Includes

FDA approved Knee Implant
Surgery under GA
Stay at the Hospital
Pre-operative Investigations
Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
Food at the hospital
Airport transfers
IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

Accommodation outside the hospital
Air tickets
Visa

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Stay at the Hospital – 4 to 5 days   
Stay in India – 2 to 3 weeks

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.

Total Knee Replacement Surgery Cost in India starts from US $ 3900 for a single knee and $7,500 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 total knee replacement Cost in India:
  • Orthopedic Surgeon’s Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your total knee replacement cost in India is going to be your orthopedic surgeon’s fees. IndiCure recommends experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful knee replacement surgeries. Although, the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you are assured to be in safe and skilled hands when you choose Knee Replacement in India with IndiCure.

  • Type of Implant and Surgical Approach

    A significant portion of the overall cost of a total 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.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your total 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 quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    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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Best Orthopedic Surgeons in India

Dr IPS Oberoi
Dr. IPS Oberoi
MS (Orth.), MCh Orth. (Liverpool, U.K)
25+ Years of Experience

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
Dr. Mudit Khanna
M.B.B.S, MS(Orthopedics)
21+ Years of Experience

Dr. Mudit Khanna is a Mumbai-based orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroplasty and arthroscopy.

Dr Yash Gulati
Dr. Yash Gulati
MBBS, MS (Ortho), M.Ch(Ortho), Eng
29+ Years of Experience

Dr. Yash Gulati was the first to introduce the concept of gyroscope-based computer navigation for Hip replacement in India.

Best Orthopedic Hospitals in India

Wockhardt Hospital - mumbai
WockHardt Hospital

Mumbai

Wockhardt Hospitals is the branch of the leading Wockhardt pharmaceutical company in India. The company is more than four decades old and is present in more than 20 countries around the globe. Wockhardt has 9 hospitals in India in Mumbai, Nagpur, Rajkot, Nashik, and Surat.

Artemis Health Institute - Gurgaon
Artemis Hospital

Gurgaon

Artemis Health Institute, a premium multi-specialty hospital is a healthcare venture launched by the promoters of the Apollo Tyres Group. Established in 2007, Artemis was the first hospital in Haryana to get NABH accreditation within 3 years of start-up.

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What is Total Knee Replacement Surgery ?

Total Knee Replacement Surgery, also known as Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), is a surgical procedure where the damaged cartilage and the bone from the surface of the knee joint is replaced with artificial components. This procedure is performed on people of all ages, with the exception of children, whose bones are still growing.

Total knee replacements are one of medicine’s most successful treatments. The success rate of knee replacement worldwide is more than 95% and so is in India. More than 750,000 knee replacements are performed in the United States every year according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

According to 2019 research, 82 percent of total knee replacements are still working after 25 years. A successful knee replacement usually results in a better quality of life, less discomfort, and more mobility for most people. Many people report major improvements in the pain after the surgery.
Knee Replacement is of different types depending on whether the entire knee joint is affected or only a part of it.There are different kinds of Knee Replacement:

  • Total knee replacement.
  • Unicompartmental partial knee replacement.
  • Knee cap replacement or patellofemoral Arthroplasty.
  • The revision or complex knee replacement.
Knee Joint and How It Works

The knee functions like a hinge between the femur – the thigh bone and the tibia and fibula – the lower leg bones. The articulating surfaces of these bones wear out over time because of arthritis or other such conditions that cause pain and swelling.

The vital goal of total knee replacement surgery is to relieve pain, improve quality of life, and maintain or improve knee function. Total Knee replacement surgery is considered to be the best treatment to relieve pain and to restore functions of the knee when all other conventional treatments (weight loss, medicines, and injections) have failed to relieve the patient of disabling knee pain.

Causes of Knee Pain

The most common cause for knee pain and limitation in mobility is arthritis.

There are 3 kinds of arthritis:

  • Osteoarthritis is the commonest and age-related disease causing wear and tear of the knee joint. It usually occurs over 50 years of age, where the cartilage cushioning the joint bones can wear away and bones soften causing easier and faster attrition of bone with symptoms like pain, stiffness and swelling.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory arthritis where the synovial membrane surrounding the joints gets inflamed and thick. This in turn damages the cartilage and the underlying bone causing pain, stiffness, swelling and deformity.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis is caused due to serious knee injury. Fractures and ligament tears can damage the articular cartilage causing knee pain and limited motion.
Treatment Options

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.

1. 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.

2. Alternative Treatment Options

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical practice 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.

3. Surgical Options:

  • 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.

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Total Knee Replacement Surgery in India

There are 3 popular techniques used for total knee replacement surgery in India:

Traditional Knee Replacement: This procedure is done under general anaesthesia. An 8-12 inch vertical incision is made in the front of the knee. The surgeon then prepares the bone to remove the damaged bone and cartilage surfaces at the end of tibia and femur.The cartilage and bone that are removed are replaced with artificial metal components made of alloys or high grade polymers. The metal components are cemented to the underlying bone for proper fit. The lower surface of the kneecap (patella) is removed and resurfaced. A spacer is inserted between the metal components for smooth gliding between the surfaces. The surgery takes about 2-3 hours. Rehabilitation is advised after the surgery as guided by the surgeon.

Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement: Unlike traditional knee replacement surgery, the minimally invasive knee replacement is less invasive performed using smaller incisions of 4-6 inch. The artificial implants used are the same as used in traditional replacement. However, the bones are prepared using specially designed surgical equipment for proper placement of the implants. This technique is less invasive with less damage and disruption of the adjacent structures that results in reduced postoperative pain, smaller scars and early recovery.Computer Navigated Knee Replacement: Computer navigation Knee Replacement using NAV3 technology is the most advanced and revolutionary surgical procedure that is being performed in India with great success. This technique improves the accuracy of the prosthetic implantation with further minimizing the need for surgical exposure resulting in less scarring, faster recovery and thus improving the short and long term performance of the knee joint.

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When is Total Knee Replacement Surgery required ?

If you have disabling knee pain and stiffness, knee deformity, are otherwise healthy, and if all other conventional treatments have not helped, your surgeon would advise you to opt for a total knee replacement.

How is Total Knee Replacement Surgery done?

The surgery is performed in a well equipped operation theater under general anesthesia and takes about 2-3 hours.

Step 1

The surgeon makes a vertical incision in the front of the knee. The surgeon then prepares the bone to remove the damaged bone and cartilage surfaces at the end of tibia and femur.

Step 2

The cartilage and bone that are removed are replaced with artificial metal components made of alloys or high grade polymers. The metal components are cemented to the underlying bone for proper fit.

Step 3

The lower surface of the kneecap (patella) is removed and resurfaced. A spacer is inserted between the metal components for smooth gliding between the surfaces.

What is the Recovery after Total Knee Replacement Surgery like?

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. You will be advised to undergo physiotherapy to strengthen the muscles.

You 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. for a few weeks.

What Results Can I Expect from Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

The results of total knee replacement surgery are very gratifying. The patient is relieved of the knee pain completely and is able to enjoy an active lifestyle. You would not be advised to do certain high impact activities like jogging and jumping for a few weeks by the surgeon. 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 total knee replacement surgery in India.

  • Is it time for a total 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 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Knee replacement and total knee replacement are the same and used interchangeably. There is a difference between knee replacement and partial knee replacement.
The surgeon removes the entire joint and replaces it with an artificial joint in a total knee replacement or knee replacement. Whereas in partial knee replacement, only internal (medial) or outside (lateral) compartments of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial pieces in a partial knee replacement.

Age and gender are not the factors taken into account while considering you as a candidate for total knee replacement. The degree of severity and disability is usually the only rationale for surgical replacement. Knee replacement is often reserved for the elderly, however it may be necessary for teenagers or adults if the knee joint has experienced excessive wear and tear.

The scar will be 8-10 inches long and will be located in the middle of the knee.

Around 5-6 weeks after surgery, the majority of patients begin to feel despondent and frustrated. It’s usual to be in such a frame of mind throughout this time. During the first six weeks, the patient may see significant improvements in pain relief and range of motion. The patient begins to feel entirely normal after 6 weeks. “Six weeks blues” is the name given to this 6-week period.

The bandage should be worn for about one week or until the wound is totally dry. This bandage should be replaced every day with a fresh piece of dry, clean gauze.

Blood transfusion is usually not required during knee replacement. However, depending on your medical parameters your surgeon would advise in case you would need blood.

On a daily basis, the patient should straighten his or her knees (extension) and bend his or her knees (flexion). It’s a good technique to work on:

  • Placing a towel roll behind the ankle while lying down is an extension.
  • Flexion is the act of bending your knee when sitting in a chair or riding a stationary bicycle.

In most cases, blood thinner is prescribed for a maximum of one month. However, your doctor will look into your medical history and blood parameters and advise the blood thinners in the best interest of your overall health.

All high-impact activities, such as jogging and downhill skiing, should be avoided, as should aggressive racquet sports, such as singles tennis or squash. However, if you are an active person and involved in playing high impact sports, discuss this with your surgeon before the surgery. He/She may modify the implant/technique accordingly.

After the procedure, compression stockings are not required.

Yes. When going up the stairs, you should lead with the non-operated limb, and when going down the stairs, you should lead with the operated leg. You can use the stairs in a more regular pattern after the leg is stronger (after about a month).

This differs from one patient to the next. Over 90% of knee replacements work well 10 to 15 years after surgery, according to studies.

Yes, with newer and advanced surgical techniques, both knee replacement surgeries can be done at the same time. Our surgeons usually replace both the knees at the same time, unless you have any specific medical condition that does not allow that.

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