A total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material to relieve the pain. During a total knee replacement, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell and the end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a plastic piece with a metal stem. Total knee replacement surgery is considered for patients whose knee joints have been damaged by either progressive arthritis, trauma, or any other rare destructive diseases of the knee joint.
Patients with damaged knee joint either due to Trauma, Osteoarthritis or any other cause should consider knee replacement to get rid of the pain and diminishing daily function in order to maintain the quality of life . In short it could be said that Total Knee Replacement Surgery is one of the best solutions for osteoarthritis. These days Total Knee Replacement in India is preferred by lot of overseas patient because of cost as well as shorter hospitalization and quick recovery. Patient is generally made to walk next day after the knee replacement surgery in India.
In Total Knee Replacement Surgery your complete knee joint is not replaced which the name might suggest. During the surgery the knee will be in a bent position to expose all surfaces of the joint. After making an incision about 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) long the surgeon moves aside your kneecap and cuts away the damaged joint surfaces. Only the top surface of the joint which is worn out due to arthritis is removed and replaced with a titanium metallic cover which forms the top of the knee joint. This knee joint is fixed with the femur bone and the tibia. Before closing the incision the surgeon bends and rotates your knee, testing it to ensure proper function. The surgery lasts about two hours. The patient is on the feet within 24 hours of the surgery and walks to the washroom with the help of a walker. During the 5 days of stay at the hospital the patient is made to walk more and more under the guidance of the physiotherapy team.
Dr Shwetabh Malik head the Orthopaedic Department at Siddh Hospital and performs all kinds of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries. Dr Malik has trained in all kinds of orthopaedic surgeries including Arthroscopic Surgeries and has excellent results in cases of Joint Replacement. Patients from all parts of the country come to Siddh Hospital for our Advanced Joint Replacement Programme.
The cost of Total Knee Replacement Surgery using an FDA approved imported implant would be Rs. 1.5 – 1.8 Lacs. The hospital stay for this surgery is 5 days. The patient is put on a rehab programme within one day of the surgery while still being hospitalized. The rehab programme has to continue for a period of 2-3 months after the surgery to get maximum benefits from the surgery. Metal implants are now not used and ceramic implants are popular which are compatible with investigations like MRI and also do not cause problems with Metal Detectors at Malls and Airports. For query please whatsapp at +91-6396852220 or email at email@example.com