Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery at Sterling Hospitals Ahmedabad is a highly effective Orthopaedic procedure that can help patients suffering from various knee joint conditions to regain mobility, reduce pain, and improve their quality of life. There are several indications for knee replacement surgery, including: 


Osteoarthritis: This is the most common reason for knee replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes the cartilage in the knee joint to wear away over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. 

Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints, including the knee joint. Over time, rheumatoid arthritis can damage the cartilage in the knee joint, leading to pain and disability. 

Post-traumatic arthritis: This can occur after a knee injury, such as a fracture or ligament tear. The damage sustained during the injury can lead to the development of arthritis in the knee joint over time, necessitating knee replacement surgery. 

Other conditions: Knee replacement surgery may also be recommended for patients with other knee joint conditions, such as avascular necrosis, where the blood supply to the bone is compromised, or knee deformities that affect joint function. 


Types of surgery: 

  1. Total Knee Replacement (TKR): In this procedure, the entire knee joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant. The damaged bone and cartilage are removed, and the prosthetic components, made of metal and plastic, are implanted to replace the joint surfaces. 

  1. Partial Knee Replacement (PKR): Also known as unicompartmental knee replacement, this procedure involves replacing only the damaged part of the knee joint, typically the inner or outer compartment. This is a less invasive surgery and may be suitable for patients with limited knee joint damage. 


Life after knee replacement:

After knee replacement surgery, patients can experience significant improvement in their quality of life. Pain is usually reduced, and mobility and function are restored, allowing patients to resume their daily activities with less discomfort. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are important parts of the recovery process to help patients regain strength, flexibility, and mobility in the knee joint. With proper post-operative care and adherence to the surgeon's instructions, most patients can expect to return to their regular activities, including walking, climbing stairs, and participating in low-impact exercises, within a few months after surgery. Regular follow-up visits with the Orthopaedic surgeon and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including weight management and regular exercise, can help ensure the long-term success of the knee replacement surgery. 

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