Knee Replacement Surgery: Adding life to years!

Knee ReplacementKnee replacement surgery is inevitable when the knee pain and stiffness does not respond to any other treatment and even the simplest of activities becomes very difficult especially for people above 50 years with severe osteoarthritis.

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The knee replacement surgery in Bangalore has become the most common form of joint replacement surgery.

Prosthesis in – pain out.

The surgery is performed under general or spinal anaesthesia. The damaged part of the joint is removed and the bone surface is shaped to hold a metal or plastic artificial joint. The artificial joint is attached to the thigh bone, shin and knee cap, the attached artificial parts forms the new knee joint. The artificial components of a total knee replacement are referred to as the prosthesis.

Wipe off the disability forever.

Vikram Hospital is among the best multispecialty hospitals that offer total knee replacement surgery in Bangalore. The surgery requires about 1 ½ to 3 hours of operative time and at least 3-5 days of hospital stay. The improvement is phenomenal after a month of surgery. The pain of the damaged joint gradually disappears and the body gets used to the newly constructed joint. Walking devices such as parallel bars, crutches, walker, or cane is recommended to start walking, after six weeks walking would require minimal assistance. Physical therapy is recommended to restore muscle strength. The duration of the therapy may last according to the progress. After knee replacement surgery, precaution should be taken as to avoid twisting the involved leg for at least six weeks and keep the involved knee as straight as possible. Kneeling and squatting also should be avoided soon after the surgery. Vikram Hospital has the best ortho care facility that offers knee replacement surgery in Bangalore along with complete rehabilitation services. Treating osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee may require medication and rehabilitation, but the right choice of shoes can also go a long way. According to a review published in Current Opinion in Rheumatology, the right shoes or insoles can help decrease the pressure put on the knees and help with pain caused by OA of the knee.

The Advances of Knee Replacement Surgery in Bangalore

Vikram hospital is among the best multispecialty hospitals that are well equipped with advanced equipments to facilitate the best outcomes for the knee replacement surgery in Bangalore. The joint implants used are of best quality and will last about 20 years or more. Improvements in surgical techniques and artificial joint materials has made these artificial joints last even longer.

The minimally invasive surgery that Vikram Hospital offers has revolutionized the knee replacement surgery in Bangalore.  Its key characteristic is that it uses specialized techniques and instruments to enable the surgeon to perform major surgery without a large incision.

The healing would take time and sheer will power but as you walk towards a pain free life you will feel that the journey was worth it!

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