Date : 17-05-2018

The Knee is a key part of the human body which involves in daily activities. Pain in knee affects one’s lifestyle and makes even a small work difficult. To come out of such excruciating pain, Knee replacement surgery (or) Knee Arthroplasty is performed.

The following conditions need Knee replacement surgery:

  • Severe knee pain and stiffness that limits the mobility
  • Moderate to severe pain even while resting
  • Chronic pain with inflammation
  • Knee pain is failed to improve through conservation treatments such as NSAIDs, Injection, physiotherapy, cortisone medicines, etc.
  • Knee deformity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis

Orthopedic evaluation (before surgery)

  • Medical history
  • Physical examination
  • X-rays
  • Blood Test
  • MRI to determine the condition of soft tissues and the knee bone

Knee replacement surgery

In this surgical intervention, damaged knee parts are resurfaced. After sedating the patient with anesthesia, the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and with the help of new plastic and metal implants, the alignment and function of the knee are restored. The incision is either sutured or stapled surgically. A drainage tube is placed in the operated site to collect the fluid. A bandage is applied. Normally, knee joint replacement will take 1-2 hours.

Post-surgical procedure

Pain medicines will be prescribed for a short-time after the surgery. The patient may be advised to decrease leg swelling and prevent blood clots. Ankle and foot movement is encouraged immediately after the surgery to improve the blood flow.

The physiotherapist will teach knee exercise from the next day of surgery to improve mobility, reduce pain and better life quality. The patient can resume normal activities within 4-6 months and can start to do low-potent activities.

Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic is a popular Orthopedic Hospital in India. Dr. Raju is an eminent orthopedic surgeon who performed many knee joint replacement surgeries in India successfully. His secured treatment with modern equipment and techniques helps many patients to recover from all kinds of orthopedic problems. The best Knee arthroplasty treatment in Delhi is provided by them.

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