Knee Replacement Surgery

DESCRIPTION
Knee replacement is one of the most common bone surgeries in the country and is  now increasing with the increase in number of osteoarthritis patients. The replacement usually takes place in people over 50 years of age. When mobility gets extremely painful and irritating after having trying all other options, knee operation is the best resort that has and can help many. Now most of the top hospitals in India have started using advanced technology in terms of instruments for incision. Owing to this, the incision is smaller when compared to the standard procedure.

INDICATIONS
Knee surgeons in India and abroad highly recommends that the indications given below should never be ignored:

  • Constant weakness in arms and legs that is constantly bothering you.
  • If you have pain in the back of the lower leg is a major indication that knee should be checked.
  • If you have been suffering from arthritis for long and you want to get rid of it.

So any pain around your knee that is constantly disturbing your daily movement, knee surgery may be recommended after certain diagnosis.

PRE-PROCEDURE
Regular visit to the surgeon is a must. You have to take proper control on your diet plan before undergoing knee surgery. The orthopedic surgeons will recommend you of spending almost half the day in the hospital before the surgery so that all your questions are answered. You won’t be allowed to have solid food on the day of the knee pain treatment. To avoid any kind of infection attacks you post-surgery you will be advised to maintain cleanliness.

DURING PROCEDURE
Now knee replacement in Delhi or any other high-tech city of India is advancing. Anesthesia is given and the part below the waist is made numb. The standard process of knee replacement involves cutting of 8-12 inch from around the front knee. The knee joint that needs a replacement will be removed. The surface that is empty now is given a proper shape accordingly to accommodate the artificial joint. The joint has to be attached to the thigh bone to have a better grip along with muscles and ligaments.

POST PROCEDURE
The next six months after your knee replacement surgery your doctor will call for assistance but after that period the patient will need no major help in walking. You will have to make regular visits to your knee specialist as it helps your knee recover faster. Except from heavy movement like running or jumping, a person can do everything. You will also need to keep a tab on your body weight.

RISK AND COMPLICATIONS
Knee pain treatment will be cured for sure but there are certain precautions that should be undertaken so that no major injury happens. Avoid doing any kind of Heavy exercises or moving around of the legs. Too much Staircase climbing and soft chairs or recliners can put more stress on your knee. Rooms should be kept clutter free from any unforeseen fall.

MORE INFO
Knee surgery replacement surgery cost in rupees in approximately $6,500 – $11,000. It takes almost 7 to 14 days for the surgery to last with proper medications and facility. The hospitals in India are fully equipped with knee replacement methodology that is world class.

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