Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, can relieve pain and restore function in severely damaged knee joints. The procedure involves removing damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone, and kneecap and replacing it with a prosthesis made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics, and polymers.
The most common reason for knee replacement surgery is to relieve severe osteoarthritic pain. Patients who require knee replacement surgery frequently have difficulty walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. Some people experience knee pain even when they are at rest.
The cost of a knee replacement in India is significantly lower than any other European countries while the quality of the surgery is at par with global standards. The cost is heavily influenced by the patient's condition as well as the type of surgery performed. If you have any questions about knee replacement costs or the best Knee Joint Replacement surgery or knee replacement operation options in Delhi, please contact us at +91 8800015905. Our team of highly experienced surgeons has treated all types of orthopaedic conditions, including debilitating knee pain, and we can help diagnose your condition and advise you on the best type of treatment and the expected results.
A state-of-the-art Digital Orthopaedic Operating Suite is available at Aakash Healthcare's Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement Surgery department in Dwarka, Delhi. We provide comprehensive care for a variety of orthopaedic conditions, including knee, hip, and joint issues. The joint implants are planned pre-operatively for perfect size and positioning based on the patient's anatomy, thereby protecting their health. Our extensive range of services has earned us a place among the best hospitals in Delhi. We have elevated orthopaedic treatment to a world-class level by focusing on providing the highest level of patient care and professional expertise for early mobilisation.
Types of Knee Replacement Surgery:
- Total Knee Replacement Surgery( TKR) –
- Conventional Technique – The traditional method of knee replacement, also known as the conventional method, has been in use for many decades. The surgeon operates on the knee by making an 8 to 12 inch incision with standard tools and equipment. Many people have benefited from this surgery and are now able to live a normal life. Traditional surgery sparked a medical revolution and was widely accepted by the public. However, as a result of research and development in this field, new types of surgery have emerged to benefit patients in a more convenient and effective manner. These procedures are a step forward from the traditional method of knee replacement surgery. Essentially, these surgeries can be viewed as the roots of the same tree, with modern features serving as added benefits.
- Robotic method - Knee Replacement using Robotic technique is a step forward and a blessing for those who are suffering from knee problems. It has sparked new innovation and accelerated the growth of the Orthopaedics field. The surgeons can operate with the least amount of error. It has outperformed other methodologies and continues to do so. Before inserting the knee implant, the surgeon shapes the surrounding bone with handheld robotics. The surgeon uses a 3D representation of the knee profile to determine the size and position of the implant. Because it is possible to precisely target only the damaged bone, the results of this surgery are more accurate and reliable. It can help with both partial and total knee replacement.
- Partial Knee Replacement: Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty or unicondylar knee arthroplasty are other terms for partial knee replacement. Damaged cartilage and bone are removed and replaced only in one diseased portion of the knee during this surgery. This differs from a total knee replacement, in which the entire joint's bone and cartilage are replaced.
Partial knee replacement is appropriate for people who have arthritis in only one compartment (section) of the knee joint rather than the entire joint. It can also provide pain and stiffness relief in some people who have medical conditions that preclude them from having total knee replacement surgery.
Robotic partial knee replacement is a procedure similar to conventional partial knee replacement, but surgeons use a special robotic device called NAVIOplasty (NAVIO Robot) to make the surgery more precise and accurate.
Proper pre-surgery planning will ensure the perfect size and placement of the implant, and the surgeon will use a robotic arm to control certain aspects of the surgery for maximum precision and success with the help of computer guidance.
Advantages of Knee Replacement Surgery:
- A pain-free life
- Any deformities will be corrected.
- Knee inward/outward bending correction
Risk Factors of Knee Replacement Surgery:
Certain activities should be avoided following Total Knee Replacement Surgery. These are some examples:
- Sitting with one leg crossed
- Using an Indian toilet
- High-impact activities, such as sports, require a lot of physical effort.
Life after Knee Replacement Surgery:
Even after complete recovery, some activities are not recommended, and you should avoid sports that involve jerking, twisting, pulling, or running. Lower-impact activities such as hiking, gardening, swimming, and tennis will be easier for you.
Recovery at home:
- When you are getting dressed remember the following points:
- Putting on your pants while standing up. For more hip stability, sit in a chair or on the edge of your bed.
- Have devices to help you get dressed without bending too much, such as a reacher, a long-handled shoehorn, elastic shoelaces, and a sock aid.
- Always wear pants, socks, or underwear on the surgically repaired leg.
- When it's time to undress, start with the surgery side first.
- Points to remember while sitting at home:
- Avoid sitting in the same position for more than 45 to 60 minutes.
- Keep your feet and knees straight ahead, not bending inwards or outwards Your knees could be stretched out or bent as instructed by your therapist.
- Take a seat in a firm chair with a straight backrest and armrests. Avoid stools, sofas, soft chairs, rocking chairs, and very low chairs after surgery.
- To get up from a chair, first slide toward the edge and use the chair's arms, a walker, or crutches for support.
- Points to remember while walking:
- Use crutches or a walker until your doctor says it's safe to stop, which should be around 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. Only use a cane when instructed to do so.
- Put only a small amount of weight on your knee and stretch your knees as straight as you can while standing.
- When turning, take small steps.