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Partial Knee Replacement in Kolkata

Partial Knee Replacement surgery is performed for patients with osteoarthritis, whose only one knee compartment is affected.

In this surgery, only the affected compartment of the knee is replaced, preserving the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments.

Duration: 2 Hours

Hospitalization: 1-2 days

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Partial Knee Replacement – Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms and indicators for the need of a knee replacement surgery are:

  • Severe pain in the knee
  • Trouble climbing up the staircase
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty when sitting in or getting out of chairs
  • Knee pain during or after exercise
  • Stiffness in the knee after sitting in a seat for sometime
  • Decrease in knee motion and range
  • Swelling and stiffness in knee
  • Knee pain during rainy weather
  • Feeling that you knee is giving away

Partial Knee Replacement – Causes

Patients who have been diagnosed with Lateral or Medial Knee Osteoarthritis can undergo Partial Knee Replacement surgery. Additionally, those with a good enough range of knee motion, stability in the knee, intact anterior cruciate ligament, and damage to only one compartment of the knee, can be considered for a Partial Knee Replacement.

Apart from this, those with an old injury may also be considered a potential candidate for a partial knee replacement.

Partial Knee Replacement – Diagnosis

The doctor may diagnose the need for a knee replacement surgery based on:

  • History of pain and injury provided by the patient
  • Physical examination of the knee
  • X-Ray
  • Physical Tests
  • Blood Tests
  • Fluid check if there is swelling in the joint

Partial Knee Replacement – Treatment

A Partial Knee Replacement surgery is performed to remove damaged bone and tissue in the knee joint. With this procedure, only the parts of the knee affected by the arthritis are replaced with an artificial implant.

The partial knee replacement surgeries are usually performed using small incisions, resulting in faster recovery.

Partial Knee Replacement – Risks & Complications

Risks and Complications associated with Partial Knee Replacement include:

  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Nerve Damage
  • Bone Fracture
  • Blood Clot
  • Genitourinary Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Heart Attack
  • Implant Failure

If the patient experiences fever, chills, increasing pain, or bleeding, schedule an appointment with the doctor immediately.

Partial Knee Replacement – Pre Op Care

  • The doctor may ask you to discontinue or start certain medication before undergoing the surgery
  • Make arrangements for someone to take care of you and help you out immediately after the surgery
  • Make appropriate arrangements so that the need to climb stairs immediately after the surgery is eliminated or significantly reduced
  • Arrange for a comfortable and secure chair for the patient to sit on while showering
  • Get rid of all loose rugs and fittings that someone may trip on, from the living space
  • Avoid smoking for a few days before the surgery

Vaginal Cyst – Post Op Care

For a faster and better recovery from a partial knee replacement, start physiotherapy and light movement at the earliest. Also, your doctor may prescribe you medications such as antibiotics to avoid infections, blood thinners to avoid blood clots, and for pain management.

If the patient experiences fever, chills, bleeding, or increasing pain, get in touch with your doctor immediately.

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Frequently Asked Questionss

I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Can I opt for a partial knee replacement?

No, typically those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis have a completely disease affected joint. A partial knee replacement tends to only a part of the knee joint.

How long will I have to stay hospitalised after a Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?

You will have to stay in the hospital for about 1-2 days after a partial knee replacement surgery.

What are the danger or warning signs I need to look out for after the surgery?

If you experience bleeding, increasing pain, fever/chills, or discharge/odour from the incision site, you must get in touch with your doctor immediately.

Is Osteoarthritis limited to a certain age group?

Typically, osteoarthritis is believed to be present in 30% of the population, equally affecting both men and women under 50 years of age. More women are affected by this condition in the age group of 50 years & above.

Can I avoid this surgery if I’ve been taking anti-inflammatory medication and have maintained a healthy body weight?

If your knee pain persists despite being on medication and maintaining a healthy body weight, you may want to consider opting for a knee replacement surgery.

Is a Partial Knee Replacement surgery painful?

You may experience some pain after the surgery. Your doctor may prescribe medication for pain management.

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  • All major insurances / TPAs covered & smooth claim clearance
  • Hassle free hospital admission and discharge
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