Knee Replacement Surgery in Hyderabad | Dr Vasudeva
The cartilage around your knee bones keeps your knee joint in good shape and working condition. Any illness, wear and tear, ageing, any degenerative disease of the knee joint – and any damage to the cartilage of the knee joint causes stiffness and severe pain in the knee joint.
Persons who develop this condition may experience severe pain and stiffness – which make them feel troubled getting in and out of bed or chair; walking and climbing upstairs or downstairs. People with severe knee pain find it difficult even to walk a few steps without support or a walker. They feel severe to moderate pain while taking rest as well. In some people, knee deformity may occur.
Knee Replacement Surgery in Hyderabad: People who suffer from the above conditions are the candidates for knee replacement surgery
Total Knee Replacement
Knee replacement surgery is also known as Total Knee Replacement or Knee Arthroplasty. It is a surgical procedure to treat a damaged knee due to arthritis. In this procedure, the damaged knee is resurfaced arthroscopically. The shinbone, thighbone and knee cap that form the knee joint are cut away and replaced with an artificial component or an artificial knee joint (Prosthesis). The prosthesis is very strong and durable as it is made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.
The knee joint is a hinge joint that helps in motion
Femur – the thigh bone adjoins tibia – the lower leg bone at the knee joint. In a typical knee replacement, a metal surface (shell) replaces the damaged end of the femur after cutting it. And the damaged end of the tibia replaces a metal stem and a plastic piece (spacer).
Total knee replacement is for whom?
People with progressive knee pain, impaired knee function, stiffness, swelling, knee inflammation, chronic knee pain, decreasing daily knee function or osteoarthritis of the knee joint and knee stiffness are the candidates for total knee replacement. Patients who have severe arthritis, or knee injury, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, other rare destructive knee diseases and trauma of the knee joint will benefit from knee replacement.
People suffering from knee pain resort to some conventional approaches assuming that they get relief from their debilitating knee pain by taking those measures. They try pain-relieving medications, cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and other approaches. They try every possible means of treatment but in vain. The best possible solution in such circumstances is the most effective and reliable Total knee replacement.
Total knee replacement surgery is done under a cooperative effort and decision-making process that involves, your orthopaedic surgeon, your family members and you. The final decision relies mainly on the orthopaedic surgeon who evaluates your history completely and examines you physically based on your symptoms. Your doctor will decide whether you are fit for the procedure and would get maximum benefits if the procedure is done.
Is there any age restriction for the surgery?
As far as Total knee replacement is concerned there is no age or weight restrictions. This is the recommended surgery according to the severity of the problem, pain and disability of the patient, but not on the age. Patients who undergo TKR are mostly between 60 to 80 years age. People as young as 40 to 50 years of age are also becoming candidates for TKR of late. Anyway, TKR is quite effective for patients falling under all age groups – teenagers, adults and elderly.
What is the average knee replacement surgery cost in Hyderabad?
The average cost of a Knee Replacement Surgery in Hyderabad is ₹1.7 lakhs- ₹3.5 lakhs. This is merely an average cost of knee replacement surgery. The actual cost of the surgery may differ from person to person.
Total Knee Replacement surgery cost in India
The Total Knee Replacement surgery cost in India is usually between ₹1.4 lakh to ₹2.5 lakh. However, the prices may vary depending upon the hospitals in different cities.
How is the outcome or result of Total Knee Replacement?
The outcomes of total knee replacement surgery are quite emphatic for almost 95% of people who undergo this procedure. Their quality of life improves quite dramatically with improved functionality, mobility and relief from pain. Those who opt for this procedure should not worry about the expected life of the knee replacement because the replacement will last for more than 15 years.
Many people can do their normal daily routine activities, housekeeping, shopping, household chores and other routine activities after four to five weeks of surgery. Patients can drive after three to four weeks of surgery. However, patients should feel comfortable while sitting in the car, holding clutch, brakes and accelerator and managing them efficiently. They should also feel strong enough to control clutch, accelerator, etc. Patients who resume driving should ensure that they are not using narcotic medicines and they have enough muscle power.
Activities after Recovery
Patients can normally resume almost all low-impact activities after their recovery period. They can resume walking, swimming, golfing and biking. However, if you have any special instructions or limitations given by your doctor – then talk to your doctor regarding those. In general, it is always better to avoid any high-risk or high impact activities. Jumping jogging and other sports that carry risks should be avoided.
People suffering from severely damaged knee joints or diseased knee joints benefit tremendously from Total knee replacement. It helps in relieving severe symptoms and restoring knee function. Total knee replacement is a safe, reliable and effective procedure for restoring knee function and correcting knee deformity. Dr Vasudeva advises all patients to follow the instructions of their orthopaedic doctors, nurses and physiotherapists following surgery. Experts’ advice, physical therapy and regular follow-ups form an integral part of total knee replacement rehabilitation.
Dr Vasudeva Juvvadi regularly sees deformed and damaged knee cases including complex knee trauma as well. He has more than a decade long experience in dealing with all types of orthopaedic trauma and injuries. For the best knee replacement surgery in Hyderabad, meet him personally.