Total Knee Replacement in Pune
A total knee replacement consists of replacing a damaged knee joint with a prosthesis that will allow the patient to improve their quality of life. It is a very common procedure with a high success rate.
During surgery, the damaged cartilage and bone of the knee joint are removed. Then, the prosthesis is placed in the femur, tibia and or the back of the kneecap.
The procedure can be performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia and sedation. Your orthopaedic surgeon and your anaesthesiologist will talk to you about which method is best for you. It usually lasts about an hour and requires hospitalisation about 4 -6 days.
Before Undergoing the Procedure for Total Hip Replacement
Nowadays there are different models of knee replacements for different patients depending on their age, weight, etc. Therefore, the patient must undergo a preliminary assessment to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, and other tests if required.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
After Undergoing the Procedure for Total Knee Replacement
An elastic compression bandage will be applied, and patients must wear it for at least three months after the operation.
Patients will start moving on the first day, carefully and following the doctors indications.
Patients can start moving on carefully since the first day. They should follow the instructions from the surgeon.
Patients will need a walking frame for the first few days.
Panel of Orthopedic Doctors in Pune:
Dr.Ramesh Ranka (M.S Ortho)
Dr.Rajeev Arora (M.S Ortho)
Dr.Sachin Tapasvi(M.S Ortho)