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The decision to have total knee replacement surgery should be a cooperative one between you, your family and your orthopaedic surgeon. Your orthopaedic surgeon will do a thorough evaluation to determine if you might benefit from this surgery.

Diagnosis for knee replacement

    Your condition will be diagnosed based on the following:

  • Your complete medical history
  • A thorough physical examination of your knee
  • Your knee joint will be tested for strength and range of motion through a series of activities, which include bending, walking etc.
  • An X-ray
  • A few blood tests
  • An MRI (conditional based on doctor’s opinion)

All of the above help in the final diagnosis and help determine the need for a TKR (Total Knee Replacement) or a PKR (Partial Knee Replacement) is the best method to relieve your pain and improve your function. Other treatment options — including medications, injections, physical therapy, or other types of surgery.

FINANCIAL AID

The cost of a knee-replacement surgery depends on three variable factors: the implant cost, hospitalisation (hospital bed, operation theatre charges, intensive care unit charges) and doctors’ fees.
Now that the final diagnosis has been given by the Surgeon and a day for surgery determined, MEDFIN helps you in choosing the best financial option for your treatment plan.

At MEDFIN, we assist you with all three variables and enable you to choose the best surgical option and offer you financial solutions that suit your budget.

Knee replacement Procedure

This is your big day. You will most likely be admitted to the hospital on the day of your surgery.

The procedure itself takes approximately 1 to 2 hours. Your orthopaedic surgeon will remove the damaged cartilage and bone, and then position the new metal and plastic implants to restore the alignment and function of your knee. You will be in the hospital for a period ranging from 3-5 days.

From the day of hospital admission to the day of the discharge, the entire process is taken care of by MEDFIN completely so YOU can focus on just getting better.

Post Procedure Check Ups

It is important to keep in mind there is a recovery period following your knee replacement procedure. The success of your surgery will depend largely on how well you follow your orthopaedic surgeon's instructions at home during the first few weeks after surgery.

Typically it takes several weeks to a few months while the implants heal. During this time, the typical patient will come back in for several checkups to ensure that everything is healing properly. All of your post op checkups are at no additional cost and will be arranged by MEDFIN

Path to complete recovery

You will have stitches or staples running along your wound or a suture beneath your skin on the front of your knee. The stitches or staples will be removed several weeks after surgery

Exercise is a critical component of home care, particularly during the first few weeks after surgery. You should be able to resume most normal activities of daily living within 3 to 6 weeks following surgery.

Medfin specialization for Knee Replacement

Knee replacement specializations done by doctors with MEDFIN

  • Unicondylar knee replacement (which requires only a small incision and assures rapid recovery)
  • Hi-flex knee replacement (where the patient can comfortably move, which is not possible in conventional knee replacements)
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Surgery for High Risk Patients

Computer Navigation Knee Replacement

Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS), is the latest technique to be introduced, making life easier for hundreds of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and joint injury patients.

Made for Women Knee Replacement

A type of prosthesis that is suited to the structure of women’s knee. Such an implant is called a Gender Specific Knee implant, as it is designed keeping women in mind.

What is Total Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint, with artificial parts or prostheses, to relieve pain and disability. It is most commonly advised for patients with osteoarthritis and knee-related medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

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There are four basic steps to a knee replacement procedure.
  • Prepare the bone The damaged cartilage surfaces at the ends of the femur and tibia are removed along with a small amount of underlying bone.
  • Position the metal implants. The removed cartilage and bone is replaced with metal components that recreate the surface of the joint. These metal parts may be cemented or "press-fit" into the bone.
  • Resurface the patella. The undersurface of the patella (kneecap) is cut and resurfaced with a plastic button. Some surgeons do not resurface the patella, depending upon the case.
  • Insert a spacer. A medical-grade plastic spacer is inserted between the metal components to create a smooth gliding surface.


Is Total Knee Replacement for You?

When Surgery Is Recommended

There are several reasons why your doctor may recommend knee replacement surgery. People who benefit from total knee replacement often have:

  • Severe knee pain or stiffness that limits your everyday activities, including walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. You may find it hard to walk more than a few blocks without significant pain and you may need to use a cane or walker
  • Moderate or severe knee pain while resting, either day or night
  • Chronic knee inflammation and swelling that does not improve with rest or medications
  • Knee deformity — a bowing in or out of your knee
  • Failure to substantially improve with other treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, lubricating injections, physical therapy, or other surgeries

What are the risks involved?

  • Infection may occur in the wound or deep around the prosthesis. It may happen while in the hospital or after you go home. It may even occur years later. Minor infections in the wound area are generally treated with antibiotics.
  • Blood clots in the leg veins is a common complication. Your orthopaedic surgeon will outline a prevention program, which may include periodic elevation of your legs, lower leg exercises to increase circulation, support stockings, and medication to thin your blood.
  • Implant problems. Although implant designs and materials, as well as surgical techniques, continue to advance, implant surfaces may wear down and the components may loosen. This complication is rare, however, and the vast majority of patients experience excellent pain relief following knee replacement.
  • Neurovascular injury. While rare, injury to the nerves or blood vessels around the knee can occur during surgery.

Know Your Doctor

Dr. Chirag Thonse
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Speciality

All Arthroscopy surgeries - Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, Arthroscopic PCL reconstruction, Knee arthroscopy, pericapsulitis. Joint replacement surgeries - Total hip replacement, total knee replacement Sports Injury & rehabilitation - rotator cuff repair, Shoulder impringement surgery

About Doctor

Dr Chirag Thonse specializes in Arthroscopy , Sports injuries and Joint Replacement surgeries. Completing his fellowship trainings in various institutes in India (Pune), Germany & Australia, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune. Currently practicing in Bangalore at St. Martha's hospital and Apollo Spectra hospital .
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