Aching knee joints can be a result of ageing, arthritis, joint infection, etc, but they restrict movement and make life difficult. Total knee replacement in India can help you rid of this ailment immediately at a much reasonable rate. Healthcare in India is a perfect amalgamation of high-end infrastructure, affordable treatment, and best knee surgeons at your disposal.
India is the most affordable option to undergo orthopaedic surgery. The pool of orthopaedic surgeons available in the country are well experienced and use the latest technologies and innovations for performing orthopaedic surgery.
The implants used are all FDA approved, however, the implants cost much lesser in India
Some key benefits you can acquire from your knee surgery in India
Without compromising on the quality of the treatment, the cost of knee replacement surgery in India is about one-sixth of the cost of knee surgery in either the US or any European country.
At excellent state-of-the-art hospitals equipped with top-notch infrastructure, you can be assured of quality treatment at a very reasonable rate.
We at MedicoExperts are committed to providing our patients with special negotiated rates without negotiated with the medical services and results.
The cost of knee replacement in India according to the type of knee surgery opted for is as follows:
|Sr. No.||Procedures||Orthopaedic Evaluation Package (USD)||Treatment cost (USD)|
|1||Traditional Total Knee Replacement(Unilateral)||600-1000||3500-5000|
|2||Traditional Total Knee Replacement(Bilateral)||600-1000||7000-10000|
|3||Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement(Unilateral)||600-1000||4500-5500|
|4||Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement(Bilateral)||600-1000||9000-11,000|
|5||Computer Navigated NAV3 Total Knee Replacement(Unilateral)||600-1000||5000-6000|
|6||Computer Navigated NAV3 Total Knee Replacement(Bilateral)||600-1000||10,000-12,000|
|7||Partial (Uni-Compartmental)Knee Replacement||600-1000||3500-4000|
All about knee replacement surgery
Medically known as knee arthroplasty, a knee replacement surgery is a surgical intervention in which the damaged or impaired part of the knee is replaced with artificial components. Knee surgery is recommended when there is a pain, difficulty in routine movement, swelling or degenerative changes.
This surgery is recommended for patients for whom all non-surgical methods have been in vain. Total knee replacement surgery is done to replace the damaged surface with an artificial implant through a 7-8” incision around the joint.
Post-operative therapy for the patient is a must to get accustomed to the artificial implant.
Also known as uni-compartmental knee replacement, this surgery only replaces the part of the knee which is severely damaged with artificial implants.
Partial knee replacement surgery is indicated in very rare cases, where only the part of a knee joint is degenerating.
With the use of specialized surgical methods, a small 5-7” incision is made to insert the implants. The incision is done without causing injury or damage to the quadriceps muscles; hence, this method is also known as Quadriceps Sparing Knee Replacement Surgery.
The benefit of undergoing minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is lesser recovery time, fewer days in the hospital and a smaller incision.
Hi-flex knee replacement surgery allows full knee bending up to 155 degrees after the surgery. Nonetheless, not every patient can be a candidate for this surgery.
This degree of high flexion is attained only by selecting the right patient, implant design, surgical technique and aggressive rehabilitation post-surgery.
As the name suggests the surgery is performed with the highest level of precision with the skilled hand of an orthopaedic surgeon.
With the most advanced and revolutionary – NAV3 navigation technology the surgeon can accurately implant the prosthetic with minimum scarring.
This benefits the patient in the long-term performance of the knee joint, and also quicker recovery time.
Procedure for Knee Replacement Surgery
Success rate of total knee replacement surgery in India
Due to the relative reliability of the surgery and the effectiveness, this is a very popular surgery. Patients between the age group of 50-80 years generally opt for the surgery to relieve them from prolonged joint stiffness and restricted mobility. However, we have seen a gradual increase in the number of young patients suffering from osteoarthritis who opt for surgery. 85% of the knee implants are functional 20 years post-surgery, while 90% of the implants last over 10 years. About 95% of our patients have experienced immediate pain relief after the surgery and improvement in mobility.
With the improvement in technology and greater availability of a variety of implants in sizes and for a specific gender, the accuracy and success rate of total knee replacement surgery in India has momentously increased.
Frequently Asked Questions and patient concerns:
1. How many days would I have to stay in the hospital for my knee replacement surgery?
A hospital stay of 3 to 5 days is required to undergo knee replacement surgery in India. This stay includes surgery and post-operative rehabilitation. A physiotherapy session for about two weeks is also suggested, which the patient is called in for.
2. How long would I take to recover from my knee replacement surgery?
It takes about 6 weeks to completely recover from the surgery, during which the patient can move with the aid of crutches. It is advised to resume routine activities gradually, first with the help of a walking stick and then without any support. However, in certain cases, it could take even three months for the swelling and pain to subside.
3. How can I sleep after my surgery?
It is advised to use a pillow between your knees and to avoid sleeping on the stomach. Ensure to use a firm mattress for sleeping, and change positions whenever you feel discomfit.
4. Is there an age limit to undergo knee transplant?
There is no such age limit to undergo knee transplant but depends upon the pain and disability of the patient. Patients between the age group of 50 to 70 years can undergo a transplant, as that is when the knee cartilage begins to deteriorate with age, however, even young patients suffering from osteoarthritis can opt for the transplant.
5. Will my body reject the implant?
The implant joints are compatible with the body and composed of special metals to replace the knee. They do not react with body tissues thus ruling out the risk of rejection.
6. Can I resume physical activity after surgery?
Immediately after the surgery, it is advised to refrain from high impact activities like running, however, you will be advised to walk as much as possible. Gradually, with the advice of your surgeon, you can ease into activities like brisk walking, climbing, sitting cross-legged, and travelling or even play sports like golf.
7. How soon can I resume work after my knee replacement in India?
You can resume a desk job in a span of a month or 6 weeks, however, jobs can require prolonged walking or standing can be resumed after 2 months of the surgery.
8. Is it possible to get operated on both the knees simultaneously?
If the doctor suggests you are fit, then you can undergo bilateral knee replacement surgery in one sitting, however, in older patients with co-morbidities, it is advised to have a breather of a few days or a month. Generally, a bilateral knee replacement can be performed on a patient up to the age of 60.
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