Has it become hard for you to perform simple activities like walking, climbing stairs and sitting cross legged on the floor?


Have medications , Physiotherapy and walking supports ceased helping in your day to day activities?

Have Intra articular injections of Hyaluronic acid, or PRP ( platelet rich plasma ) didn’t help in relieving pain. If there is any difficulty in doing day to day activities and pain in the knee continues to remain?

Then it is time you should consider Total knee replacement surgery. Your state of knee pain can only be cured through a knee replacement surgery. At Clinician Care Hospital we believe in giving our patients world-class treatment. Our experienced doctors help all the patients walk pain free and without any support after the surgery. People have trusted Dr Vijay Sohanlal for long and he has been giving very satisfying results.

Here we have provided all the important details of a Total Knee Replacement Surgery


What is knee replacement surgery?

A knee replacement is a surgery which replaces damaged and worn parts of the knee joint with a prosthesis made of metal and plastic parts. Each patient’s knee condition is different from other which decides whether the patient needs a total or a half knee replacement. All decisions regarding the knee replacement surgery are made only after detailed consultation with our expert doctors. With the vast amount of implant choices, it is necessary that the patient understand all the advantages, disadvantages and risks associated with the type of knee replacement surgery.

Knee replacement surgery is only recommended when all other non surgical modalities of treatment failed such as medications , physiotherapy, Intra articular injections and a person finds difficulty in doing day to day activities.

At Clinician care Hospital we believe in giving our patients the best advice which works for their body and helps them in regaining their mobility and continuing their day to day activities as soon as possible.

Who should get a knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery is considered for patients whose knee joints have been damaged by progressive arthritis, trauma or other rare destructive diseases of the joint. The most common reason for knee replacements is severe osteoarthritis followed by Rheumatoid arthritis of the knees

There are majorly two types of knee replacement surgeries-

  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement

Procedure of knee replacement surgery

At Clinician care Hospital we make sure that each patient is given due care and their entire treatment process is hassle free. The whole knee replacement process from pre-surgery procedure till the time you recover from the surgery, our experienced staff stays on the edge to keep you safe and help you recover faster.

Robotic total knee replacement surgery

The recent advances in knee replacement surgery is Robotic knee replacement. It helps in achieving a perfect limb alignment, proper placement of implants and minimal bone cuts during surgery and faster recovery. You can discuss with Dr Vijay in detail about this mode of surgery.

Should you have both knee replaced in one single sitting or staged

If you have pain in your both knees it is ideal to get operated in both the knees at single sitting. The decision of doing both or single knee will be decided based on your pre operative evaluation and anaesthesia fitness.

Pre-oprative evaluation

  • Medical Evaluation
  • The first step is to get the patient’s medical history. The orthopaedic surgeons at our hospital will make a complete physical examination. This is done several days before the operation to check if you are healthy enough to get operated. People with chronic medical conditions are evaluated by specialists before they get operated.

  • Tests
  • A patient has to go through several health tests like blood test, urine test, Chest X-ray , ECG and 2D ECHO which will help the Anaesthetist and orthopaedic doctor plan the surgery.

  • Medication
  • Patients must reveal all the medications they have been taking. If they are on any blood thinner medication then we will suggest those medicines to be stopped before the surgery

Family Support

It is better to have near and dear ones around the patient through out the hospital stay and there after for faster recovery

Home Planning

There are several adjustments that must be made for a patient after they go through the surgery. These include a few changes in the home setting if not available.
Some of them are-

  • Secure handrails along your stairways
  • A stable chair for your early recovery with a firm back and two arms
  • A toilet seat riser if you have a low toilet
  • A stable shower bench or chair for bathing
  • Removing all loose carpets and cords

Recovering from knee replacement surgery

  • Take painkillers as advised by the orthopaedist
  • Do exercises as recommended by the Orthopaedist and physiotherapist
  • A physiotherapist can be arranged to visit your house to help you out in doing your exercises
  • Drive only when you are recommended to do so
  • Resume your work after 4 weeks
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