision about the type of surgery required for you.

 

Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for undergoing Total knee replacement surgery. Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most common joint replacement surgeries. Scientific studies have shown good success rate with 90 to 95 percent of the people satisfied and happy after the knee replacement surgery.

 

The knee implant works efficiently giving optimum results even beyond 10 years after the surgery.

 

Are you looking for affordable knee replacement surgery in India?

 

You are certainly at the right place.

 

We at Healthcaretripindia, can help you get low cost high quality knee replacement surgery in india from top knee surgeons at best hospital for knee surgery in India.

 

Healthcaretripindia is associated with world class tertiary care super specialty hospitals of India that are not only accredited with international organizations for maintaining quality standards, such as JCI or its Indian equivalent, NABH, but also they have the state of the art infrastructure and most advanced technology in place.

 

Best knee surgeons are going to treat you. They are USA,UK  trained, well qualified, highly skilled with the most advanced surgical techniques, follow internationally accepted treatment protocols at par with those available in USA or UK for that matter, have decades of experience and have already attended to high volume of patients like you, who are seeking affordable yet best treatment in India.

 

Good part is that they are all provided at an affordable price. 

 

Yes, you can afford the best treatment in India.  Infact, You are going to save a huge amount of money what you would have otherwise incurred  for the same treatment in countries like USA or UK.

 

Does it not sound like a great deal?

 

Go ahead.

 

Scan and send us your medical reports at contact@healthcaretripIndia.com or contacthealthcaretripindia@gmail.com.

 

We shall get you free, no obligation expert medical opinion and treatment cost estimate from the top knee surgeons of India at the best hospital for knee replacement surgery in India.  It will certainly pave a way for your next step towards what you intend to do regarding your knee surgery in India.

 

 

 

 

 

Q1. What are the causes of damage to the knee joint?

 

A1. Age related degenerative changes as in Osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis as in Rheumatoid arthritis, genetic disorders, sports injury or any other trauma are usually the reasons behind the damaged knee joints. 

 

Q2. What are the symptoms of damage to the knee joint?

 

A2. The patient usually experiences pain in the joint, stiffness and limitation in range of the motion of the joint leading to the restriction of activities. Quality of life gets compromised severely.

 

Q3. What is the treatment approach to the damaged knee joint?

 

A3. Initially non surgical options are advised such as Antiinflammatory medicines, Injections of steroids given locally, weight loss and physical therapy. However, when the knee joint is severely damaged and none of the above treatment options seem to work, you might want to consider surgery as the only viable option.

 

Q4 What are the implants made up of?

 

A4 The metallic implants are made up of Titanium, Chrome/Cobalt or Zirconium alloy and synthetic components are Polyethylene plastics and ceramic composites. Patellar component consist of durable plastic. Femoral component is a highly polished metal.  Tibbial component consist of a durable plastic cushion on a metal platform.

 

Q5. How is minimally invasive approach better than the traditional knee joint replacement surgery?

 

A5. Traditional Total or Partial Knee replacement surgery

  • Consist of long incision
  • Longer recovery time
  • More painful
  • Quadriceps tendon is cut open
  • Patella or the knee cap is flipped over

 

     Minimal Invasive Total or Partial Knee replacement surgery

  • Smaller incisions
  • Quicker healing
  • Less painful
  • Quadriceps tendon is spared
  • Knee cap or patella is slightly moved to gain access to the inside of the joint.

 

 

Q6 Do I really need Knee replacement surgery? Can we just do away with it. I  am quite apprehensive.

 

 

A6 It is perfectly fine if you are little apprehensive about undergoing Knee replacement surgery.

 

We do understand your concern.

 

Believe us!

 

Our doctors also recommend knee replacement surgery, only when it is absolutely necessary.

 

You can certainly ask us for a free, no obligation second opinion on the best treatment protocol for you or whether you actually need the knee replacement surgery at all. 

 

You just need to scan and send us the medical reports at contacthealthcaretripIndia@gmail.com or contact@healthcaretripIndia.com for us to get you medical opinion from top knee surgeons of India.

 

As stated earlier in the introduction as well, the criteria for recommendation for knee replacement surgery is the following:

 

When all other non surgical treatment modalities or in simple terms "treatment options" fail to provide relief and the everyday activity seems impossible due to pain, stiffness and rigidity, surgery for the knee replacement may be considered as a viable option in that case.

 

Rest assured.

 

Our doctors will explore evaluation and treatment of other causes for your symptoms such as inadequate muscular strength in the thigh or hip muscles or incorrect foot posture, before zeroing in on the surgery. These causes are referred to as mechanical errors in medical terminology. They often lead to the degeneration or the deterioration of the bone under the knee cap or Patella, resulting in knee pain.

 

These issues will always be ruled out as these only need regular physiotherpy and use of knee brace to tackle it well.

 

Knee replacement Surgery will always be the last resort in their prescription list.

 

However, if needed, then it should not be avoided either.

 

Generally, in younger patients, it is better avoided. Revision knee replacement surgery may be required as the artificial joint lasts for 10 to 15 years.

 

If answer to any of the below question is yes, then consult your orthopedic surgeon, you might be candidate for Knee replacement surgery.

 

  • Is the pain unbearable?

  • Does the pain wake you up at night?

  • Does it stops you from performing activities as simple as walking for even a few feet?

  • Does it stop you from driving?

  • Do you have to consume pain killers everyday?

 

Along with these symptoms, your clinical evaluation coupled with certain blood tests and knee x ray, are also done to check if the symtpms being experienced by you match with the damage to the knee joint.

 

They render a complete and clear picture to the surgeon in order to move ahead with your treatment plan.

 

Q7 How long does the artificial knee joint or so to say"the prosthesis" last?

 

A7 The artifical knee joint(Knee implant or the prosthesis) generally last for around 10 to 15 years.

 

It is also determined by the level of activity performed by the patient. The wear and tear will be unique to each patient. 

 

In some patients, the implant may even last upto 20 years as well.

 

 

Q8 When can I return to sports after total Knee replacement surgery or partial(unicompartmental)knee replacement surgery?

 

A8 The return to any sports activity or any physical activity in general, is determined by your surgeon who has operated upon your knee as well as your physiotherapist or sports medicine doctor.

 

They will ensure that your knee has been rehabilitated optimally so as to give you complete benefit. They will evaluate your knee in terms of the following parameters:

 

  • Adequate muscular strength is restored.

  • Complete range of motion of the knee joint is achieved

  • Presence of complete balance and control of the knee

Once the above parameters are met, your surgeon will give you green signal to go ahead and resume your activities, whether any specific activity pertaining to your daily routine or sports activity.

 

This stage usually takes around 3 to 6 months after surgery. 

 

You should always remember the following before taking up any activity

 

  • Resumption of activities should be slowly progressive and gentle.

  • Activities should be moderate and for short duration of time.

  • Sooner than you realize, you will be able to increase the level of the sports activity, provided you follow the correct technique of the sports or activity.

Total knee arthroplasty or partial knee arthroplasty has proven to give patients several short and long term benefits in terms of improved quality of life due to disappearance of pain and improved function of the knee joint post surgery.

 

This is coupled with increased satisfaction of patients who have undergone knee surgery.

 

 

Q9 What is Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery?

 

A9 Minimally Invasive Knee replacement surgery (MIS) is a novel surgical approach in which group of thigh muscles(Quadriceps) or its tendon, is not cut.

 

Hence, it is often referred to as Quadriceps sparing Knee replacement surgery or muscle sparing surgical technique.

 

It offers benefits such as quick recovery, to the patients with knee arthritis.  Patients can walk with the help of a walking stick in few weeks or even earlier. This less traumatic surgical approach culminates in reduced post operative pain and lesser need for rehabilitation as compared to the traditional knee replacement surgical approach.

 

Minimally Invasive Knee replacement Surgery involves putting in the FDA approved knee implants without causing any trauma to the most important muscle group, Quadriceps, around the knee joint.

 

The incision made by the surgeon, in order to have access to the surgical area of the knee joint, is around 3 to 4 inches which is much shorter than the incision in the traditional or conventional surgical approach of carrying out the knee replacement surgery.

 

 

Q10 What is the success rate of Knee Replacement Surgery in India?

 

A10 Excellent long term results have been achieved in more than 90% of the patients resulting in happy and satisfied patients.

 

India has the best amalgamation of world class super specialty hospitals that boast of state of the art infrastructure, most advanced technology and accreditation with international organization such as JCI or its Indian equivalent, NABH.

 

Besides above, the Indian hospitals treasure their globally trained and highly skilled knee surgeons who are well acquainted with the most advanced and the internationally accepted treatment protocols to deliver the best outcome for the patients. 

 

HealthcaretripIndia takes pride in and is ecstatic about being associated with the best hospitals of India for the knee replacement surgery and the top knee replacement surgeons of India. 

 

 

Q11 What are the different types of Knee replacement Surgery?

 

A11 Let us get you acquainted with different terms used related to types of knee replacement surgery so that you can participate in an intelligent, well informed and heartwarming discussion with your doctor.

 

Based on whether you are getting one knee joint replaced or both

 

Unilateral Knee Replacement Surgery- one side knee surgery(Right or Left Knee)

 

Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery- Both sides Knee Replacement Surgery(Right knee and Left Knee)

 

Based on whether all the three compartments or sections of the knee are being replaced or only one

 

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

 

When two or all of the sections or compartments of the knee are badly affected by the arthritis, Total Knee Replacement Surgery is recommended.

 

Total knee replacement surgery comprises of the replacement of the damaged bone and cartilage in all the three compartments of the knee joint that are damaged by Arthritis.

 

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery or Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Surgery

 

When only one compartment of the knee is affected by the arthritis out of three, most commonly it is the medial compartment, then Partial Knee Replacement Surgery is recommended.

 

Partial knee replacement selectively removes the damaged tissues in one compartment, usually the medial compartment is affected and therefore the damaged bone and cartilage are replaced there with artificial implants. 

 

Based on surgical technique adopted

 

Traditional or Conventional Knee Replacement Surgery

 

Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery, also called Quadriceps(muscle) Sparing Knee Replacement Surgery

 

Both of these surgerical techniques can be adopted for either total or partial knee replacement surgery.

 

 

Q12 What can I expect after Knee replacement surgery?

 

A12 Expectations are obvious after any surgery or treatment, for that matter. 

 

You will be glad to know that more than 90% of the patients who have undergone Knee replacement Surgery, irrespective of the surgical technique the surgeon has adopted, whether conventional or minimally approach, the results are generally good.

 

Majority of the patients experience substantial or complete relief from knee pain, once the post surgery recovery is over. Most of them can walk with great comfort, without any walking stick. Furthermore, they can enjoy recreational activities.

 

 

Q13 What will happen if I do not undergo Knee replacement Surgery, even after being advised?

 

A13 If you assume that the arthritic knee is going to get better on its own, then it is not going to happen. The symptoms are going to get worse with passing time as the arthritis is progressive. Moreover, as you are aware the knees bear the weight of the body so wear and tear is going to be even more on weight bearing joint.

 

If the Knee Replacement Surgery is advised by your physician, give it a thought. You can certainly get a second opinion, if need be.

 

 

Q14 When is Total Knee Replacement Surgery a prefered surgical treatment option?

 

A14 Total Knee Replacement Surgery is the most common joint replacement surgery carried out so far. Infact, it has been throughout considered to be the "Gold standard Surgical Treatment" for severe knee arthritic damage.

 

It is usually preferred for patients with damage to more than one compartment of the knee, usually the middle age and old age patients who usually have this kind of damage already taken place on the knee.

 

Also, if these patients who do not intend to indulge in any heavy labour or high impact activities.

 

The results of Total Knee Replacement Surgery are generally very good with a knee implant working efficiently well beyond 10 years post the knee surgery.

 

Q15 How is conventional Total Knee Replacement Surgery done?

 

A15 Total Knee Replacement Surgery that is carried out done conventionally comprises of:

 

  • 8 to 10 inches incision 

  • Incision on the front of the knee

  • Quadriceps group of muscles and its tendon along with knee cap(patella) are worked upon in order to access the surgical site.

  • Excellent results

  • Had been in practice for a remarkably long period of time

  • Surgeons well experienced and skilled at this surgery

It is important to mention that traditional total knee replacement surgery is flexible and considered fruitful, especially for those patients who are obese, have knee deformity or severe arthritis.

 

However, it is not for everyone. please discuss with your doctor about the best surgical option for you or if surgery needed at all.

 

 

Q16 How long is the hospital stay for Total Knee replacement surgery?

 

A16 The hospital stay for Total Knee replacement Surgery is generally 5 days. If bilateral or both sides knee replacement surgery is carried out in one sitting then 7 days of hospital stay is usually required. 

 

In case the minimally invasive total knee replacement is carried out, the hospital stay can be reduced to even 2 to 3 days.

Knee replacement surgery in India

 

  • Low cost coupled with quality.

  • Good results

  • No waiting period

  • Best hospitals with state of the art infrastructure and most advanced technology in place.

  • Globally trained,highly experienced orthopedic surgeons.

  • Great ambience

  • Compassionate staff to look after

  • Hospitals accredited with international organizations such as JCI(Joint commission International) for quality standards.

  • Language no barrier. English speaking people and if required, translators are available for your convenience

  • Most economical accommodation available at a walking distance from the hospital. Wide range of options starting from guest house, service appartments to five star hotels, best suited to your budget and choice.

  • FDA approved high quality implants

 

 
 

 

Dr S.K.S Marya

MBBS, MS(Ortho), DNB, MCh(Ortho),FRCS,FICS

Chairman-Medanta Bone and Joint Institute

Medanta The medicity,Gurgaon,Delhi-NCR

Dr Ashok Rajgopal

M.B.B.S, M.S,M.ch. Ortho,F.R.C.S (Edinburgh)

Chairman and Executive Director

Fortis Bone and Joint Institute

Fortis Group Of Hospitals

Dr Jayant Arora

MRCS (Edinburgh), CCBST (Royal College of Surgeons, UK)

DNB (Orthopedics), MS (Orthopedics), MBBS

VSP, Belgium, Knee Arthroplasty

Senior Consultant, Dept. Of Orthopedics

Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon,Delhi NCR.

Dr Mudit Khanna
MBBS, MS(Ortho), MCh(Ortho) UK, MRCS(UK)
Senior Consultant, Advanced Joint Replacement Surgery
Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai

Dr Darius F. Soonawalla
MBBS, MS(Ortho), DNBE(Orthopedics), FRCS(England)
Orthopedic and Joint Replacement surgeon
Wockhardt Hospital,Mumbai

Dr Abhay M. Nene
MBBS, MS(Ortho)
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai

Prof. Mani N.J 

MBBS, MS(Orth) MCh Orth. (UK)

Senior Consultant and HOD

Dept. Of Orthopedics

Baby Memorial Hospital, Kozhikode(Calicut), Kerala

 

 

 

 

 

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