Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement is also known as knee arthroplasty or total knee replacement. It is a surgery that resurfaces the knee damaged by arthritis. It uses metal and plastic parts for capping the ends of the bones that form the knee joint. This surgery is performed for patients with severe arthritis or knee injury. We have some of the best orthopaedic surgeons for knee replacement surgery in Bangalore.
Knee replacement surgery aims to stabilize the parts of the knee joint that has been deteriorated and for relieving the knee pain which cannot be controlled by other treatments. Knee replacements can be done for single as well as both the knees. The advantage of getting them simultaneously is that it requires only one hospital stay and one rehabilitation period for healing both the knees.
The surgery is performed while the patient is under anaesthesia. During the surgery, the doctor removes the damaged surfaces of the knee joint and resurface the same with the prosthesis. The prosthesis is made from metal and plastic. The most common type is called cemented prosthesis. It is attached to the bone with surgical cement.
The patient is kept in the hospital under observation after the surgery. It is important to move the new joint post the surgery. A physical therapist can help you do the same. The pain will be controlled by medicine to help you exercise. The hospital will develop a comprehensive exercise plan for your help. The patient will be discharged home or sent to a rehabilitation centre. In any case, the doctor arranges physical therapy until the time the patient regains muscle strength and a good range of motion. The hospital is renowned for having some of the best doctors for the knee replacement surgery in Bangalore.