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Joint Replacement: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Joints are those parts of the body where the bones of our body meet. Joints make it possible for human being to move. The different joints that are present in our body are the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee joints. Many people all over the world are afflicted by joint pain and in most cases, the pain is addressed with the help of lifestyle changes and some medicines. However, joint replacement surgery is required in some critical cases. The most common cause of joint pain is arthritis, which occurs when there is inflammation in the joints. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common forms of arthritis.

Some of the other causes of joint pain include gout, lupus, infectious diseases like mumps and influenza, cancer, osteoporosis, rickets, infection of a bone or even overuse of a joint. The cartilage is a connective tissue and normal wear and tear of this tissue can cause osteoarthritis. Arthritis generally occurs when there is some damage to the cartilages. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and it occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the tissues of the body.

Parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed in a joint replacement therapy. Some of the reasons that may warrant a joint replacement surgery are arthritis, excessive use of a joint or any disease. This is a process where the removed joint is replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed in such a manner so that it can perform the functions of a healthy and normal joint.

How is the treatment done?

The joint replacement surgery is generally performed at an hospital or outpatient surgery center and it generally takes a few hours. The damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the joint and then replaced with prosthetic components made of ceramic, metal or plastic. The prosthesis replaces the damaged joint and helps to perform most of the functions that could have been done with an actual joint. For example, in hip replacement surgery, the damaged ball or the upper end of the femur is replaced with a metal ball. This metal ball is attached to a metal stem that is fitted into the femur bone. Finally, a plastic socket is inserted into the pelvis to replace the damaged socket.

The three most common types of joint replacement therapy are hip replacement, knee replacement and shoulder replacement. In hip replacement surgery, the socket and ball where cartilage and bone have been lost are treated and an artificial ball and socket are inserted into the healthy bone. Knee replacement surgery and shoulder replacement surgery are generally done to treat end-stage arthritis

It is possible to replace even ankle and finger joints if the need arises. Installing an artificial joint greatly reduces the pain that a patient may have been experiencing and also helps to revive some mobility in the treated joint. Research has shown that obese and overweight people are more likely to require a joint replacement surgery compared to a person of normal weight.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

A person suffering from joint pain will first be recommended nonsurgical treatments like medications, physical therapy and lifestyle changes. A person, whose joint pain cannot be addressed by resorting to these non-surgical treatments, is eligible for joint replacement surgery. A doctor can recommend use of walking aids, medications like analgesics and immunosupressants, physical therapy and an exercise program to deal with joint pain. A person becomes eligible for this treatment only after the non-surgical therapies have failed.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

A joint replacement surgery is basically the last resort for a person suffering from joint pain. A doctor usually recommends non-surgical treatments like use of medicines, making some lifestyle changes, exercising and may also advice a person to get massages or to undertake some other physical therapy. If a person gets relief or his condition is managed with the help of these non-surgical methods, he/she is not eligible for joint replacement surgery.

Are there any side effects?

A joint replacement surgery can have a number of side effects. They can be infection, blood clots in the deep veins of the legs that may cause pain and swelling, pulmonary embolism that may result in one or more arteries in the lungs getting blocked by a blood clot and damage to the nerves and other tissues. Other side-effects may include bone fracture, dislocation of bones, bleeding and wound haematoma and pain.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

A person who has undergone a joint replacement surgery should voluntarily lead an active life. This will help the artificial joint to respond better and also be beneficial for you in the long run. It is to be kept in mind that rehabilitation and recovery will vary from person to person. As the surrounding muscles of the replaced joint get weak due to inactivity, the patient may feel some pain. Thus doctors will recommend some exercises to deal with it. A person may start to walk the very day of undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery. However, he might need to take the help of a walker or crutches. A shoulder replacement surgery will require the patient to do some gentle, range-of-motion exercises.

How long does it take to recover?

The time required to recover from a joint replacement surgery will vary from person to person. A person generally has to stay in the hospital for a few days. A person can stand or walk with the help of walker or crutches on the day of the surgery itself in case of hip or knee replacement surgeries. It generally takes about 6 weeks to resume normal activities. However, recovering fully from a joint replacement surgery may take a year.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost of knee replacement surgery can vary according to the city or hospital where the treatment is being done. Knee replacement surgery can cost between Rs 4 lakhs – 6 lakhs while hospitals in Gujarat do not cost more than Rs 4 lakh. A hip replacement therapy costs something around Rs 4 lakhs.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

A joint replacement therapy helps to replace a worn out or damaged joint. An artificial prosthesis is installed that helps to reduce the pain and to restore some of the mobility of the affected joint. An artificial joint may help a person to lead a normal life. However, a young person may have to undergo a joint replacement surgery as they may get affected with rheumatoid arthritis at an early age. That person might have to get his/her artificial joint replaced as the previous one can undergo wear and tear due to continuous use over a long period of time.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

In recent times, doctors are trying to use stem-cell therapy as an alternative to knee replacement surgery. Other alternatives to knee replacement surgery include arthroscopic washout and debridement, osteotomy, autologous chondrocyte therapy and microfracture. However, other joint replacement surgeries are done only after non-surgical methods have been tried and they have not provided the intended results. So there are no alternative treatments to joint placement surgery (except knee).

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Knee Replacement - Is Second Surgery Actually Required?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, M S Ortho, DNB (Orthopaedics)
Orthopedist, Chandigarh
Knee Replacement - Is Second Surgery Actually Required?

Of all the joints in the body, the knees probably see the maximum wear and tear. In cases of severe osteoarthritis, or injuries which destroy the knee joint, a total knee replacement surgery may be advised. This procedure involves the replacement of diseased cartilage and bone in the knees with artificial materials.

In cases of osteoarthritis and other such degenerative conditions, this procedure is performed only when the adjacent joints such as the hips are strong and healthy. Before the procedure, you may be advised to discontinue any blood thinning and anti-inflammatory medication. Your doctor will also conduct blood and urine tests to check for signs of anaemia, abnormal metabolism and infections. You may also be asked to lose weight if you are on the heavier side to reduce the pressure on your knees.

A total knee replacement surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia. The lower end of the femur bone or thigh bone and the upper end of the tibia or calf bone are removed and replaced with a metal shell and plastic piece respectively. In some cases, a plastic ‘button’ may also be placed on the surface of the knee cap. If the posterior cruciate ligament in intact it is left as is or it is replaced by a polyethene post to stabilise the joint and prevent the calf from slipping backwards.

In most cases, a patient is discharged after 3-5 days of hospitalisation following the surgery. Post-surgery, it takes about a month for the patient to experience notable improvements. For optimal results, total knee surgery must be followed by physiotherapy and regular exercise. This helps prevent scarring and keeps the muscles strong enough to maintain joint stability. Exercising can also reduce recovery time. However, not all exercises are advisable. Avoid running, jumping, climbing stairs and contact sports which have a high risk of knee injury. Swimming is highly encouraged as it boosts endurance and muscle strength without putting any pressure on the joint.

In some cases, a second surgery may be required in cases of total knee replacement to fix fractures, loosening or complications of the artificial joint. As with any other surgical procedure, a total knee replacement surgery also has risks. Some of these are:

  1. Formation of blood clots that can cause shortness of breath, chest pain and shock
  2. Urinary tract infection
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Knee pain and stiffness
  5. Nerve damage
  6. Internal bleeding in the knee
  7. Increased risk of infections

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Functional & Stable Joint Replacement!

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Bathinda
Functional & Stable Joint Replacement!

Joint pains can be a cluttered affair and believe it or not 9 out of the 10 cases have to live with the pain despite all the treatment options aiming to reduce the agony. There may be several instances where you might be coming across the term “joint replacement surgery”. No, no need to panic! We are not living in the 1960’s anymore. We are living in the age of cut throat medical innovations that is actually hard to keep up. To sum up in a layman’s turn joint replacements have become as easy as dressing a wound. 90% of the cases are carried out within few hours and the patient is required to stay not more than a day or two at the hospital. the patients no longer have to dedicate a part of our lives for the recovery. Let us have an in-depth look at it.

One shouldn't wait for the condition of knee joints to get worse and visit a well-known orthopaedic and go ahead for the procedure. Since, it involves the portion of your knee cartilage or a portion of the joint being scrapped/cut to pave way for the artificial joint parts to be attached getting the best treatment is a must. So, make no mistakes!

Knee replacement has always been a complex procedure but with the advancements in the field, the process has become much more simple and easy. Discuss the procedure in detail with your doctor and also ensure that you choose a clinic with a good reputation for such a course of action. Joint replacements in today's time last much longer and with proper maintenance and care, they can in some cases, last for a life time.


Once you have decided to go for the treatment get a detailed list of activities that can be carried out for a speedy recovery. Usually, these would involve medications and physiotherapy exercises. Also, the recovery period is minimal and once completely cured, you can get back to normal day to day activities. Do note that you go in for an authentic and established replacement center and avoid falling prey to the fly by wire clinics that have mushroomed in every street corner. Also, ensure that you choose the procedure that fits your budget and insurance plan.

Joint replacement procedures usually do not require any maintenance and if needed you might have to go for regular checkups to make sure that the joints carry on well. Choose the best clinic for the replacements and live a healthy and fruitful life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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Knee Joint Replacement Surgery!

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Knee Joint Replacement Surgery!

Knee is a hinge joint where the lower leg bone tibia meets the thigh bone femur. During osteoarthritis, cartilage or ligament defects and degenerative arthritis, knee replacement surgery is recommended worldwide to get relief from extreme pain. Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure, in which the affected knee joint is replaced with synthetic material. The most likely candidates for total knee replacement are the patients with severe destruction of the knee joint coupled with progressive pain and impaired function.

Modern technological advances have made computer assisted knee replacement surgery extremely popular around the globe. In this surgery, the surgeon is assisted by a computer to remove the optimum amount and angle of the bone, which otherwise is done by inspecting manually. This is an excellent example of surgery through a small incision and it eliminates the chances of human error. A perfect alignment and balance is achieved and hence longevity is also increased to 20 - 30 years. Knee replacement surgery is also specific to gender as the anatomy of male and female patients is different.

There are many types of knee replacements, most common being the Total Knee Replacement or Total Knee Arthroplasty. In addition, there is a partial knee replacement, bilateral knee replacement, revision knee replacement and knee arthroscopy.

In knee replacement surgery, the worn out surfaces of joints of knee are replaced with artificial implant of plastic and metal. The lower end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The upper end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a channeled plastic implant with a metal stem. A plastic ball is also added under the kneecap depending on its condition. These artificial components are commonly referred as prosthesis. The design of these highly flexible implants replicate knee, with the rotating knee replacement implants assist in backward and forward swing of the legs.


Patients whose knee joints have been damaged by either trauma or progressive arthritis should consider total knee replacement surgery. Post-surgical hospital stay after knee joint replacement is usually three to five days. The surgery has a very high success rate and shows dramatic improvement after a month. This improvement is most notable one month or more after surgery. The pain caused by the damaged joint is reduced significantly when the new gliding surface is constructed during surgery. Initially, patient will walk with the help of a walking aid until the knee is able to support full body weight. After six weeks, patient can walk comfortably with minimal assistance. Patients with artificial joints are prescribed to take antibiotics during the course of any elective invasive procedures including dental work. Physiotherapy is an essential part of rehabilitation and it will increase the muscle strength and patient can enjoy most activities, except running and jumping. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.

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Is Knee Replacement Viable Option For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Chennai

You may have reached a ripe age with all the worldly knowledge at your disposal to share with the world. You may have reached a stage where you no longer feel like a learner in important areas of life and could easily be someone who has the experiences and the expertise to help people out in times of their trouble.

However, you may also be at a juncture where your knees in particular may not be your best friends anymore. You may be facing a lot of joint issues and the knees may be a pair of joints that give you immense pain and discomfort when you climb stairs, walk some distance or even just stand or sit. It is very likely that you may be suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and may experience unbearable pain in a lot of joints of the body.

Though when you are afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis, you feel pain in more than one joints, but the knees are the worst affected areas in most cases and a lot of patients are advised to undergo a knee replacement surgery to be able to control the pain. There may be a lot of debates and doubts about whether a person suffering from RA should go under the knife to experience a new life after the surgery.

Some may not agree:
Just as all things have two sides to them, there are those who may be in favour of a knee replacement surgery and those who may not suggest taking the surgery. The reasons why a lot of experts may not favour the surgery include reasons such as the recovery period may take too long, though the surgery may be carried out for the knee joints, it may not be able to help in bringing down the pain in the other joints and arguments such as the replacement surgery may not be absolutely successful all the time.

Here is why you should get it:
Though the patients may have to go through pain in getting a set of new knee joints, there are a lot of reasons that help the patients in taking up the resolve to get the surgery done. Here are a few reasons why it may be the thing to do:

  1. The surgery help you get back in time when you were able to lead a life free of pain in the knees. While the other joints may experience pain when you suffer from RA, the pain in the knees comes across as the most painful and when that is tackled, more than half the battle is won.
  2. While it may be easy to tackle the pain in the other joints through simple physio exercises, it is difficult to manage the knee joint pain and a surgery may be the ultimate relief for the problem.
  3. When a major pain region such as the knee is tackled, it becomes simpler to handle the other joints and the problem of RA may be resolved entirely.

With such advantages from the surgery, it may make sense to a lot of people to get over with the procedure and experience a better quality of life.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Knee Replacement - Is It For You or Not?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Shoulder & Knee
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Knee Replacement - Is It For You or Not?

Knee injuries are the most complex injuries of bone and cartilages. A direct hit can lead to this situation. You may get this injury while doing your daily activities. An activity as simple as walking or a deadly accident can lead to this injury. You never know, when you are left with a damaged knee. In critical cases, you are advised to undertake a joint replacement surgery. According to latest studies, doctors replace more than a million knees or hips in a year in the United States. It is a life-changing procedure. But you need to know whether you are the right candidate or not? Follow the below-mentioned points to get a clear picture:

Reasons to replace your knee

  1. Pain and stiffness: If it hurts you a lot while you are walking or trying to climb stairs, it may be an indication of having a new joint. It has to be also noted that whether the pain is long-term. You know that you need a new joint when there is pain for at least 6 months.
  2. Your injured knee hampers your daily life: It is not the only pain that might be a cause of worry. Your injured knee can hurt your entire life. It will limit your daily activities, hampering your office work and personal life. It will upset you and drive you towards depression. To get rid of all these issues, you can opt for a knee replacement surgery.
  3. Bone damage: Before taking up the surgery, you must consult your doctor. He or she will ask you to conduct X-rays and other imaging tests first. The reports will clarify whether or not you require a surgery. The reports will show that whether you are suffering from osteoarthritis or other conditions.
  4. Deformity: The surgery is needed when your knee gets severely swollen and looks deformed.

When joint replacement may not help?
There are a number of situations when the joint replacement may not help. These are as follows:
If there is any infection in the body, you cannot take up this surgery. If you have suffered from a heart attack, stroke, diabetes or any related issues, then you will have complications at the time of surgery. It is also advisable to get rid of the extra kilos, if you are obese to get the best results. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopaedics.

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Popular Questions & Answers

Dear sir, wanted to Know About Knee Replacement procedure and cost. Also wanted to check if your Hospital are having Zirconium Implants of Zimmer and Computer assisted Knee Replacement.

MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Noida
Acupuncture Cure Knee Joint Pain Avoid Knee Joint Replacement Surgery If you suffer from knee pain, you should know that recent studies support the relief of osteoarthritis symptoms via acupuncture. In fact, in one Scandinavian study, 25% of patients cancelled their plans for knee surgery after they received acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles into the skin in order to regulate and balance the flow of “chi” (life force) throughout the body, has been gaining increasing acceptance internationally as an effective treatment for a broad range of conditions, including knee pain. Acupuncture is painless. It will likely take many sessions before you see a true, lasting difference. The reduction of pain is its best use. During the past year I've seen several patients after total joint replacement surgery. Acupuncture helped relieve pain and assisted their progress towards regaining strength and range of motion through better performance during physical therapy sessions. There were no cases of infections and the scars healed well.

My mom fell and her hip joint got displaced/broken, can you please tell if she needs surgery or not if yes how much will it cost.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Indore
If bone has been broken then go for surgery and only dislocation is there then conservative tretment.

My mother is 76 year old and facing sever knee pain. It was under control for so many years and a month ago it suddenly shoot up and on consulting a ortho surgeon, he is suggesting a complete knee replacement surgery. However my mother is aged and afraid of surgery. Is there any alternative treatment for this ailment. Kindly suggest.

Diploma In Physiotherapy, PGCR, Diploma in Sports Medicine
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user Your is suffering from osteoarthritis knee at this age I don't advise you knee replacement. Contarast bath like 3 min. Of hot water and 2 min. Ice cold water do it for 30 min. After she has to do some knee exercise. Like quadriceps exercise and hamstring exercise if you know good or you can consult physiotherapists near by you.
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I am 78 and have a problem with my right knee. I can not afford a joint replacement. My both legs have developed black spots with severe itching. Blood tests are fine. Is there any cheaper solution? 8 years ago I had taken the magnetic treatment Cytotron but this too was not o much help. I am on thyronorm 100 mcg, Plavix and Ecosprin 75, I am allergic to egg and fish.

M.P.T. (Neuro), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
Sir you should avoid squatting and cross leg sitting start hot saline fomentation followed by volini gel and knee exercises for detailed information about exercises please refer my health tips. Double stem cell treatment is low cost and very effective in your case. For more information please contact me.

I have joint pain my age is 60 years I have also sugar bo and done by pass surgery 6 years back we heard about sex therapy for joint pain it is useful or what is result of therapy or joint replacement is best pl guide us.

M.P.T. (Neuro), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Lucknow
Dear sir it is osteoarthritis of knees For this you should avoid squatting and cross leg sitting. Start hot saline fomentation followed by volini gel and knee exercises. For detailed information about exercises please refer my health tips or consult with me on private consultation.

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Joint Replacement Surgery
Mai Dr Suhas Shah Orthopaedic Surgeon hoon, mera hospital hai Ashwini accident Hospital Mumbai mein. Mere hospital mein sabhi accident patient ko treatment milti hai, aur mai russian surgery specialist bhi hoon. Mai Global Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, aur Raheja Hospital mein attach hoon, meri hospital ki speciality hai ki yeh hospital mein total orthopaedic care under one roof is available. Mai spine surgery karta hoon, joint replacement surgery karta hoon, total knee joint replacement surgery yahan hoti hai and even hip joint replacement surgery is done, arthroscopy is done and all trauma care is available under one roof in one hospital. I am attached to jaslok, Raheja and global hospital also, I am attached to Corporation Bandra Bawa Hospital also and I am head of department there. I am a post graduate teacher and DNB teacher, students are trained under me, I am a examiner for DNB post graduation also, aur mere hospital mein sabhi suvidha deluxe room, semi special room and general ward is available, you can avail all these facilities with a very reasonable rate, you are welcome to our visit to our centre. Aapko agar mujhe contact karna hai toh aap lybrate.com se contact kar sakte hain, ya meri appointment lybrate.com se book kar sakte ho.
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Knee Replacement
Benefits of Knee Replacement

Hello, friends, I am Dr. Gaurav Khera I am a consultant orthopedic surgeon joint replacements and spine. Today I will be talking to you about total knee replacement. Knee replacement is the most common surgery which is being done these days it is also a surgery which has got a lot of bad name to it because of a few complications that are associated a few myths which are associated. I'd like to clear all those out today.

Before I start talking about knee replacements I would like to tell you something about the anatomy of the knee joint. (Displaying knee model) now this is the knee joint knee joint is a type of a hinge joint, a modified hinge joint, it has three compartments, it has the middle or the inner compartment the lateral or the outer compartment and the patella femoral compartment. now what basically happens in osteoarthritis that is the reason why we do a total knee replacement is that the joint it starts to age or it starts to degenerate, and as the joint degenerates this blue coloured cartilage cover it starts to go away, as the cartilage cover goes the joint tries to recover from this degeneration process and in doing so in the repetitive process these osteophytes which are like bony specules they are formed, now these bony spicules as they are getting formed they start pinching into the surrounding tissues, surrounding tissue means the ligaments, basically 4 ligaments are in the joint 2 of which are inside and 2 of which are outside. the outside ones are the lateral and the middle collateral ligament and the inner other anterior and posterior cruciate ligament now the first ligament to get involved is the medial collateral ligament which is on the inner aspect of the knee joint and there is tightening of this ligament which takes place as the recommend gets tightened this middle compartment it starts to tighten up and there is further rubbing of these bones as these bones are out this blue cartilage it goes away and the bone gets exposed and the raw bone Easter surfaces they rub against each other causing severe excruciating pain.

The patients come to us then they complain of pain when they are going up and down stairs they complain of funny sounds which are coming, they complain of difficulty and squatting difficulty in cross leg sitting. so this is the reason why you get all these pains. now Osteoarthritis is not the only reason why were doing knee replacements. knee replacements are also being done father causes like hemophilia, septic arthritis, septic arthritis means infections. a few other causes like imposed tuberculosis, again its an infection. now there are two types of knee replacement surgeries which are being don,e one is the unicondyler knee replacement and one is the total knee replacement, a unicondyler knee replacement what we do is we change only the middle aspect of the joint or the inner aspect of the joint and in total knee replacement we change the entire joint. now changing of the joint does not mean that we remove the bone from the top and bottom and we just put in a new knee, basically were just changing the damage surface so this is the model of a knee replacement surgery.

Basically there seven cuts which is involved in a total knee replacement the main cut being the table cut and the other cuts are the femoral cuts now the femoral cuts are again you know the distal anterior posterior the chamfer the box so once these cuts are done this is how the femur of the knee joint looks like of the implant. this is then fitted onto these cuts with the help of a bone cement and on the tibia we put a tibial plate which is again fixed with a cement and then we put a insert. the size of the cuts and the amount of bone which is being cut is generally decided inter operatively. the types of implants which are being used are different, the types of implants vary we have patient-specific implantations we have computerized implantations you know in which we can do computerised cuts during the surgery and we have high flex knees we have normal needs so huge variety of things which are coming. now coming to rehabilitation process after the surgery the rehabilitation process for you as a patient is the most important, see normally the patient requires two to three months to recover after the knee replacement.

We make the patient walk after 24 to 48 hours .now the reason why we are making you walk so early is so that we can get your knee to start moving we can prevent complications like DVT and we can start your physiotherapy for muscle strengthening as soon as possible. your physiotherapy will continue for at least two months after the surgery and you will be able to lead a completely normal life that is hardly any activity which is going to be restricted after your surgery, you can go for your cycling you can go for your mountaineering you can go for your running you can go for your walks, we will only advise you not to be squatting and not to be cross leg sitting other than these you will be allowed to do all other activities. the complication rates of the surgery has come down tremendously. about 10 years back the complication rates were much higher now the complication rates have really come down that is because the most common complication is infection. now infection the methods which we are using in this surgery they are better antiseptic methods that we are using, there are better barriers which are there in the hospital, better antibiotics so infection rates have come down. the other thing is the failure of the implants there is a much better understanding of how the knees functioning, there is a much better understanding of what the soft tissue balancing is required. so all these complications have really come down so I would advise you that

If you are really suffering from a lot of knee problem if you re having to take a lot of painkillers if youre not being able to do your daily activity then you should get in touch with us and you start thinking of a knee replacement surgery. you can contact me and come and meet me at my clinic at dr Kheras wellness clinic, I am here everyday in the evening from 6 to 9. I am also available at Apollo spectra hospital, you can call text or video chat with me through Lybrate. Thank you.
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Total Knee Replacement
In total knee replacement, we replace the rollout cartilage with body friendly implant and bone and muscle remain as same. The total knee replacement is a simple procedure in which the patient remains admitted for 7 days in hospital. First day be thoroughly investigate the patient surgical fitness second day with generally operate the patient it usually takes 2 hours for both knees and next day of the surgery or third day we start physiotherapy. 4th and 5th day we make the patient walk sit and go for washroom and 7th day the patient goes home.

The patient leads a normal life in 3 to 4 days. It's about 96% successful rate in literature. Nowadays, it's about 99% success rate of the surgery. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis of knee joint, then you can contact me on lybrate.com and come at my clinic at SK orthopedic centre, Krishna Nagar. Thank you very much.

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