What is knee replacement surgery?

Knee Replacement which is also known as arthroplasty is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability. Bone surfaces and cartilages that have been damaged are replaced through implants. These implants are artificial surfaces that are made up of metal and plastic. It is one of the largest joints of the body. The structure of the knee is a complex hinge type of joint which consists of three bones: the tibia (shin bone), the patella (knee cap), and the femur (thigh bone). Ligaments join the knee bones which provide movement and stability.

How does knee replacement surgery take place?

During the knee replacement surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged surfaces of the knee joint and then resurfaces it with the knee prosthesis. They are usually of two types: cemented and uncemented out of which the cemented prosthesis is used more often. This is made up of plastic and metal Later the prosthesis is attached to the bone with surgical cement. In the case of an uncemented prosthesis, the prosthesis is attached to the bone with a porous surface onto which the bone grows to attach to the prosthesis. Later the incision is closed with surgical tapes or stitches.

What is theDifference between a healthy and an arthritic knee?

Ligaments and muscles provide stability because of which the knee weight-bearing surfaces allow painless moments, in the case of a healthy knee. Whereas the cartilage cushion is worn out in case of an arthritic knee. The bones rub together and it becomes rough due to which there is difficulty in walking as there are inflammations and pain.

Who all needs Total knee Replacement surgery?

Patients suffering from Osteoarthritis are the ones who are usually advised to go for total knee replacement. Conditions which may require knee replacement are as follows:

  • Ligament injuries
  • Arthritis such as Rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis.
  • Dysplasias

When is a patient advised to undergo knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement is advised when nonsurgical options such as medication, physical therapy, and other walking aid are not able to help the patient to alleviate the pain. Total knee replacement is major surgery and therefore the patient is advised to go through this surgery only when all the above medications fail to provide relief. Some more reasons when a patient is advised to go through this surgery are as follows: If there is any instability in the knee If there are deformities in the knee because of which it is impossible to stay active throughout the day. If the patient is unable to sleep because the pain in the knee is so severe. If there is any stiffness or swelling in the knee joint. If it gets impossible to work.

Why choose our team for knee replacement surgery?

Here are a few reasons why you should choose our team for knee replacement surgery:-

  • Affordable cost
  • Latest and advanced technology
  • India’s top surgeons
  • Excellent team of experienced surgeons
  • Top-Notch facilities
  • Multidisciplinary staff

At Blue bliss Hospital, we have highly qualified doctors with an experienced team of surgeons in their respective fields such as Bone cancer surgeons, limb reconstruction surgeons, Paediatric orthopaedic surgeons.
Blue bliss hospital has an experienced team of orthopaedic surgeons headed by Dr Chandrashekar chikkamuniyappa who also runs a joint replacement fellowship for young orthopaedic surgeons at the hospital. He has also been awarded the “Aryabhata international award” in 2010 and many more. With power-packed experienced surgeons, blue bliss hospital also uses the advanced and latest technology. They provide the best facility possible at an affordable cost in a city such as Bangalore.