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Total Knee Replacement Bangalore

Dr. Lingaraju A P - Consultant Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement

What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee joint articular cartilage with a new implant and recreating your normal knee joint.

When do you require knee replacement surgery?

If you are suffering from severe knee pain while standing, walking and stair climbing with associated stiffness, swelling and deformities of the joints making it difficult to perform everyday activities. U might be suffering from severe knee arthritis. You will require total knee replacement surgery.

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What are the common conditions requiring total knee replacement surgery?

 Total knee replacement is commonly performed for osteoarthritis, and also for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and post fracture knee damage

How safe is total knee replacement surgery?

Total knee replacement is a safe and effective solution. It’s not a complicated surgery. This will reduce the pain and increases quality of life. 98% satisfaction rate.You can return to normal life style after the surgery.

Any age limit to undergo total knee replacement surgery?

No age bar to undergo this surgery. Your physical fitness and medical conditions are important. We have done surgeries even at the age of 90 years.

How the total knee replacement surgery done?

During a total Knee Replacement surgery, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage surfaces at the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) along with a small amount of underlying bone. The removed cartilage and bone is replaced with metal components that recreate the surface of the joint. An ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene insert is inserted between the metal components to create a smooth gliding surface. Now your knee joint moves in a normal way.

Can I undergo both knee total knee replacement surgery at the same time?

If yours both knee replacement surgeries done at the same time, its called simultaneous bilateral knee replacement. If your medical condition is good and if you have severe both knee arthritis, it’s better to do both knee same time. Decision will be made after medical examination and in discussion with u, the anaesthetist and the surgeon.

Main advantages is that there is only one hospital stay and one rehabilitation period to heal both knees, as a result total cost for the treatment is also reduced

How early I can undergo my second side knee replacement surgery?

Minimum of 3 months from the first knee surgery and your medical condition.

How early I can resume my activities?

Before discharge from the hospital u will be independent enough to manage your toilet activities, minimal walking and if required minimal stair climbing.

At 4 to 6 weeks most people with sedentary employment can return to work. You can do your regular day today activities. You can start car driving.

At 3 months u can completely resume all your activities including sports and heavy work.

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