Total Knee Replacement Surgery
A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with Titanium Implant. Total Knee Replacement is actually a surface replacement surgery, as only the top 8 mm covering of the knee is changed and not the entire knee as the name of the surgery suggests. The surgery is now being done at more than 100 centres in India with very good results.
Knee replacement surgery, which can take 1 to 2 hours, has become so precise that doctors can choose from a variety of knee designs that suit your height, weight, and activity level. The implants, as they are called, are made from a variety of materials, including metal, ceramic, or plastic. They are built to allow easy movement. Some implants are made just for women -- to closely match their anatomy.
Dr. Anubhav Gulati Dr Debashish Chanda
Dr Anubhav Gulati is a well known orthopaedic, orthopaedic spine and joint replacement surgeon having worked with various hospitals in Delhi, Gurgaon and abroad. Dr Gulati has an experience of more than 17 years as orthopaedic, trauma and joint replacement surgeon. Dr Anubhav Gulati has been extensively trained in all joint replacement, orthopaedic spine surgeries and trauma surgeries like nailing, plating, fixation, poly trauma, multiple fractures etc.
Dr Debashish Chanda is an accomplished and trained orthopaedic surgeon. Dr Chanda specializes in elective orthopaedic surgeries like fracture fixation, complex fractures and trauma surgeries. Apart from orthoapedic surgery he is also trained in arthroscopic surgery for ACL / PCL tear, Meniscus tear, shouder and other small joint arthroscopy.
Who should consider undergoing TKR
Patients having degenerative knee due to arthritis or any other reason are candidates for Total Knee Replacement once the Knee Joint reaches Grade -4. or the pain in the knee becomes so much that it starts affecting the quality of life, ability to move around without suffering pain. When the pain is felt even while lying down on the bed or sitting on a chair, it is time to consult a knee joint replacement surgeon and getting ready for the surgery. Best time to do the surgery is when the patient is still able to walk and is not immobile. Therefore the surgery should not be postponed for a long time as other complications like Diabetes and Hypertension may also adversely affect the results of the surgery.
A common artificial knee design replaces the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament), located in the back of the knee. Another replaces the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). Some artificial knees are designed for partial knee replacement, while others are built to keep the PCL and ACL right where they are.
Post Operative Period
The patients get on their feet within 24 hours of the surgery. The physical therapy team starts physiotherapy and exercises during the hospitalization. Within 2 days of the surgery the patient is able to walk around the hospital, go to the toilet etc using a walker. The patient gets discharged within 5 days of the surgery in case of Single Knee Replacement and within 7 days in case of Both Knee Replacement. The Physiotherapy continues at home till the stay of the patient in India and the stitches are taken off around the 15th day from the date of surgery. The exercises continue for 45 days and the patient is able to get rid of the walker within 15 days of the surgery. Within 2 months the patient can drive car or go for swimming and do almost all the routine activities for daily living. In order to achieve best result the post surgery physiotherapy is extremely important.
The Hospital stay for this procedure is five to seven days and the cost of bilateral (both) knee replacement surgery in India is 9500 USD at GNH Hospital Gurgaon in twin sharing room. GNH Hospital is located about 20 minutes drive from IGI airport New Delhi, India and is the first choice for knee replacement surgery for the patients coming to India, as we offer the best cost and a comprehensive program of the surgery along with pre and post surgery rehabilitation.Indian patients can call at +91-9810333238 for the cost of Knee Replacement Surgery in Indian Rupees.