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Knee replacement

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.

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You can request quotation from the listed hospitals

MGM Healthcare

New No 72, Old No 54 Nelson Manickam Road


mCare Smart Clinic

Kinfra Hi Tech Park Kalamassery Kochi, Kerala 683503


Rajagiri Hospital

Near GTN Junction, Chunangamvely Aluva, Kochi, Kerala


Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre

Wayanad Road, Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala


Ananthapuri Hospitals

NH Byepass 66, Airport Road, Near Courtyard Garden


B&B Memorial Hospital

Opp. Thrikkakara Temple, Thrikkakara P.O, Cochin


KIMSHEALTH, Trivandrum

P.B.No.1, Anayara P.O, Trivandrum – 695029, Kerala, India


Aster MIMS, Calicut

Mini By-pass Road, Govindapuram P.O., Calicut


Kinder Multispeciality Hospital

Kinder Hospital, Kalamassery, Kochi-682033, Kerala, India


Sunrise Hospital

Sunrise Hospital, Seaport – Airport Road, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 030, Kerala, India


KMC Hospital

opposite Jyothi Theatre, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka 575019

Dakshina Kannada

Aster MIMS Kottakkal

Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd Changuvetty, Kottakkal P.O, Malappuram


Malabar Hospital

Eranjipalam Junction, Eranjipalam Kozhikode, Kerala


Sreechand Speciality Hospital

Sreechand Speciality Hospitals Pvt ltd, Near SN park, Kannur Kerala - 670001


VPS Lakeshore Hospital

NH-66 Bypass, near Police Station, Nettoor, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala


Aster MIMS Kannur

Chala east


A.J Hospital and Research Centre

National High Way 66, Kuntikana

Dakshina Kannada

Indiana Hospital

Pumpwell junction, Mahaveer Circle, Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada