FASTTRACK TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Knee pain caused can determine by the different symptoms like a continuous ache, sharp pain in use, discomfort and each person experience varies in this. In some cases, knee pain appears by mechanical errors like the weak thigh, hip muscles and may be incorrect foot posture, in these cases small time use of knee braces and regular physiotherapy is enough to recover. The pain caused by arthritis is severe and it affects your daily active life. Total or partial knee replacement is a procedure to replace the diseased (arthritic) parts of the joint with artificial joint components (usually the surfaces of the ends of the bones). Artificial knee replacement surgery is becoming an increasingly common way of treating the condition in older people.
Simply knee replacement surgery involves in inserting metal alloy plastic ceramic prosthesis in diseased knee surgically to make it function normally. The main reason behind replacing any arthritic joint with an artificial joint is to stop the bones from rubbing against each other and causing pain. Replacing the painful arthritic joint with an artificial joint gives the bones new surfaces, which move smoothly without causing pain. The goal is to help you return to your normal activities with less pain and greater freedom of movement.
Types of knee replacement surgeries:
Total knee replacement surgery: This type surgery may suite for old age individuals, the orthopedic surgeon replace the surfaces of the thigh bone and shin bone with an alloy plastic ceramic prosthesis that connects to the knee.
Partial knee replacement surgery: As the name suggests this surgery perform only on arthritis affected side. It is suitable for you if you have strong knee ligaments. Partial knee replacement surgery has less cut compare with a total replacement.
Complex and revision knee replacement: Complex knee replacement surgery is performed in severe arthritis condition and revision surgery is done if you have already had knee replacement surgeries before.
Knee replacement surgery technology:
The Maxcure hospital uses computer navigation technology to perform knee replacement surgery in Hyderabad. The advanced implants designs providing great and more normal motion and minimally invasive surgical techniques make a way to speedy recovery. All these advanced technologies resulted in less time on a walker, shorter hospital stay and quick recovery to normal functional active life.
During the knee replacement surgery, computer navigation guides the surgeon through the implantation of knee replacement. It is innovative technology and advanced. This technology works with infrared sensing and precisely advise the surgeon to point exact location to position new knee implants. This technology improving the accuracy of alloy plastic ceramic prosthesis implantation in the knee replacement surgeries and moving forward in minimizing the surgical exposure.
FAQ’s on knee replacement surgery:
Q1. Do I need a Joint Replacement Surgery?
If you’re suffering from pain and loss of function in your knees, we have the resources you need to learn more about symptoms, non-surgical treatments, joint surgery options, total joint replacement (TJR), and recovery.
Q2. How long will I be in the hospital after total knee replacement surgery?
The length of time spent in the hospital varies from patient to patient. The average length of stay for a total knee replacement is 2 to 3 days.
Q3. What is Fast track Knee Replacement Surgery?
The patient can be able to walk within 3-4 hours* after Knee Replacement Surgery.
Q4. Fasttrack Knee Replacement Surgery Cost and Package details?
Total Knee Replacement Package, it’s cost you approximately 2 lacs – 3 lacs per single leg depends on the type of knee implant or knee material chosen by you like an imported implant, ceramic, oxinium, golden knee.
TKR Package includes:
1) Total Knee Implant Cost
2) Operation Theatre charges
3) Room Charges
4) Food for the Patient
5) Doctors fees
6) Ortho-Physiotherapy Fees for 3 Days
7) Medicine charges for 3 Days
Q5. What is the recovery time for Total Knee Replacement Surgery?
Everyone heals from total knee replacement surgery at a different pace. In most cases, however, you will likely use a walker or crutches for 2 to 4 weeks after your operation. You will then advance to a cane and wean to no assistive device at all. You will gradually return to normal function without any assistive devices. In general, most patients are close to full recovery after 2 months.
Q6. When do my stitches or staples come out after total knee replacement surgery?
Your surgeon may close your wound in a variety of ways.
If you have staples, they should be removed 2 weeks postoperatively. This will be done by a visiting nurse, home physical therapist, or at a rehabilitation facility if you are not at home.
If you have stitches, they are absorbable and do not need to be removed. The steri-strips that have been applied can be kept in place until they fall off on their own. They will help keep the skin edges together. If they have not fallen off by 2 weeks, it is OK to peel them off. Some wounds have a tail of suture that is visible at each end of the incision. You may trim this level with the skin at 2 weeks.
Q7. Do I need physical therapy after total knee replacement surgery?
Yes! The Physical Therapist plays a very important role in your recovery. You will see a physical therapist soon after your operation and throughout your stay at the hospital. If you go home, you will likely have a therapist come to visit you (usually 2-3 times a week). Sometimes, you will be referred to an outpatient physical therapist. If you go to a rehabilitation hospital, you will receive therapy there. Your therapist will help you walk, regain motion, build strength, and reach your postoperative goals. Your therapist will keep your surgeon informed of your progress.