What is knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery (Arthroplasty) involves the replacement of damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial bone. The more accurate term would be “knee resurfacing” because only the surface of the bone is replaced.
How knee replacement surgery is performed?
There are four steps:
1. The diseased cartilage surface along with some amount of underlying bone at the ends of the femur and tibia are removed.
2. It is then replaced with metal components that recreate the surface of the joint.
3. The undersurface of the kneecap (patella) is cut and resurfaced.
4. Then a medical-grade plastic spacer is inserted between the metal components to provide a smooth gliding surface.
Why do you need knee replacement surgery?
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, disorders that cause unusual bone growth, osteonecrosis, knee injury, knee deformity with pain and loss of cartilage. If the above conditions don't improve with other treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, lubricating injections, physical therapy, or other surgeries, then knee replacement surgery will be recommended.
How long does it take to complete a knee replacement procedure?
The procedure usually lasts for one to two hours.
How long does it take to recover following knee replacement surgery?
Mostly the patients can restart their daily activities by themselves within 6 weeks. However, it might take 4 to 6 months or up to one year to fully recover and acquire the complete benefits of knee replacement surgery.
How much does it cost a knee replacement surgery approximately?
In India, the knee replacement surgery cost varies from INR 150,000 to INR 230,000 depending on the hospital and the facilities they provide.
You can request quotation from the listed hospitals
Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre
Wayanad Road, Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala
Sunrise Hospital, Seaport – Airport Road, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 030, Kerala, India
Aster MIMS Kottakkal
Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd Changuvetty, Kottakkal P.O, Malappuram
Sreechand Speciality Hospital
Sreechand Speciality Hospitals Pvt ltd, Near SN park, Kannur Kerala - 670001