Many people suffer from knee joint pain and stiffness. The pain and stiffness in the knee joint may be as a result of severe arthritis condition in old age, prolonged abnormal posture, or repetitive motion. Not everybody would require surgery for treating knee pain. Many people find relief with conservative treatments. But in some people the knee joint may be worn-out to a great extent and the pain and stiffness may be so severe that the conservative treatments may not give much relief. In such cases, a bone and joint specialist may recommend a total or partial knee joint replacement surgery. A knee joint replacement surgery is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures. It is also known as knee arthroplasty. In a Knee joint replacement surgery the weight-bearing surface of the knee joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant or prosthesis in order to consequently relieve the patient from pain and disability.
A knee replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopedic procedures that is performed at many joint replacement and orthopedic hospitals worldwide. Many people who are in need of knee replacement surgery and they just keep postponing it due to one or more reasons. Some of the most common ones of such reasons are high cost of surgery, long waiting period, lack of technology and expertise in their home country. These problems which are faced by patients make them to go in search for high quality and affordable knee replacement surgery in other countries. Our network knee surgery hospitals in India offer a perfect solution for all these problems with their world-class infrastructure, experienced knee replacement specialists, excellent nursing care and affordable treatment packages. India has become one of the leading medical tourism destinations for high quality and affordable knee replacement surgery with no waiting time.
At first it would be a detailed consultation with a bone and joint specialist who will review your medical history. The specialist may ask for certain imaging tests like the X-Ray if required. If at all the specialist feels that you are a candidate for a knee replacement surgery then he/she may recommend certain medical (blood, urine, etc) investigations in order to assess your fitness for the surgery. If you are found fit for the surgery then you might be admitted in the hospital one day prior to the surgery.
In a knee joint replacement surgery you might be administered general anesthesia or you may be given spinal or epidural anesthesia. In a total knee replacement is a surgery as mentioned earlier, an affected knee joint is replaced with artificial implant or prosthesis that is made up of metal and plastic. During the surgery the end of femur or the thigh bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The end of the leg bone is also removed and replaced with a channeled plastic piece with a metal stem.
After the surgery, the hospital stay ranges from 3 to 5 days depending upon your health condition. You may be required to use walker or crutches for few days during the recovery period. You are also put on physiotherapy to resume movement. Complete recovery from the operation may take two to three months.
Like any other major surgery, a knee replacement surgery entails a few risks and complications. Even though the complication rate following total knee replacement has gone down to a great extent over years, some patients may face certain complications, such as a knee joint infection, blood Clots or thrombosis or DVT in the leg veins and joint dislocation. For all these things, your doctor will discuss with you about the prevention medication and aides that would be required.A Knee replacement surgery offers some great benefits like relief from joint pain, better mobility, rectification of deformity, improved leg strength, better quality of life and the capability to return to normal activities.
There are many reasons for so many people around the world to choose our network orthopedic hospitals in India for knee replacement surgery. Out of all such reasons the following are the most common reasons that make our network orthopedic hospitals in India the ultimate destination for knee surgery.
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