Knee Replacement Surgery
- What is Knee Replacement surgery?
Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint which helps to relieve pain and disability, which is also known as knee arthroplasty. It is most commonly performed for osteoarthritis. It is also performed for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
- When do you need a Knee Replacement surgery?
Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for Knee Replacement surgery in Chennai. It provides various procedures for Knee Replacement.
Signs that you need a Knee Replacement surgery:
- Severe knee pain that limits your everyday activities
- While resting, day or night you have moderate or severe knee pain
- Long-lasting knee inflammation and swelling
- A bowing in or out of your leg
- No pain relief
- What is the prosthetic material made of?
Alloys of cobalt-chromium and titanium are used to make artificial knees. High-grade, wear-resistant plastic are used to make the bearing portion of the joint. The most common type used in knee replacement implants worldwide is the combination of metal-plastic bearing.
- How is the Knee Replacement surgery done?
It takes 1 to 2 hours for a Knee Replacement surgery. Gleneagles Global Hospital is one of the best hospitals for Knee Replacement surgery in Chennai. The damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the knee by the surgeon. Metal implants are then attached to the ends of the thigh and calf bones by the doctor. A plastic spacer which goes between the metal pieces helps the new joint move smoothly.
- What is the post-surgery care to be taken?
Take your pain medicine as instructed by your surgeon to help manage discomfort or pain after your surgery. Rest between activities, lie down, elevate your surgical leg. Also put cold packs around your surgical knee at least three times a day.
- When can I start walking after the Knee Replacement surgery?
Doctors will help you stand within 12 to 24 hours after your operation. You will be encouraged to walk with a frame or crutches. After about a week, most people are able to walk on their own.