What is Knee Replacement?
Knee Replacement/Knee arthroplasty is done to replace the knee joint with implants and restore the normal joint function of the knees which can be damaged due to direct or indirect injuries and may be due to disease or conditions like osteoarthritis. Based on the patient condition, the following are the types of Knee Replacement surgeries available:
What are the advantages of Knee Replacement?
The advantages of Knee Replacement are the following:
What are the indications of Knee Replacement?
Knee Replacement is only considered when there are any of the following conditions:
What is the preparation for Knee Replacement?
Before undergoing this surgery your doctor may advise you to follow some instructions.
What are the steps involved in Knee Replacement?
The procedure for Knee Replacement involves the following steps:
What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Knee Replacement?
Suitable rehabilitation and care must be taken after the surgery to facilitate a faster and successful recovery:
Who can perform Knee Replacement [Right specialist type for Knee replacement]?
Knee Replacement is performed by an Orthopedic surgeon or a surgeon who is well experienced in Knee Replacement surgeries.
What is the cost of Knee Replacement?
The expenses for Knee Replacement may vary according to the following factors:
The minimum expenses in Delhi start from Rs.1,05,000
The average charges in Delhi are Rs.2,95,314 approximately
The maximum cost in Delhi can be up to Rs.5,30,000
Is Knee Replacement a major surgery or minor surgery?
Knee Replacement is major surgery as it involves the replacement of the damaged knee with the artificial implants.
What is the eligibility criteria for Knee Replacement?
Knee replacement is mainly indicated to individuals with conditions like:
What is the ineligibility criteria for Knee Replacement?
Knee Replacement Surgery is not recommended for:
What are the risks and complications associated with Knee Replacement?
There are few risks and complications involved in the Knee Replacement surgery and few of them are the following:
How long does it take to complete Knee Replacement?
The surgery can take up to 1-3 hours to complete and more than usual, depending on patient condition.
What is the recovery time?
Individuals can recover to do their daily activities within 6 months to 1 year.
What is the success rate of Knee Replacement?
Over 95% of Knee Replacements succeed with high patient satisfaction.
Is Knee Replacement painful?
Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under anesthesia.
Is Knee Replacement Permanent?
The damaged bones and knee caps would be replaced with implants permanently to restore the normal function of the knee.
What are the long-term results of Knee Replacement?
The following are the long term goal for individuals who had undergone Knee Replacement surgery:
Can Knee Replacement be detected in the future?
Yes, Knee Replacement can be detected in the future.
What are the options if Knee Replacement fails?
A revision surgery or a second Knee Replacement surgery may be required as per the doctor advice.
What are the alternatives for Knee Replacement?
Some of the alternative treatments for knee pain are the following:
Please, consult your doctor immediately if there is severe and persistent pain for better treatment advice.