Knee Replacement Surgery
Do you feel knee pain while walking, getting up from your chair, or standing up first in the morning after your sleep?
Have you tried all your medications, injections and therapies which do not seem to work?
If this is the case with you, it’s time to consider Knee Replacement Surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty!
Knee replacement in India is one of the most common orthopedic procedures done to give you better mobility and freedom from knee pain. It eases the severe arthritic pain and gives a new lease of life to your knee joints which makes your life easier and faster.
These days, knee replacements are also done with robotics. The surgery involves removal of the damaged knee and its replacement with an artificial knee joint made of metal, ceramic or plastic. The joint is artistically attached to the thigh bone, sheen, and kneecap with the help of acrylic cement.
Who needs a knee replacement surgery?
Age-related joint complications in which the cartilage providing the cushion between the knee and the bone joints wear out, are the major causes to opt for this surgery.
In addition, grade 4 osteoarthritis and its various types which are degenerative and inflammatory in nature also lead to joint issues necessitating knee replacement surgery.
Other reasons include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis attacking the knee
- Deformities like knock-knee or bowed knees
- Knee injuries leading to broken bone or torn ligaments
Frequently Asked Questions:
Knee replacement, also known as knee arthroplasty or total knee replacement, is a surgical procedure used to resurface an arthritis-damaged knee. Metal, ceramic and plastic components, or kneecaps are used as the implants.
People who usually have problems walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs need knee replacement surgery to relieve severe pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Risk and Complications of Knee Replacement Surgery:
- Blood clots
- Wounds and bleeding
The procedure for knee replacement surgery takes 1 to 3 hours.
You will need to make an appointment 6 weeks after the surgery to have your incision checked and to discuss about the physical activities to start with.