Total Knee Replacement

Knee replacement, also called knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that uses metal and plastic parts to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap.

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About the Surgery

The goal of knee replacement surgery is to resurface the parts of the knee joint that have been damaged and to relieve knee pain that cannot be controlled by other treatments. In this surgery, the weight bearing surfaces of the knee which have been worn out over time are replaced with a prosthesis to alleviate any pain and discomfort it is causing the individual.
A knee arthroplasty is used to surgically treat conditions affecting the knee bones such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis or Traumatic arthritis.

  • Osteoarthritis - a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults, may cause the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the knees.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis - causes inflammation of the synovial membrane and results in excessive synovial fluid, can lead to pain and stiffness.
  • Traumatic arthritis - injury that may cause damage to the cartilage of the knee.

  • A full physical examination will be conducted by the doctor to see if the patient is in good health to undertake the surgery. - The patient’s medical history is thoroughly studied so as to avoid any complications from arising during or after the surgery.
  • Medications such as blood thinners, are advised to be stopped, a week before the surgery is due to take place.
  • The patient is to fast for a minimum of 8 hours before the surgery

Before the actual surgery takes place, the doctor explains the different types of prosthesis which can be used. There are two types of prosthesis which can replace the knee bones. They are: 

  1. Cemented Prosthesis: The prosthesis is attached to the knee bones using surgical cement.
  2. Uncemented Prosthesis: The prosthesis is adjoined to the knee bone using a porous surface. This surface allows the bone to grow and attach itself naturally to the prosthesis.

The prosthesis is a combination of 3 major components. These are: 

  • The tibial component: The part of the prosthesis which is to be attached to the shin bone or the lower leg bone. 
  • The femoral component: The part of the prosthesis which is to be attached to the end of the thigh bone or the upper leg bone.
  • The patellar component: The part of the prosthesis which is to be attached to the knee cap. 
  • This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia.
  • The surgical site is disinfected and an incision is made. - The doctor will remove the damaged surfaces of the knee joint and resurface the knee joint with the prosthesis. - The incision will be closed with stitches or surgical staples.
  • A drain may be placed in the incision site to remove fluid.
  • A sterile bandage or dressing will be applied.
  • This part of the process mainly involves physical therapy. This is prioritised such that the body is able to adjust to the new prosthesis.
  • The therapy begins with a Continuous Passive Motion machine which moves the knee joint through a range of motions while patient is confined to their bed.
  • Later, when they are able to start walking the physiotherapist starts with the planned exercises and workouts to help move the joints.

  • Pain killers are usually prescribed by the doctor so as to counter the pain felt during therapy and exercise. - For a better and more safer recovery at home, many modifications are to be done to the house. These could be:
    • Raising the toilet seat. 
    • Keeping a shower bench or seat in place. 
    • Attaching proper and grippy handrails to the stairs at home to prevent any injuries from taking place. 

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs.
  • Loosening or wearing out of the prosthesis.
  • Fracture.
  • Continued pain or stiffness

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  • Dr. Inamdar has performed over 3,500 joint surgeries including hip and knee replacements and complex trauma surgeries
  • He has over 18 years of experience and trained at some of the finest exclusive joint replacement centers in Asia and Europe
  • He specialises in knee and hip replacement surgeries
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Dr Deepak Inamdar
Dr Deepak Inamdar

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Joint Replacement, AO Fellowship in Trauma

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  • Dr. Raghav Sunil has over 13 years of overall experience
  • Specializes in Spine surgery
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Dr Raghav Sunil
Dr Raghav Sunil

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

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  • His career spans over 18 years of Orthopaedic experience with special interest in Advance Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries, Joint replacement and Complex Trauma.
  • His exposure to sports injuries came from London Olympic Hospital 2012 , exposing to vast amount of complex sports injuries on and after London Olympics 2012 .
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Dr Sai Krishna B Naidu
Dr Sai Krishna B Naidu

Consultant - Trauma and Orthopedics

MRCS, Dip. SICOT, FRCS(Ortho), MCh(Ortho), Specialist - Joint Replacements & Sports Injuries. Fellowship - Joint Replacements ( London, UK) Advanced Arthroscopy & sports Injuries ( New York, USA)

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  • Dr.Vasudev has 23 Years Experience Overall
  • Member of (IGOF) Indo German Orthopaedic Foundation
  • Specializes in joint replacement surgeries
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Dr Vasudev Prabhu
Dr Vasudev Prabhu


MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

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  • Dr Ananya Puttaraju worked as a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon- lower limb specialist in Joint Arthroplasty and Foot & Ankle Surgery at a hospital in the UK
  • Dr Ananya became an expert in joint replacement surgery working at Wrightington Hospital
  • Has over 13 years of experience
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Dr Ananya Puttaraju
Dr Ananya Puttaraju


MBBS, MRCS(UK), FRCS - Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Dr. Goutam has done more than 5000 joint replacements and than 3000 A.C.L reconstructions.
  • He has 22 years of experience in managing children with CEREBRAL PALSY and Deformities.
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Dr Gautam Kodikal
Dr Gautam Kodikal


MBBS, MS (Orthopedics)

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  • Dr. Kiran Chouka has more than 10 Years of Experience in orthopeadic surgeries
  • Expert in Hip Resurfacing Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Custom-fit Knee Replacement, Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement, Patello-femoral Replacement.
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Dr Kiran Chouka
Dr Kiran Chouka

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics)

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FAQs and Related Articles

You will be under anaesthesia during the Total knee replacement procedure, so you won't feel any pain. After the surgery, your doctor will prescribe you medications to help you manage the pain.
You will recover from Total Knee Replacement surgery in stages. Initially, you will be able to walk with the help of crutches. After physiotherapy and rehabilitation, you can return to your normal activities within 6 weeks to 12 weeks.
Yes, Total Knee Replacement is major surgery. You will take 6 to 12 weeks to recover from total knee replacement surgery.
There is no standard way of determining when you should have a knee replacement. But if you’re having trouble going about basic daily activities such as walking, getting up from a chair etc, you may be a candidate. A thorough examination by an orthopaedic surgeon should yield a recommendation.
This will depend on the doctor, if your doctor decides to give you general anaesthesia then you will sleep. Else if he gives you spinal or epidural anaesthesia then you will be awake. Most of the patients are given general anaesthesia.
Patients will be able to walk with a walker during the time period of 1 to 3 weeks. Then, they will start to use a cane. Around 4 to 8 weeks patients will be able to walk on their own.
Lifestyle modifications, physiotherapy, medical line of treatment, or PRP could help manage the problem. However, you should consult your surgeon to find out for how long you could continue with these activities until you may need surgery.

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