Total Knee Replacement Surgery at GNH Hospital Gurgaon, India
What is TKR (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.
Dr. Subhash Jangid is the first joint replacement surgeon to start computer navigation knee replacement surgery in Gurgaon, India. 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 +91-9810333738 for the cost of Knee Replacement Surgery in Indian Rupees.
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.
What are the risks of TKR ?
There are no specific risks of the procedure besides the usual complications associated with anaesthesia and any other general surgery like shortness of breath, pulmonary embolism, nausea vomiting, shock etc. Besides, there can be occassional bleeding in the knee joint and or injury to blood vessels and nerves etc. Knee Joint Replacement Surgery is strongly recommended to be performed in Modular Operation Theatre to avoid any kind of infection in the implant which may necessicitate redo surgery.
Pre Operative Period
It has been noted that patients who have undergone 15- 20 days of physical therapy before the knee replacement surgery, their results were much better as compared to the patients who didn't get physiotherapy done before the procedure. For achieving excellent results for knee replacement surgery, our Physiotherapy team evaluates the patient and design a pre-operative programme. There will be several blood tests to assess the state of liver and kidneys. ECG and X ray chest will be taken for ensuring sound heart and lungs. The patient is then trained for increasing Quadriceps muscle strengethening prior to the surgery to achieve best results of Knee Replacement Surgery.
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.
It is important for patients to continue in an outpatient physical-therapy program along with home exercises for optimal outcome of total knee replacement surgery. Excercising and maintaining mobility will help prevent the scarring of the replaced joint and improve muscle strength around the joint.
Our International patients are in touch with Dr. Debashish Chanda and Dr. Naresh Pandita through email or whatsapp. For Indian patient our post operative team provides home physiotherapy services at their doorsteps. Indian toilet seats put pressure on the knees so a normal indivisual should avoid it. After the surgery patient is encouarged to use western toilet seat, independently going to washroom and climbing starss.
Cost of the Procedure
At GNH Hospital Unilateral (single) Knee Replacement procedure with best quality FDA approved imported implants costs USD 6000 for Single Knee Replacement and USD 11000 for Bilateral (both) Knee Replacement in single deluxe room.