Knee Replacement Surgery in Bangalore

Apollo Spectra provide world class knee replacement surgery in Bangalore. When is knee replacement surgery needed? Kneecaps are often destroyed with time and its destruction can cause an impaired functioning. Rubbing of the joints can lead to many problems and the person may not be able to walk properly. It can also be the result of osteoarthritis which causes joint inflammation, swelling and other problems. This can also have a considerable effect on the surrounding tissues and cause problem in performing daily activities.

Knee replacement surgery is the very effective method to reduce the pain and inflammation considerably and almost all the people find its results to be very good and long lasting. It is also considered as one of the safest procedure.
The procedure involves removing of the damaged kneecap and replacing it with a metal one so that your limb can move freely once again. The kneecap is put near the shin bone so that your movement can be restored.

Types of Knee Replacement Surgeries
  • Partial knee replacement surgery–  Only the damaged part of your knee is replaced with an artificial one in this surgery. The small incision is made to replace the kneecap and hence less recovery time is required. This will also help in preventing unnecessary blood loss during the surgery. One of the drawbacks of this surgery is that you may have to get your kneecap replaced again eventually if the problem doesn’t go away and no improvement is seen.
  • Total knee replacement- It involves complete replacement of the kneecap, as the name suggests. As mentioned before, the kneecap is replaced with a metal one so that normal functioning of your limb can be restored. It may take a while for you to recover from total knee replacement surgery. You can also take help of physiotherapy, consult with your doctor to know more about it. If both of your kneecaps are affected and requires replacement, it is done at the same time. This is known as bilateral knee replacement. This also reduced the recovery period and you won’t have to go through the procedure twice to get your kneecaps replaced.

After the total knee replacement surgery in Bangalore is performed, you can expect to get discharged 3-5 days post surgery. You will be assisted while walking to the washroom and other places as your recovery will be ongoing.  Your discharge does not mean that you will be able to resume your daily activities. The recovery period may differ from person to person and may range from a few weeks to a few months. While you recover from this, your doctor may advise you to go for a physical therapy.

Physical therapy plays an important role in your recovery as your mobility and walking abilities have to be restored to normal. Physiotherapists will also be available at the hospital and you will only be discharged once they declare you fit enough to go home and rest.

Post surgery pain can be very hard to deal with for a while and may get better once you get accustomed to it. Doctors may prescribe some painkillers to help you deal with the pain. It eventually gets better and sedatives can help you deal with it if it gets worse. The drugs are administered soon after the surgery and can be put into the body orally or through intravenous injection. Some of these drugs have the very strong effect and can also be addictive so they are only given in small amount. Drugs like morphine and oxycodone can be addictive. It is important to tell your doctor if you have a family history of addiction or have previously been an addict so that they can give you the medicines accordingly.

Oral medicines are taken by people until they get better along with some anti-inflammatory drugs. Swelling and bruising will also be observed along with the pain. Both can be relieved with the ice pack. Apply ice pack regularly on the area around your kneecap so that swelling comes down. It can last for a few weeks so nothing to worry about. Performing some exercises regularly can also help you deal with the swelling and bruising.

There are mainly no complications in this procedure and after the recovery, no unnecessary pain or swelling persists. One thing that you should keep in mind before going for the surgery is what purpose it will fulfill. You should know the extent of the inflammation so that it is known if total replacement is required or partial knee replacement surgery can be equally beneficial. Take help of your doctor to understand your condition better.

You might not be able to exercise for a while after undergoing the knee replacement surgery in Bangalore, ask your doctor about the light exercises that you can perform to stay active while you recover.