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Total Knee Replacement in Kolkata

Total Knee Replacement Surgery, also known as Arthroplasty, is performed to find relief for pain and return functionality to damaged or diseased knee joints.

The treatment plan is determined by the doctor based on the patient’s age, weight, overall health, activity level, and the shape & size of the knee.

Duration: 2 hours

Hospitalization: 5-7 days

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Total 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

Total Knee Replacement – Causes

A Total Knee Replacement Surgery is usually required when the patient has a severely damaged or diseased knee, most commonly caused by Osteoarthritis, or an injury.

Total 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

Total Knee Replacement – Treatment

Total Knee Replacement surgery involves cutting-off of the damaged cartilage and bone from the thigh bone, knee cap, and shin bone. This is then replaced with an artificial joint made up of high grade plastics, metal alloys, and polymers.

Whether or not a knee replacement surgery is the right option for you is determined by the doctor based on the extent of damage, strength and stability of the knee and its range of motion.

The doctor establishes a treatment plan based on the patient’s age, weight, level of activity, overall health, and the shape & size of the knee.

Total Knee Replacement – Risks & Complications

Total Knee Replacement surgery is minimally invasive and thereby, a low risk surgery. However, some of the associated risks and complications of a total knee replacement surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Nerve Damage
  • Blood clot in leg veins
  • Blood clot in lungs
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Failure of the artificial joint with regular stressors and wearing out

If the patient experiences fever, chills, drainage from the site of surgery, and redness/swelling/pain in the knee that is on a constant rise, schedule an appointment with the doctor immediately. These symptoms could be indicators of a possible infection.

Total Knee Replacement – Pre Op Care

  • The doctor may ask you to discontinue certain medications before undergoing the surgery
  • You may have to stop intake of any food or water few hours before 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

Total Knee Replacement – Post Op Care

if the patient experiences fever, chills, drainage from the site of surgery, and increasing redness/swelling/pain in the knee, get in touch with the doctor immediately.

Apart from this, it is important to maintain a regular exercise routine once fully recovered, to keep your joints functioning, flexible and strong.

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Frequently Asked Questionss

How long does a Total Knee Replacement surgery last?

A total knee replacement surgery lasts for about 2 hours.

What are the risks and complications associated with a Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

Risks and complications involved in total knee replacement surgery include infection, nerve damage, pneumonia, heart attack, stroke, and blood clot.

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

You will have to stay in the hospital for about 5-7 days after a total knee replacement surgery.

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

If you experience increasing redness/swelling/pain in the knee, fever or chills, or drainage from the site of surgery, you must get in touch with your doctor immediately.

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