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The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Partial Knee Replacement Cost in India starts from US $ 2,900 for a single knee and $5,500 for both knees and varies with the type of implant, technique of surgery, your medical condition, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Partial Knee Replacement cost in India:
Orthopedic Surgeon’s Fees
An important expense when it comes to your Partial Knee Replacement cost in India is going to be your orthopedic surgeon’s fees. IndiCure recommends an experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful Partial Knee Replacement surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon.
Type of Implant and Surgical Approach
A significant portion of the overall cost of a Partial Knee Replacement arises from the cost of the knee implant. This includes the material the implant is made up of. The other factor is the use of any customized surgical instruments or specialized computer technology. With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.
Having your Partial Knee Replacement in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the candidacy and the medical history of the patient. This also includes the routine medical exams and tests to ensure you’re a good fit for the surgery. Post-surgical expenses can include prescription medications, physical therapy, rehabilitation stay, and follow-up consultations.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Dr. IPS Oberoi
Dr. I P S Oberoi is an expert in Primary and Revision Joint replacement surgeries of Hip, Hip, Shoulder, Elbow, and Ankle joints.
Dr. Mudit Khanna
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What is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery ?
Uni-compartmental Knee Arthroplasty, also known as Uni-condylar or Uni- compartmental knee replacement surgery or Partial knee replacement surgery is an option for a small percentage of patients with osteoarthritis of only a part of the knee joint. In a Uni-compartmental knee replacement, only the damaged segment of the bone is replaced with metal or plastic implants.
This is ideal for the younger patient in their 40’s or 50’s diagnosed with uni-compartmental arthritis and this could be the primary knee replacement for such patient postponing the total knee replacement by fifteen years and could also be the last knee replacement for the very elderly patient in their 80’s.
This is ideal for the younger patient in the 40’s or 50’s with uni-compartmental arthritis and this could be the first knee replacement for this patient (postponing TKR by fifteen years).
Partial Knee replacement: It is ideal in patients who are having medial (inner compartmental), lateral (outer compartmental) or patello-femoral knee osteoarthritis. Also the person whose ACL is intact and the deformity, if any, is mild and does not exceed 15 degrees of the varus and if medication and other conventional treatment did not help, he/she is a candidate for Partial knee replacement surgery.
Causes of Knee Pain
Various conditions induce knee pain and discomfort, but the most common cause is osteoarthritis of the knee joint. The other conditions that cause knee damage are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Inflammatory arthritis
- Knee injury
- Meniscus tear
- Joint infections
Knee replacement is usually the last resort for the treatment of knee pain. Following are the commonly advised treatment options before total knee replacement surgery.
Nonsurgical treatment for osteoarthritis/arthritis includes:
- Physical therapy
- Analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications and suitable drugs in cases of infections of the joints
- Knee bracing or shoe inserts which help in knee alignment and balancing of weight on the knee joints.
- Visco-supplementation injections for lubricating the joint to make the joint movement less painful.
Alternative Treatment Options- Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical practise that dates back over 3,000 years. Internal cleansing is the first step in Ayurveda treatment, followed by a particular diet, herbal treatments, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation.There are various Ayurveda treatment options available to completely cure knee pain. Talk to your case manager and he/she shall be able to help you.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure where small incisions can be done to repair the damage with arthroscopy.
Osteotomy is a surgical procedure where the involved leg bone is cut, realigned, and allowed to heal. It is useful for patients older than 60 with inflammatory arthritis.
When is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery required ?
Partial knee replacement or Uni-compartmental knee replacement is ideal in patients who are having medial (inner compartmental), lateral (outer compartmental) or patello-femoral knee osteoarthritis. Also the person whose ACL is intact and the deformity, if any, is mild and does not exceed 15 degrees of the varus and if medication and other conventional treatment did not help, he/she is a candidate for Partial knee replacement surgery.
How is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery done?
The entire procedure is done under general anesthesia. The incision is made at the front of your knee. The surgeon then analyzes the 3 different knee compartments and looks for the extent of cartilage damage. If the damage is confined to one compartment and the ligaments are sound then the cartilage involved is removed from the damaged knee compartment. The ends of both femur and tibia are then capped with metal coverings and are cemented to the bones. A plastic is inserted between the metal parts to keep a smooth gliding motion.
Partial knee replacement is performed with minimally invasive technique also known as minimally invasive partial knee replacement surgery. This is an advanced technique with an advantage of minimal damage to the muscle or tendon and comparatively faster recovery and lesser postoperative pain than the traditional surgery.
A partial knee replacement surgery lasts for 1 to 2 hours.
What is the Recovery after Partial Knee Replacement Surgery like?
Recovery after partial knee replacement is quick. The hospital stay is only 24-48 hours. Patients can start moving the knee the very next day after the procedure and are able to resume daily activities in a week’s time. More rigorous activities are allowed after 3-4 weeks of recuperation.
What Results Can I Expect from Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?
The results from partial knee replacement surgery are gratifying. The patient is relieved of the knee pain completely and is able to enjoy an active lifestyle. It postpones the need for total knee replacement by about 15 years in a young patient. An elderly patient above 80 is able to do the activities of daily living which were painful or not possible earlier.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Partial Knee Replacement surgery in India.
- Is it time for Knee Replacement?
- Is the orthopedic surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- Should minimally invasive Partial Knee Replacement surgery be considered?
- Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
- How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
- Is physical therapy necessary after surgery?
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Urinary evaluations
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
- Surgical expectations
- Social Planning
- Home Planning
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The operation has been a complete success. I am so happy with the results. The friendliness from everyone from consultant to ancillary workers was amazing.
Procedure: Bilateral knee joint replacement
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Procedure: Knee joint replacement surgery
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Frequently Asked Questions
Because of the shorter hospital stay, partial knee replacement surgery costs 10-20% less than whole knee replacement surgery. In the US, you should anticipate to pay between $36,000 and $65,000 for partial knee replacement surgery, depending on your healthcare provider, but in India partial knee replacement cost in India starts from US $ 2,900 and varies depending on different factors.
According to numerous studies, more than 90% of partial knee replacements are still operating effectively ten years following surgery. Patients who receive a partial knee replacement on one side and a whole knee replacement on the other consistently prefer the partial knee replacement, according to another study.
The success rate of knee replacement in India is as good as anywhere else in the world, ie. 95%. In fact, because of appropriate patient selection, better hospital facilities and only highly qualified and experienced surgeons operating on medical tourists, the success rate of knee replacement for medical travelers is close to 100%.
Partial knee replacement preserves range of motion and knee function better than total knee replacement because it preserves healthy tissue and bone in the knee. As a result, patients who get partial knee replacements are more satisfied than those who have entire knee replacements.
You should expect some pain following surgery. Due to the fact that a partial knee replacement is less invasive than a total knee replacement, the discomfort should be manageable.
Most patients can anticipate to be back to their everyday activities in three to four weeks after partial knee replacement, because the procedure usually entails minimal blood loss and has a low rate of complications.
While bone mending into the implant’s underside is essentially complete after six weeks, the remainder of the body normally requires four to six months of training before running is safe.
You may be a good candidate for this procedure if your arthritis affects only one part of your knee, rather than your entire knee. Importantly, partial knee replacement requires intact and competent knee ligaments (i.e., the ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL), and the knee must not be significantly bowed or knock-kneed