Total Knee replacement is considered to be the best treatment for arthritis when all other conservative treatments have failed to relieve the patient of disabling knee pain.
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 2-3 hours. An 8-12 inch incision is made in the front of the knee and the surgeon cuts the damaged knee bone and cartilage and replaces it with an artificial joint made of alloys or high grade polymers. The artificial joint is attached to the femur or thigh bone with special material.
The results of total knee replacement are very gratifying. One can enjoy an active lifestyle after the surgery free of pain. You would not be advised to do certain high impact activities like jogging and jumping for a couple of weeks by the surgeon.
You would stay at the hospital for a week after the knee replacement surgery for recovery and early rehabilitation. You may experience some pain and discomfort after the surgery which shall be controlled with medications.
You will be advised to start walking with the help of walkers the next day following the surgery and physiotherapy shall be started to strengthen the muscles. One can resume routine activities in 3-4 weeks after the surgery and an active lifestyle in about 6 weeks. You would be advised to refrain from doing certain high impact activities like jogging and jumping etc.
Time & Cost
Stay of a week is required at the hospital for single knee replacement and two weeks for both knee replacements. Many surgeons do not prefer to operate both knees at the same time, so a gap of one week is given between two replacements. If you are coming from abroad for knee replacement surgery to India, a total stay of two weeks for single knee replacement and three weeks for both knee replacements is required in India for you to fully recover and go back.
Approximate, all inclusive cost of single knee replacement starts from USD 6000 depending upon the type of implant, city, facility and the category of room where you choose to get the surgery done.
Any surgery is a serious proposition. It requires immense amount of deliberation, conversations, and forethought. At IndiCure, we understand the importance of every surgery conducted, and therefore, we treat our guests with utmost care and professionalism.
We are extremely sensitive towards your requirements and all the surgeries are conducted by acknowledged and experienced surgeons. We encourage you to educate yourself about the procedures before any confirmations.
For further information, we request you to submit Enquiry Form with details of your requirements and medical reports wherever applicable. IndiCure assures you that all arrangements for examinations, surgeries, and post-operative recuperation will be ably taken care of.