Total knee replacement

When should I go for surgery?

  • Pain in activities of daily living- getting out of car, chair, dressing, walking even short distances, climbing stairs
  • When quality of life is getting compromised particularly in age of 50 -70 years.
  • Pain killers are not being tolerated or don’t work, difficulty in performing exercises.
  • Adequate trial of conservative trial has failed and the patient is motivated and understands what he wants.

About the Knee Replacement Surgery

  • How much time does the surgery last? - Av. 2hrs
  • How many days are you admitted in hospital? - 5-7 days
  • When do you start walking after surgery? - Very next day with a walker
  • Is there no other permanent solution? - No
  • What are advantages of this surgery? - pain is gone, mobility, dependence on other aids is gone, no long term use of medicines for pain
  • How long does this joint last? 15-20 yrs
  • What about exercise after operation? Physiotherapy is must to achieve full R.O.M
  • What are the risks of surgery? - It is must to get full medical check up before operation. Infection is main complication.
  • Is it covered under insurance? - Yes
  • How commonly is it done at your hospital and is your hospital equipped for the surgery? - Commonly done and our hospital theatre is modern with all the facility for replacement surgery.
  • What activities can I do after surgery? - Normal pain free walking, normal stair climbing, driving, swimming, biking, basic exercises, light dancing.
Joint Replacement
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Hip Replacement
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What is arthritis?
  • cartilage destruction
  • bone may rub against the bone
  • pain is constant feature
  • one side of the joint space decreases.
  • deformity develops and movement of the joints decreases and stiffness develops.

When should I go for surgery?
  • Pain in activities of daily living- getting out of car, chair, dressing, walking even short distances, climbing stairs
  • When quality of life is getting compromised particularly in age of 50 -70 years.
  • Pain killers are not being tolerated or don’t work, difficulty in performing exercises.
  • Adequate trial of conservative trial has failed and the patient is motivated and understands what he wants.
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