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Paras Hospitals

Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedist
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No C-1 Block, Sushant Lok- Phase I, Sector-43
Gurgaon, Haryana - 122002
Details for Dr. Deepak Thakur
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences
Sardar Patel University
MS - Orthopaedics
University Of Seychelles,american Institute Of Medicine
M. Ch. (Ortho)
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  • MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, M. Ch. (Ortho)
    Orthopedist, Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon
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  • M. Ch. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
    Knee replacement is a procedure where the weight-carrying surfaces of knee joint are replaced surgically to ease the pain or any disability. People suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis undergo knee replacement. All these conditions revolve around stiffness and painful knee. This surgery is usually performed on people aged over 50.

    Surgery types
    Knee replacement is mainly of two main types:
    1. Total knee replacement where both the sides of knee joints are replaced
    2. Partial knee replacement where only single side of the joint is replaced

    In case of partial knee replacement with minimal invasion, a smaller incision, which is 3 to 5 inches, is required. This leads to minimal tissue damage and the surgeon can work between the fibres of the quadriceps muscles. Here, an incision through the tendon is not required. This may result in less pain, recovery time is reduced, and motion is better as scar tissue formation is less.

    In total knee replacement, four steps are performed:
    1. Removal of damaged cartilage surfaces, which is at the ends of the femur and tibia, with a small quantity of underlying bone.
    2. Replacement with metal components, which help as a recreated surface of the joint
    3. Incision of knee cap with a resurface made of a plastic button, which is optional based on the case
    4. Insertion of a medical grade plastic spacer amid the metal components. This creates an effortless gliding surface.

    After general or spinal anaesthesia, an incision of 8-12 inches is made in the front part of the knee. Joint part which is damaged is removed from the surface of the bones. The surfaces are then formed in a way to hold a metal or plastic artificial joint. The thigh bone shin as well as knee cap is attached to the artificial joint with either cement or a special material.

    After effects of the procedure
    After the surgery, patients may stay in a hospital for three to five days. Post surgery, notable improvement can be seen after a month or later. The patient is gradually relieved from pain with the construction of new gliding surface during surgery.

    There will be slow progress in the movement. In the beginning, one may walk with a support of parallel bars and then with the help of crutches, walker, or cane. After full recovery in about six weeks, people can enjoy normal activities except running or jumping.

    Presently, over 90% of total knee replacements function well even after 15 years of surgery. Hence, knee problem is no problem at all!
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  • M. Ch. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
    Arthritis is a very painful disease. It restricts you from doing a lot of the activities you would love to engage in. However, there are steps you could take to reduce the chances of it happening to you. Here are some tips, which help you in preventing Arthritis:
    1. Take Omega-3 fatty acids
    Research proves that the regular consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids, present in fish, result in decreased risks of rheumatoid arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are also found in foods such as olive oil and walnuts.

    2. Take Vitamins and olive oil
    Vitamins are crucial, especially A, C and D. Vitamin A can be found in carrots. vitamin D can yet again be found in fish while vitamin C can be found in strawberries, mangoes, pineapples and oranges. Olive oil is also useful because it contains polyphenols which reduce the chances of developing arthritis.

    3. Eat ginger and broccoli
    Ginger and broccoli are two of the most therapeutic foods for various reasons and the chances of getting arthritis are also proven to reduce due to these foods.

    4. Avoid injury
    Although this is very hard to do sometimes, avoiding injuries do reduce your chances of getting arthritis.

    5. Control your weight
    This is very important, especially for your knees. It has been proven by researchers at John Hopkins University that if you are 10 kg overweight, then 30 to 60 extra kilograms of weight fall on your knees.

    6. Exercise
    Strengthening your muscles around your joint decreases the pressure on the joint. If there is less pressure on the joint, then the chances of arthritis are reduced. The best way to decrease pressure on the joint and strengthen your muscles is to exercise.
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  • M. Ch. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
    Here are some tips on knee replacement surgery
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  • M. Ch. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
    Computer navigated knee replacement: A fusion of technology with human skill for Uncompromised Accuracy

    Taking knee replacement surgery to the next level

    When the world is driven by technology, can we as surgeons can be far behind?

    Let's see what does technology has to offer to a knee replacement surgeon?

    Precise alignment and balancing of the new knee implants is imperative for its long time survival - that's where technology kicks in. The computer helps us to accurately define the axis and the angles so that your new knee fits well and is placed within millimeters of defined scientific parameters. It reduces the chances of human error towards the placement of the new knee implants. If the implants are not aligned well it leads to pain, poor function and early loosening and failure of the surgery. This technology has lead to an improvement in the precision factor of the surgery and made the results more predictable and reproducible.

    How is it different from the conventional/regular knee replacement surgery and what advantages can you derive from the procedure?

    A number of benefits can be derived from computer navigated knee replacement surgery such as:

    1. It enables us to make smaller incisions with minimal soft tissue dissection occurring as well. As a consequence, there's greater protection of your quadriceps tendon and muscle during the procedure which helps in early rehabilitation.

    2. Bone cuts are more precise in nature as well as are reproduced in a highly clear manner imparting greater accuracy and fit of the implant.

    3. In a computer navigated knee replacement the ligament balancing is done in a highly precise manner which ensures the longevity of the new knee.

    4. It eliminates the need to place a rod inside the intramedullary bone canal of the thigh bone, thereby, decreasing chances of postoperative bleeding and embolism.

    5. In complex cases involving deformity of the thigh or leg bones due to previous fracture, excessive bowing, and trauma implants such as plate and screws in situ, traditional alignments systems are difficult to use. In these cases, computer navigated knee surgery is the most preferred method as all these doesn't pose any challenge.

    The outcome is a better performance of the replaced knee, both short and long-term in nature.

  • M. Ch. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
    Myths about Total Knee Replacement

    Myth#1 - Knee replacement is a surgery for old people. “I’m too young for a knee replacement.”
    Fact - Candidacy for a knee replacement is not based on age, but on the person’s level of pain and immobility. Living with a painful joint that prohibits you from working or participating in normal life activities is an outdated way of thinking. Age is not necessarily a limiting factor. Often times, a patient is actually fearful about the uncertainty of surgery. Once they are able to resume many of the activities they enjoyed before the surgery, with increased mobility and with less pain, they are very happy they had the surgery. The quality of life one achieves by living without knee pain is priceless.

    Myth#2 - “I should wait as long as possible to undergo knee replacement surgery”
    Fact - You don't need to suffer by waiting until the pain is intolerable. The longer life of joint replacements enables people to consider surgery earlier and at a younger age. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that continues to damage the joint and delaying surgery makes both surgery and return to activity more difficult. Delaying surgery lowers a patients’ quality of life not only before the operation, but even for up to two years following surgery.

    Myth#3 - “I should continue with medications as long as possible”
    Fact - Medicines including painkillers just give symptomatic relief for a temporary duration and prolonged usage is riddled with serious side effects such as renal failure, peptic ulceration etc. All these medicines are NOT curable.

    Myth#4 - Alternative therapies such as acupressure, ozone treatment, massage beds, oils, laser therapy, magnetic therapy; braces will cure my advanced arthritis and knee pain.
    Fact - Till date there is NO cure for advanced knee arthritis and these alternate therapies are not backed by established scientific data. All these modalities give temporary pain relief in early to moderate arthritis for some duration only and are NOT curative. Often times, a patient who is actually fearful about the uncertainty of surgery lands up trying these in order to avoid surgery.

    Myth#5 - After a knee replacement, it takes months to recover.
    Fact - Depending on the activity, most patients who undergo knee replacement are able to perform routine tasks within a few weeks. A return to rigorous activity takes only a few months. One becomes independent for himself before discharge from hospital. There’s no prolonged best rest required after the surgery.

    Myth#6 - After knee replacement, I’ll have to give up some activities and sports.
    Fact - You have a high probability of getting back to activities like brisk walking or cycling in 6 to 12 weeks. It will take a bit longer to return to more rigorous activities and contact sports. Squatting and sitting cross legged though possible but at best should be kept to minimal.

    Myth#7 - Knee replacement surgery leaves a large scar that is noticeable.
    Fact - Scarring is minimal compared to traditional surgery. In fact, the scar is typically only 3 to 5 inches long. As time passes, the scar will fade and become less noticeable.

    Myth#8 - Knee replacement is a very painful surgery. There is lots of pain in post operative period.
    Fact - With modern day pain management such as in a multimodal approach, ensures that the patient does not feel any pain in post op period and has a smooth recovery.

    Myth#9 - Knee replacement is done one at a time.
    Fact - Both the knees can be operated at the same time if the patient does not have significant co morbidities and is deemed fit to undergo the procedure by the doctor.

    Myth#10 - The new knee lasts for 5-6 yrs. only.
    Fact - With modern day precision including computer assisted knee replacement and advancement in biomaterials, the survivorship has increased considerably. Today's joint replacements last 25 years or longer and, for most people, will last a lifetime.

    Myth#11 - Knee replacement cannot be done a second time.
    Fact - Knee replacement can be done multiple times what is called as a revision joint replacement surgery with good survivorship.

    Myth#12 - “I am obese, I cannot undergo Knee replacement surgery.”
    Fact - Knee replacement can be successfully done in an obese patient though the recovery is somewhat prolonged and might require additional implants. However, patients who are morbidly obese and have restricted mobility primarily due to obesity are better off after a bariatric procedure.

    Myth#13 “I have diabetes or hypertension or heart ailment, so I cannot undergo Knee replacement surgery.”
    Fact - diabetes hypertension or heart.

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