What is Knee Replacement?
Bone and joint damage due to age, calcium deficiency, diseases or conditions like osteoarthritis, will cause severe pain and discomfort in individuals. Knee replacement/Knee arthroplasty is done to replace the knee joint with implants and restore the normal joint function.
Based on the patient condition, the types of Knee Replacement surgeries available are:
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 surgery 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]?
A well experienced Orthopedic surgeon or a Surgeon who is well experienced in knee replacement surgeries can perform this surgery.
What is the cost of Knee Replacement?
The expenses for Knee Replacement may vary according to the following factors:
The minimum cost in Mumbai starts from Rs.50,000
The average charges in Mumbai are approximetely Rs.2,52,538.
The maximum amount to be paid in Mumbai can be up to Rs.6,00,000
Is Knee Replacement a major surgery or minor surgery?
Knee replacement is major surgery and is recommended only when other treatments and medications for treating the damaged knee joints and bones are no longer effective
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?
The Knee Replacement Surgery is not recommended for the
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?
Depending on patient condition, Knee Replacement surgery can take up to 1-3 hours to complete and longer sometimes.
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?
Knee Replacement is a permanent surgery.
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 future?
Yes, it 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's advice.
What are the alternatives for Knee Replacement?
Some of the alternative treatments for knee pain are the following: