Knee replacement surgery is a common and highly successful procedure performed at Max Hospitals, India. It is a surgical intervention that aims to alleviate pain and restore mobility in individuals with severely damaged or diseased knee joints. The procedure involves replacing the damaged knee joint surfaces with artificial implants to improve joint function and enhance the patient's quality of life.
Knee replacement surgery is a widely accepted treatment option for individuals suffering from chronic knee pain, stiffness, and limited mobility caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis. The procedure is performed by skilled orthopedic surgeons at technologically advanced hospitals like Max Hospitals, ensuring optimal outcomes for patients.
Candidates for Knee Replacement:
Candidates for knee replacement surgery typically experience significant knee pain that limits their ability to perform daily activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, or getting up from a seated position.
Candidates may have tried non-surgical treatments, such as medication, physical therapy, or the use of assistive devices, with limited success.
A thorough evaluation of the patient's medical history, physical examination, and imaging tests is conducted to determine the suitability for knee replacement surgery.
Preparation for knee replacement surgery involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient's overall health, knee joint condition, and potential risks.
This may include pre-operative tests, such as blood work, imaging studies, and consultations with anesthesiologists and other specialists.
The medical team at Max Hospitals ensures that patients receive personalized care and guidance throughout the preparation process.
During knee replacement surgery, the patient is placed under regional or general anesthesia to ensure comfort and pain control.
The surgeon makes an incision over the knee joint and removes the damaged bone and cartilage surfaces.
The remaining healthy bone is precisely shaped to accommodate the artificial implants.
The implants, made of metal, ceramic, or plastic, are then secured to the bone using cement or press-fit techniques.
The joint components are aligned to restore proper joint function, stability, and alignment. Finally, the incision is closed.
As with any surgical procedure, knee replacement surgery carries certain risks and potential complications. These may include:
Implant loosening or dislocation
Nerve or blood vessel damage
Limited range of motion
Allergic reactions to anesthesia or implant materials.
The experienced orthopedic surgeons at Max Hospitals employ advanced surgical techniques and follow stringent protocols to minimize these risks and ensure patient safety.
Recovery after knee replacement surgery involves a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
Physical therapy plays a crucial role in regaining strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the knee joint.
Pain management techniques are employed to facilitate a smooth recovery. The duration of recovery varies from patient to patient, but most individuals can expect significant improvement in mobility and pain reduction within a few weeks.
The medical team at Max Hospitals adopts a patient-centric approach, providing personalized care and guidance throughout the recovery process.
The cost of knee replacement surgery in India can vary depending on several factors, including the type of implant used, the hospital, and the expertise of the surgical team. For accurate information regarding the specific costs involved in knee replacement surgery and to discuss insurance coverage options, patients are advised to consult with their healthcare provider or reach out to Max Hospitals.Max Hospitals, with its technologically equipped facilities and renowned orthopedic surgeons, offers advanced knee replacement procedures to patients. We committed to delivering patient-centric care, emphasizing personalized attention and comprehensive support throughout the treatment journey.