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Knee Replacement in India

Knee Replacement in India

Knee Replacement is also called knee Arthroplasty, it is a surgical procedure to replace the weight bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability. ... Read More
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Super Specialty
  • 1250 Number of beds
  • Gurgaon
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Doctors for Knee Replacement in Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Senior Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Knee Surgery
  • 33 years of experience

Dr. Raman Kant Aggarwal

Director
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine
, Shoulder Surgery
  • 28 years of experience

Dr. Vipin Chand Tyagi

Associate Director
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine
  • 14 years of experience

Dr. Sumit Kumar

Associate Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine
, Knee Surgery
  • 10 years of experience
BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
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BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Super Specialty
  • 650 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
ABOUT HOSPITAL

Doctors for Knee Replacement in BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. Rakesh Mahajan

Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine
, Knee Surgery
  • 18 years of experience

Dr. Vivek Mittal

Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Knee Surgery
  • 25 years of experience

Dr. Rakesh Mahajan

Director
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
  • 21 years of experience

Dr. Punit Dilawari

Senior Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • 22 years of experience
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
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Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Multi Specialty
  • 750 Number of beds
  • Mumbai
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Doctors for Knee Replacement in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Shreyash Gajjar

Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine
, Knee Surgery
  • 20 years of experience

Dr Avinash Date

Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Hip Surgery
, Knee Surgery
  • 22 years of experience

Frequently Asked Questions related to Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement Surgery

Question: When can i do namaz post surgery?.

It is recommended after 6 weeks.

Question: Will i go home with a bandage?

No, the bandage is removed after the surgery and a waterproof dressing is applied for 24 hours.

Question: When can I start walking, climbing stairs and resume driving?

A person can start community walking within 2 weeks and can climb the stairs after 4-5 days and driving after 4-6 weeks.

Question: What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Weight gain, decreased endurance, cardiac and pulmonary conditions are all concerns for people who put off joint replacement for too long.In patients who wait too long, the osteoarthritis deteriorates their function.

Question: Why physiotherapy sessions are required post surgery?

It is not mandatory but if the patient is willing for physiotherapy he/she can take it for 2-3 weeks post-surgery. The physiotherapy is provided to the patient during hospitalization and the patient learns the exercises to be done post-discharge.

Question: I am diabetic, hypertensive and a heart patient so what precautions do i need to take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after knee replacement.Increasing age and history of cardiac disease increases the risk of cardiac complication after TKR.

If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it.

Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery beacuse some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

Question: What can I expect during recovery and rehabilitation from knee replacement? .

The patient is independent and ambulant within 4-5 days of surgery. Within 24 hours of surgery, the patient is made to stand.

Question: What can I expect during recovery and rehabilitation from knee replacement? .

Patient is independent and ambulant within 4-5 days of surgery. Within 24 hours of surgery the patient is made to stand.

Question: When can I start walking, climbing stairs and resume driving?

Person can start community walking within 2 weeks and can climb the stairs after 4-5 days and driving after 4-6 weeks.

Question: How long will the surgery be?What are its different types and what kind of incision is given during the surgery?

The surgery lasts less than an hour. Its is of three different types.The standard incision most widely used in total knee replacement surgery is the midline incision.

Question: For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

Typically, knee replacement patients are able to leave the hospital within 5 days depending upon the procedure, whether one knee or both the knees are getting replaced.

Question: Will i go home with a bandage?

No, the bandage is removed after the surgery and a waterproof dressing is applied for 24 hours.

Question: When can i do namaz post surgery?.

It is recommended after 6 weeks.

Question: Why physiotherapy sessions are required post surgery?

It is not mandatory but if the patient is willing for physiotherapy He/She can take it for 2-3 weeks post surgery. The physiotherapy is provided to patient during hospitalization and patient learns the exercises to be done post discharge.

Question: Will my implant be a problem if i am travelling because of the metal detection in airport security check?

All implants are MRI compatible. An implant card is given to the patient that can be shown at airport check.

Question: I am diabetic, hypertensive and a heart patient so what precautions do i need to take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after knee replacement.Increasing age and history of cardiac disease increases the risk of cardiac complication after TKR.

If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it.

Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery beacuse some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

Question: When can i do namaz post surgery?.

It is recommended after 6 weeks of the procedure.

Question: I have heard that a revision surgery would be required. Is that true?

Usually the life of an implant is 20-25 years, hence the concern of revision surgery is not that bothersome

Question: Do i need to stop my current medication before I come to India for the surgery?

Consult your doctor one week before the surgery. You can also let the case manager know about the medications, they can double check with the treating surgeon.

Question: What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Weight gain, decreased endurance, cardiac and pulmonary conditions are all concerns for people who put off joint replacement for too long.In patients who wait too long, the osteoarthritis deteriorates their function.

Question: I have heard that a revision surgery would be required. Is that true?

Usually the life of an implant is 20-25 years, hence, the concern of revision surgery is not that bothersome.

Question: What is the latest technology in knee replacement?

Four recent technology includes computer-assisted total knee replacement, minimally invasive surgery, painless surgery, and stitchless surgery.

Question: Do i need to stop my current medication before I travel for the surgery?

Consult your doctor one week before the surgery. You can also let the case manager know about the medications, they can double check with the treating surgeon.

Question: What type of implants are used in this procedure? .

US made FDA approved implants are used.They are of two types coated and non-coated made up of cobalt.

Question: I am diabetic, hyertensive and a heart patient so what precautions do i need to take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after knee replacement.Increasing age and history of cardiac disease increases the risk of cardiac complication after TKR.If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it. Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery beacuse some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

Question: What is the latest technology in knee replacement?

Four recent technology includes Computer-assisted total knee replacement, Minimally invasive surgery, Painless surgery and Stichless surgery.

Question: How long will the surgery be?What are its different types and what kind of incision is given during the surgery?

The surgery lasts less than an hour. Its is of three different types.The standard incision most widely used in total knee replacement surgery is the midline incision.

Question: For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

Typically, knee replacement patients are able to leave the hospital within 5 days depending upon the procedure, whether one knee or both the knees are getting replaced.

Knee replacement- Bilateral

Question: What can I expect during recovery and rehabilitation from knee replacement?

Patient is independent and ambulant within 4-5 days of surgery. Within 24 hours of surgery the patient is made to stand.

Question: What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Weight gain decreased endurance, cardiac and pulmonary conditions are all concerns for people who put off joint replacement for too long.

In patients who wait too long, the osteoarthritis deteriorates their function.

Question: How long will the surgery be?What are its different types and what kind of incision is given during the surgery?

The surgery lasts for 2.5-3 hours. Its is of three different types.The standard incision most widely used in total knee replacement surgery is the midline incision.

Question: For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

Typically, Hip replacement patients are able to leave the hospital within 7 days depending upon the procedure, whether one hip or both the hips are getting replaced.

Question: When can I start walking, climbing stairs and resume driving?

Person can start community walking within 2 weeks and can climb the stairs after 4-5 days and driving after 4-6 weeks.

Question: Will my implant be a problem if i am travelling because of the metal detection in airport security check?

All implants are MRI compatible. An implant card is given to the patient that can be shown at airport check.

Question: How long will the surgery be?What are its different types and what kind of incision is given during the surgery?

The surgery lasts for 2.5-3 hours. It is of three different types. The standard incision most widely used in total knee replacement surgery is the midline incision.

Question: I am diabetic, hypertensive and a heart patient so what precautions do i need to take?.

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after knee replacement. Increasing age and history of cardiac disease increase the risk of cardiac complications after TKR.

If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery. Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it. 

Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery because some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

Question: Will i go home with a bandage?

No, the bandage is removed after the surgery and a waterproof dressing is applied for 24 hours.

Question: When can i do namaz post surgery?.

It is recommended after 6 weeks.

Question: Why physiotherapy sessions are required post surgery?

It is not mandatory but if the patient is willing for physiotherapy He/She can take it for 2-3 weeks post surgery. The physiotherapy is provided to patient during hospitalization and patient learns the exercises to be done post discharge.

Question: When can i do namaz post surgery?.

It is recommended after 6 weeks.

Question: What is the latest technology in knee replacement?

Four recent technology includes Computer-assisted total knee replacement, Minimally invasive surgery, Painless surgery and Stichless surgery.

Question: What is the latest technology in knee replacement?

Four recent technology includes Computer-assisted total knee replacement, Minimally invasive surgery, Painless surgery, and Stitchless surgery.

Question: What type of implants are used in this procedure? .

US made FDA approved implants are used.They are of two types coated and non-coated made up of cobalt.

Question: Do i need to stop my current medication before I come to India for the surgery?

Consult your doctor one week before the surgery. You can also let the case manager know about the medications, they can double check with the treating surgeon.

Question: I am diabetic, hyertensive and a heart patient so what precautions do i need to take?.

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after knee replacement.Increasing age and history of cardiac disease increases the risk of cardiac complication after TKR.If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it. Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery beacuse some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

Question: I have heard that a revision surgery would be required. Is that true?

Usually the life of an implant is 20-25 years, hence, the concern of revision surgery is not that bothersome.

Question: Do i need to stop my current medication before I travel for the surgery?

Consult your doctor one week before the surgery. You can also let the case manager know about the medications, they can double-check with the treating surgeon.

Question: What can I expect during recovery and rehabilitation from knee replacement?

The patient is independent and ambulant within 4-5 days of surgery. Within 24 hours of surgery, the patient is made to stand.

Question: Will i go home with a bandage?

No, the bandage is removed after the surgery and a waterproof dressing is applied for 24 hours.

Question: Will i go home with a bandage?

No, the bandage is removed after the surgery and a waterproof dressing is applied for 24 hours.

Question: What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Weight gain, decreased endurance, cardiac and pulmonary conditions are all concerns for people who put off joint replacement for too long.In patients who wait too long, the osteoarthritis deteriorates their function.

Question: Will my implant be a problem if i am travelling because of the metal detection in airport security check?

All implants are MRI compatible. An implant card is given to the patient that can be shown at the airport check.

Question: When can I start walking, climbing stairs and resume driving?

A person can start community walking within 2 weeks and can climb the stairs after 4-5 days and driving after 4-6 weeks.

Question: Why physiotherapy sessions are required post surgery?

It is not mandatory but if the patient is willing for physiotherapy he/she can take it for 2-3 weeks post-surgery. The physiotherapy is provided to the patient during hospitalization and the patient learns the exercises to be done post-discharge.

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