Knee Replacement Surgery in Chennai

What is knee replacement surgery?


Knee replacement surgery aids in restoring the weight-bearing façade of a damaged, or diseased knee. The main aim of the knee replacement is to remove pain and restore mobility. The process is also known as “knee arthroplasty, or “knee resurfacing.”

How does a surgeon treat knees?


The surgeon caps the ends of the bones that form the knee joint using implants, prosthetics, or metal or plastic components usually shaped as a joint to enable the knee to move properly for improvement in pain levels and mobility.

Total knee replacement (TKR)


TKR is commonly done for patients who require the replacement of both sides of the knee joint. The surgery for knee replacement lasts between 1 and 3 hours where the patient can feel less pain and have better mobility.

Partial knee replacement (PKR)


PKR replaces only one side of the knee joint. In this replacement surgery, less bone is removed, the incision is smaller, less blood loss, lower risk of infection and blood clots, and the post-operative rehabilitation is more straightforward.

Preparation tests for knee replacement


Knee arthroplasty requires a patient to undergo medical consultations, preoperative preparation, and physical evaluations usually before a month or the set date of the operation.  which includes checking for blood clots, blood count, and carrying out electrocardiograms (ECGs), and urine tests.

How is knee surgery performed?


Knee surgery is performed either under general, spinal, or epidural anesthetic. During the surgical procedure, the surgeon will eject or remove the damaged cartilage and bone, and then position it with a new implant, made of plastic, metal, or both.

Time period for recovery


A patient who has done knee replacement surgery in Chennai will be hospitalized for about 1 to 3 days,  it depends on how well they follow and respond to rehabilitation.  Physical therapy sessions are given to strengthen the surgical knee.

Important things to remember


– Intake of iron supplements to aid in      muscle strength and healing wounds. – Avoid bending down or lifting heavy      things. – Do not stand still for longer periods. – Use crutches, a walker, or a walking      stick, until the knee gets strong to      manage body weight.

Additional points to note


– Intake of all medications as per the     doctor’s instructions. – Carry out recommended exercises for     proper mobility. – Keep the affected leg raised on a      footstool. – Avoid soaking the wound until the     scar gets completely healed. – Monitor blood clots, infections,      or pulmonary embolism.

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