A total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material to relief the pain. During a total knee replacement, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell and the end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a plastic piece with a metal stem. Total knee replacement surgery is considered for patients whose knee joints have been damaged by either progressive arthritis, trauma, or any other rare destructive diseases of the knee joint.
Healthcare Costs in India are already lower as compared to other countries. Different Hospitals at different times keep coming with special offers on the costing for these surgeries. The costs may be almost 30-40 percent down during these special offers. Cost for Single Knee Replacement Surgery in India is approx USD 5500 - 7500 and Cost for Arthroscopic Surgeries is USD 3000 - 4000. All our knee surgeons prefer to use US FDA approved implants which are considered to be best in the world from Zimmer, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and J&J.
Hospitals in North India which specialize in Knee Joint Replacement Surgery include some of the most prominent hospitals like Aarvy Hospital at Gurgaon, Max Hospital in New Delhi, Vardhman Hospital in Muzaffarnagar, Medanta Medicity at Gurgaon, Artemis Health Institute at Gurgaon, Fortis Hospital at Gurgaon. Today Gurgaon is the preferred destination for patients coming to India due its close proximity to the New Delhi International Airport and also because of the availability of some of the finest knee Surgeons. Aarvy Hospital at Gurgaon and Vardhman Hospital at Muzaffarnagar offer the best price for knee replacement surgery in India.
For knee Replacement Surgery the Best Specialists include Dr Sidhant Jain at Vardhman Hospital Muzaffarnagar, Dr IPS Oberoi at Artemis Hospital Gurgaon, Dr Yash Gulati at Apollo Hospital New Delhi, Dr Ashok Rajgopal at Medanta Medicity Gurgaon, Dr Subhash Jangid at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon, Dr Hemant Sharma at W Hospital Gurgaon, Dr Rajiv Verma at Manipal Hospital Delhi, Dr S K S Marya at Medanta Gurgaon, Dr Ashwani Maichand in New Delhi and Dr Debashish Chanda at CK Birla Hospital Gurgaon. For Knee Replacement Surgery in northern region of India Dr Sidhant Jain or Dr Subhash Jangid would be the best choice as they uses robotic computer navigation technique for alignment and placement of the knee implants.
Patients with damaged knee joint either due to Trauma, Osteoarthritis or any other cause should consider knee replacement to get rid of the pain and diminishing daily function in order to maintain the quality of life . In short it could be said that Total Knee Replacement Surgery is one of the best solutions for osteoarthritis.
These days Total Knee Replacement in India is preferred by lot of overseas patient because of cost as well as shorter hospitalization and quick recovery. Patient is generally made to walk next day after the knee replacement surgery in India.
Today most of the patient starts walking from the next day of the surgery with the walker. As per the protocol a session of physiotherapy twice a day for about 4-5 days before the surgery is done wth an aim to build the muscle strength for faster recovery and better results.
After the knee replacement surgery the physiotherapy regime starts in 48 hrs. The therapist will help the patient in walking and reinstating the movement of the knee. Eventually, patients will learn to walk up and down stairs and grades. A number of home exercises are given to strengthen thigh and calf muscles. Rehabtrain is the best center in gurgaon for recovery after surgery.
Dr Mukesh Jain is the Director of Orthopaedics at Vardhman Hospital, Muzaffarnagar
Dr Rajgopal is the Director of the Joint Replacement Department at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon
Dr Subhash Jangid is the Director of Joint Replacement at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Oberoi is the Director Joint Replacement at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Jain is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon using Computer Navigation
Dr Jayant Arora is one of the most prolific Joint Replacement Surgeon in India
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