What is Knee replacement? And where you can find the best knee replacement surgery in Jaipur

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement can also be called Knee arthroplasty. In knee arthroplasty, your knee joints damaged, or the defective part is replaced with a new artificial part called a prosthesis. Your damaged joint part’s replacement can be done through the surgical procedure by orthopaedic doctors or orthopaedic surgeon.

Get relief from your severe knee pain from our top orthopaedic doctors in Jaipur.

Knee replacement can also be done by resurfacing the damaged part of your knee. A knee replacement surgeon carries the surgical procedure. If you live in Jaipur and suffer from knee pain, then consult the best knee replacement surgeon in Jaipur.

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Why choose NAV Imperial Hospital for your knee Replacement Surgery

  • We provide the best robotics knee replacement surgery by our best knee specialist doctor in Jaipur.
  • Dr Sachin Gupta (M.S.(Ortho, M.B.B.S.), F.I.A.A.S (USA), F.I.A.S (Ahmadabad)) is one of the highly-qualified and the best-known knee, hip, and spine surgeon/doctor in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Dr Sachin Gupta has performed more the 5000+ successful orthopaedic surgeries in Jaipur.
  • Dr Mahesh Jangir (MS General Surgeon, MBBS, FMAS, DIP-MAS) an esteemed and one of the best general surgeons in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He is a leading head general surgeon at NAV Imperial Hospital.
  • We provide the best treatment to our knee replacement patients with 100% successful result so far.
  • We provide the best MRI services in Jaipur.
  • We facilitate modern diagnostic lab and laser treatment technologies.
  • We offer 24*7 medical services.

Knee replacement surgery in Jaipur at NAV Imperial hospital

At NAV imperial hospital, we provide the best knee replacement surgery in the following manner

  • At NAV imperial hospital, the joints adjoining the diseased knee are carefully evaluated before the knee replacement surgery. This step is essential to make certain optimal outcome and recovery from the surgery.
  • In addition to that, all medicine that the patient is taking is carefully reviewed. Blood-thinning medications are to be adjusted or discontinued before surgery.
  • Routine blood tests of kidney and liver function and urine tests are evaluated to predict the signs of anaemia, abnormal metabolism or infection.
  • ECG (Electrocardiography) and Chest X-ray are performed to exclude the significant lung and heart disease that may prohibit anaesthesia or surgery.
  • Finally, the orthopaedic surgeon will perform knee replacement surgery. The surgery takes 2-3 hours.
  • After the surgery procedure, the knee replacement surgeon will examine the patient’s knee’s artificial joint part by bending the patient’s knee.
  • The physical therapist will provide you with a couple of exercises for your new implanted knee’s smooth functioning.

Why knee replacement is done

  • Knee replacement surgery is done to get rid of the pain caused by osteoarthritis.
  • The knee arthroplasty is for replacing the damaged part of the knee joint with the artificial part (prosthesis).
  • The knee replacement surgeon does this surgery to give relive to the knee pain of the patient.
  • The knee arthroplasty may be considered for the person who has a severe knee injury or arthritis.
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Whom we offer knee replacement surgery

  • A knee replacement surgeon offers a person with severe knee pain or knee injury a knee replacement surgery.
  • For a person who is suffering from osteoarthritis, knee replacement surgery is offered.
  • If the person’s knee is knifed or swollen, the knee replacement surgeon/orthopaedic surgeon will suggest the knee replacement surgery.
  • A person with rheumatoid arthritis is offered knee replacement surgery.
  • A person is suffering from gout disease.
  • A person’s knee deformity with pain and loss of cartilage.

Kinds of knee replacement surgery

A knee replacement can be of the following types:-

Total knee replacement surgery

An orthopaedic surgeon/ knee replacement surgeon performs total knee replacement surgery when a patient has severe pain in the knee.
In total knee replacement surgery, the knee replacement surgeon removed the entire joint part of the knee and replaced it with a new artificial part or a new robotic knee.
If a person has wear and tear in more than one part of the knee component or joint, then the total knee replacement surgery is performed.

Partial knee replacement

Partial Knee replacement surgery is performed when you have wear and tear in just one part of your knee.
When a damaged or defective knee joint is treated partially and appropriately cured, a knee replacement doctor is called partial knee replacement.When the knee joint is damaged partially, then the replacement of that part only is called partial knee replacement.

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Alternative surgery for knee replacement

There are also some alternative surgeries for knee replacement surgery, but this surgery’s outcome might not be suitable in the long run.

The alternatives surgeries include the following.

  • Osteotomy
  • Arthroscopic washout and debridement
  • Mosaicplasty

The procedure followed in knee replacement

The following procedure is followed in your knee replacement surgery:-

Before your knee replacement surgery

  • Your general doctor will gather the information regarding your physical health. The reports will be forwarded to the anesthesiologist to decide which anaesthesia they will provide during the surgery.
  • Your orthopaedic doctor will give intravenous antibiotic before, during and after the knee replacement surgery procedure to prevent the post-surgical infection.
  • Your ECG test and chest X-ray will be performed to prohibit the lung and heart disease from the surgery or anaesthesia.
  • You will be asked to go for the urine and blood test, and further, your test will be evaluated for the sign of anaemia or infection.

During your knee replacement surgery

  • Your knee will be in a bent position to expose all surfaces of the joint. After making an incision about 15 to 25 centimetres (6 to 10 inches) long, your knee replacement surgeon moves aside your kneecap and cuts away the defective knee joint surfaces.
  • After preparing the joint surfaces, the orthopaedic surgeon will attach the pieces of the human-made joint. Before closing the incision, the orthopaedic doctor /knee replacement surgeon will rotate and bend your knee for checking of the artificial part that used is working correctly or not.
  • The knee replacement surgery will last for two hours.

After your knee replacement surgery

  • After the knee replacement surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for 2-3 hours.
  • The physical therapist will give you a couple of home exercises to strengthen your thigh and calf muscles.
  • Your orthopaedic doctor will ask you to move your ankle and foot, which increases blood flow to your leg muscles and helps in preventing blood clots and swelling.
  • You'll likely receive a wear support hose or compression boots and blood thinners for further protection against blood clotting swelling.
  • You might ask to continue your daily walks for the smooth functioning of your artificial knee joint part.
  • You'll be asked to do frequent breathing exercise and other couples of exercise to make you comfortable with your new knee joint.

Signs that it might be time for a Knee Replacement

  • If you suffer from severe osteoarthritis, you should consult the best knee replacement surgeon for knee replacement surgery.
  • If you are facing Rheumatoid arthritis,
  • If your knee gets stiffened from sitting in a movie theatre or a car, you should go for knee replacement surgery.
  • You should consult the best orthopaedic doctor if your tests show significant knee joint damage or advanced arthritis.
  • If you have a severe knee injury.
  • If the medication procedure cannot reduce your knee joint pain, it may be time to get your damaged knee joint replaced by a knee replacement surgeon.
  • If you cannot walk or bend your knee correctly, then consult the best knee replacement surgeon in your area.
  • You are suffering from gout disease.
  • You are not able to do your routine work without help.

The risk involved in knee replacement surgery

  • You might face blood clotting in the legs after your knee replacement surgery.
  • You may face a pulmonary embolism that causes chest pain, shortness of breath and even shock.
  • You may face a urinary tract infection.
  • You might have stiffness and chronic knee pain.
  • You may have bled into the knee joint.
  • You might have a wound infection.
  • You may have an infection around the prosthesis.
  • The dislocation of the artificial part may trouble you.
  • You may face the prosthesis’s malfunction because of the dislocation, loosening or breakage of the prosthesis.

Side effects of knee replacement surgery

There are several side effects of knee replacement surgery, and that is as follows:-

  • Dislocation
  • Wound infection
  • Blood clotting
  • Joint pain
  • Pulmonary embolism\
  • Bone fracture
  • Nerve and artery damage
  • Swelling and pain
  • Side effects from anaesthesia
  • Allergic reaction from medicines