Total Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure where an orthopaedic surgeon carves away the damaged part of your knee and replaces it with artificial prosthesis. It is recognized as one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine and more than 1 lakh people in India have benefited by undergoing TKR.
If you have chronic knee pain that restricts regular activities, chronic stiffness, constant knee instability, or a severe deformity of the knee, then Total Knee Replacement is the way towards a pain-free life.
An orthopaedic surgeon then carves away the damaged part of your knee and replaces it with either plastic or metal. This artificial joint is attached to the shin bone and thigh bone with acrylic cement to hold the artificial joint in place.
Our team stands ready to provide you with a thorough examination and diagnosis so that if a procedure is needed; you will understand your options. Doctors help you decide the right implant and all other medical requirements through preoperative evaluation for a better postoperative pain management.
If you are a candidate for surgery, your Surgeon will determine the best type of implant that is right for you. The types of implants we have at Zoi are
Zoi’s expert surgeons use computer-navigated technique to perform the surgery with great accuracy. This advanced technology enables them to remove the damaged tissue with precision and insert the implant in the exact position.
A simple one and a half hour surgery to make sure you live pain-free till the end of time. Usually you are made mobile on the day of surgery or next morning with a walker assistance, guided by our physical therapist.
For complete recovery, you must follow up with the doctor at the end of two weeks, one month and one year from the date of surgery. The physical therapist guides through the process of rehabilitation at home. By end of six weeks, you could get back to work and depending on your health condition and age, the complete recovery would take 8 months to 1 ye
You would be able to stop using your crutches or walking frame to minimize pain. However, it may take up to three months for pain and swelling to settle down. It can take up to a year for any leg swelling to disappear.
TKR is carried out on a patient so that patient is pain free and is able to carry out activities of daily living independently. It helps to alleviate the dependency on painkillers and lead a happy life.
After completion of the procedure, the patient is under the care of an intensivist, operating surgeon, physical therapist and dietician. Pain control measures are taken immediately and gradual rehabilitation towards recovery is supervised by the team to ensure that patient is discharged in a stable condition.
Alternatives to the procedure at early stage of arthritis and pain include anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy and bracing, intra articular steroid injections, High Tibial Osteotomy, Unicondylar knee replacement. At advanced stage of arthritis Total Knee Replacement is the only answer.
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