If your Knee Pain, stiffness restricts you from having a independent lifestyle for
You need help/ assistance with activities that you once did on your own
You avoid certain activities
You have confined yourself to your house
You are no longer able to travel or perform your hobbies such as gardening, morning walk.
Then answer to this question is YES
No , only roughened, damaged surface of the joint will be removed and replaced with Metal implant, remaining joint will remain natural.
It is always better to get your replacement done in your home town ( if facility is available), because about 02-03 months after replacement is the most crucial time, you will have to consult your surgeon and your physiotherapist multiple times in this period, hence it is always wise to get your surgery done as near as possible.
No bed Rest is required. You will be helped by a Physiotherapist and your Surgeon in walking with walking Aid with-in 72 hours after surgery
No, there will be no plaster, person will be encouraged to perform Knee range exercise within 48 hours after surgery.
You will be helped with stairs climbing by the Hospital Physiotherapist within 05 days after surgery
Pain remains for about 3-4 weeks post surgery, this pain is mainly because of the surgical stitches and scar, pain will gradually reduce from 5th day onwards, and will remain minimal after 2nd week.
Antibiotics & Pain Killers – for 2-3 weeks post surgery
Vitamin and Calcium - about 6 months to increase general bone strength
Usually a implanted knee has a life of 20-30 years, it depends on various factors such as post op exercises, weight management, and precautions.
Avoid high-demand or high-impact activities like running or jogging, contact sports, jumping sports, and high impact aerobics.
1. Risk of Infection is always there. However we give you a complete course of antibiotics before and after surgery to prevent any of this. such as infection. Patients who are known Diabetics, have higher risk of post-operative infection. If you do develop infection inspite all precautions, treatment options are available. The last resort is Re-Revision Replacement Surgery.
2. Stiffness: It is important to continue knee exercises for atleast 3 months after surgery. Exercises are taught to patient during the hospital stay. Patient can also walk-in to the Physiotherapy unit or consult with the Physiotherapist for guidance on exercises after surgery. If all instructions are followed, chances of stiffness in operated knees is rare