Knee replacement surgery or arthroplasty is one of the common bone surgeries. This surgery replaces the damaged or diseased knee joint with artificial parts. The main goal of this surgery is to relieve pain and improve the mobility of the knee.
Medisys Hospital is one of the Best Hospital for Knee replacement surgery in Hyderabad with experienced knee replacement surgeon who performed over 1000’s of knee replacement surgeries
Who Needs Knee Replacement Surgery?
Knee replacement is suitable for the following patients:
- People who have severe knee pain that prevents them from performing their daily tasks such as walking, getting up from a chair, climbing stairs etc
- People who experience knee pain even while sleeping or resting
- People who have a severe knee injury
- People with a swollen knee
- People whose knee is bowed
- Osteoarthritis patients where the knee cartilage wears down and bones rub against each other causing severe pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis patients who experience severe stiffness and soreness
If you are suffering from any of the above issues, consult a doctor before deciding for the surgery.
How is Knee Replacement Surgery Performed?
Knee replacement surgery involves the replacement of the damaged knee joint with artificial body parts or prosthetics. The surgery usually takes 1 to 2 hours.
During the surgery, the doctor makes an incision in the front of the knee and takes out the damaged portion of the joint and also the surface of the thigh bone. The ends of the bones are resurfaced and then knee prosthesis is implanted. With knee prosthesis, the patient can move knee properly and will feel less pain.
What Are The Types of Knee Replacement Surgery?
Knee replacement surgery can be either partial or total, based on the severity and the extent of knee damage.
Partial Knee Replacement: During this procedure, only the damaged knee joint is removed and replaced. Only small incisions are made during this surgery. The recovery time is also shorter. It is suitable for people who have strong and healthy ligaments. People of any age group can undergo this surgery.
Total Knee Replacement: Total knee replacement involves the total replacement of the knee. It usually takes 1 to 3 hours. The patients would experience less pain and more mobility.
What to Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery?
After the surgery, medications would be prescribed to minimise the pain and swelling around the repaired knee joint. Most people can stand and walk with the help of crutches within 2 to 3 days after the surgery.
The patients can leave the hospital within 3 to 4 days after the surgery. The patients can expect improvement in flexibility and less pain within a month. People with less physical work can return to their work within 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery.
It is important to perform knee exercises to strengthen the muscles after the surgery. The doctor also suggests physical therapy sessions for a few weeks to strengthen the repaired knee.
Planning for Knee Replacement Surgery? Visit Medisys Hospital
Medisys Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital in Hyderabad. We provide all kinds of knee replacement procedures. We also provide guidance regarding the additional care need to be taken after the procedure. Consult one of our doctors to determine the best available treatment for your knee issues.