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Total Knee Replacement Surgery- Know your treatment options

This surgical procedure replaces the damaged affected knee joint to relieve pain and disability. It involves cutting away the damaged knee bone and cartilage then replacing it with an artificial joint (prosthesis) made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. Read on for more.

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Total Knee Replacement Surgery- Know your treatment options

This surgical procedure replaces the damaged affected knee joint to relieve pain and disability. It involves cutting away the damaged knee bone and cartilage then replacing it with an artificial joint (prosthesis) made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. Read on for more.

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Causes

Symptoms

Specialists

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Condition

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What is Total Knee replacement?

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The knee is a hinge joint that provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. The thigh bone (or femur) abuts the large bone of the lower leg (tibia) at the knee joint.view more

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

The decision to have knee replacement surgery should not be based solely on medical imaging (such as an x-ray or MRI) that shows severe knee degeneration. Rather, it should be based on moderate to severe knee arthritis symptoms that correlate with medical imaging. A person whose x-ray shows a severely degenerated knee but who experiences only mild pain is probably not a good candidate for knee replacement. In contrast, a person who has a moderately degenerated knee and experiences severe pain may be a good candidate for knee replacement.

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Condition

Condition one

What is Total Knee replacement?

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The knee is a hinge joint that provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. The thigh bone (or femur) abuts the large bone of the lower leg (tibia) at the knee joint.

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Condition two

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

The decision to have knee replacement surgery should not be based solely on medical imaging (such as an x-ray or MRI) that shows severe knee degeneration. Rather, it should be based on moderate to severe knee arthritis symptoms that correlate with medical imaging. A person whose x-ray shows a severely degenerated knee but who experiences only mild pain is probably not a good candidate for knee replacement. In contrast, a person who has a moderately degenerated knee and experiences severe pain may be a good candidate for knee replacement.

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Causes

  • Knee bursitis
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Fractures - The bones of the knee, including the kneecap (patella)
  • ACL injury - An ACL injury is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Symptoms

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee

Causes

  • Knee bursitis
  • Dislocated kneecap
  • Fractures - The bones of the knee, including the kneecap (patella)
  • ACL injury - An ACL injury is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

Symptoms

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

You may be offered knee replacement surgery if: you have severe pain, swelling and stiffness in your knee joint and your mobility is reduced. Your knee pain is so severe that it interferes with your quality of life and sleep. everyday tasks, such as shopping or getting out of the bath, are difficult or impossible.

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Dr.Varun G.B.S

M.B.B.S M.S (Ortho)

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M.B.B.S ,M.S

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Dr Prateek Bansal

M.B.B.S ,DNB

6 years overall

Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Yes Total Knee Replacement is covered under medical Insurance.Some Insurance policies also cover the pre and post hospitalization cost. Some insurance providers have a waiting period for 6 months to 2 Years before a person can undergo Knee replacement surgery.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Most patients are able to care for themselves and resume normal daily activities within 6 weeks and drive within 3 to 6 weeks. Walking with an assisted device such as a walker, cane, or crutches will begin within 24 hours of surgery. If all goes well, patients are discharged home within 2-3 days

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First I would like convey my thanks to medibuddy and their Care Buddy who assisted me till the discharge. Medibuddy provided hassle free consultation and for the operation. The entire insurance policy was taken care without involvement and it helped me to take care of myself. Finally I would like to thank the Unity hospital staff and their doctor


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Delhi Total knee replacement
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Frequently Asked Questions

A knee replacement is major surgery, so is normally only recommended if other treatments, such as physiotherapy or steroid injections, have not reduced pain or improved mobility. You may be offered knee replacement surgery if: you have severe pain, swelling and stiffness in your knee joint and your mobility is reduced.

Immediately after surgery you will learn to climb stairs safely using crutches. As recovery continues and you work on flexion and extension of the new knee, you will be able to climb without crutches.

1 ) Follow All Physician Recommendations. 2) Walk Frequently Once You are Allowed. 3 ) Eat Healthy Foods. 4 ) Do Physical and Occupational Therapy Exercises.