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.
Your condition will be diagnosed based on the following:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 several reasons why your doctor may recommend knee replacement surgery. People who benefit from total knee replacement often have:
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
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 .Read More