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Dr. Shaival Chauhan

19 years experience overall
1000 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Shailendra Patil

17 years experience overall
1200 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Ayush Sharma

16 years experience overall
1500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Sachin Bhat

26 years experience overall
1200 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Prasad Chaudhari

26 years experience overall

Dr. Hitesh Kubadia

22 years experience overall
2000 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Lalit Panchal

35 years experience overall
2000 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Satyen Mehta

24 years experience overall

Dr. M T Khan

16 years experience overall
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Dr. Siddharth M. Shah

17 years experience overall
2000 Consultation fee at clinic

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Knee Replacement in Mumbai

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  1. Complex or revision Knee Replacement
  2. Partial Knee Replacement (unicompartmental)
  3. Total Knee Replacement
  4. Patellofemoral arthroplasty or Kneecap Replacement

What are the advantages of Knee Replacement?

The advantages of Knee Replacement are the following:

  1. Implants which may last 20 years or more.
  2. Patient support to do daily activities without any severe pain.Improved quality of life of patients.
  3. Improved movement of the knee Return to normal daily activities within 6 months or 1 year.
  4. Relief from the severe knee pain

What are the indications of Knee Replacement?

Knee Replacement is only considered when there are any of the following conditions:

  1. Individuals between the age group of 50 to 80 years 
  2. Damaged/deformed knee joints
  3. Joint stiffness and unable to move your knees
  4. Severe joint pain which can affect your sleep and make you restless
  5. Severe pain, swollen and stiff knee joints
  6. Arthritis

What is the preparation for Knee Replacement?

Before undergoing this surgery your doctor may advise you to follow some instructions:

  1. Inform your doctor about any of the medications you are using currently.
  2. Complete knee bones and joint evaluation with MRI, X-rays, etc.
  3. Your doctor may instruct you the diet that you should be taking before and after surgery. 
  4. Fasting may be required before the surgery.

What are the steps involved in Knee Replacement?

The surgery for Knee Replacement involves the following steps:

  1. An anesthetic is given before starting the surgery.
  2. A catheter may be inserted for passing urine.
  3. Vitals like heart rate, oxygen levels, blood pressure will be monitored by your anesthesiologist.
  4. An antiseptic solution will be used to clean the surgical site.
  5. An incision is made in the knee area and the damaged knee joint will be trimmed, replaced with a suitable implant.
  6. Stitches or surgical staples may be used to close the incision.
  7. A drain may be inserted at the incision site to remove the fluid which builds up.

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:

  1. Blood thinners may be given to avoid blood clots.
  2. Exercises are recommended by your physical therapist to improve, strengthen knee movement and reduce swelling.
  3. Your doctor may prescribe medications that help in relieving pain like opioids, local anesthetics or NSAIDs.
  4. Use handrails, crutches, walker until the strength of the knee is regained. You may have to stay in the hospital for a week.
  5. Instructions regarding medication use, nutrition, exercise program, discharge equipment, follow-up appointments, etc. will be given by your doctor.

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:

  1. Doctor's fee
  2. Hospital charges
  3. Medical condition
  4. Type of implants/consumables
  5. Type of Knee Replacement Surgery suggested (Unilateral/Bilateral)
  6. Recommended lab tests

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:

  1. Avascular Necrosis
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis
  3. Osteoarthritis
  4. Deformed knee joints
  5. Knee injury
  6. Gout
  7. Pain and loss of cartilage in knees
  8. Unusual bone growth or Bone dysplasia

What is the ineligibility criteria for Knee Replacement?

The Knee Replacement Surgery is not recommended for the 

  1. Overweight or obese individuals 
  2. Individuals with cognitive problems
  3. Current health issues and other diseases which may complicate the surgery. 
  4. Osteoarthritis that can be treated with suitable medications.
  5. Individuals who lack physical strength

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:

  1. Nerve damage
  2. Bleeding and clots
  3. Severe pain in the knee region
  4. Swelling and stiffness of the knee
  5. Wound infection

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:

  1. Perform daily activities without any difficulties
  2. Increase in the strength of the knees
  3. Improve the quality of life of the individual
  4. Reduction of pain associated with a damaged knee
  5. Improve stability and the range of motion

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:

  1. Acupuncture
  2. Exercise
  3. Cortisone shots at the site of inflammation
  4. Weight loss
  5. Knee injections like hyaluronic injections, plasma rich protein injections that help heal and lubricate the knee joint
  6. Pain relievers and creams or topical gels
  7. Knee osteotomy
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