For patients suffering from severely damaged knee joints, a knee replacement transplant can provide dramatic pain relief, correct deformities, and restore mobility. With advanced surgical techniques and knee implant technology, knee replacement has become one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries with excellent long-term results. Prolife Hospitals across Punjab perform affordable and high-quality knee replacement procedures.
Understanding Knee Replacement Surgery
Also called knee arthroplasty, a knee replacement is a surgical procedure to resurface a diseased knee joint damaged by arthritis, injury, or other conditions. The orthopedic surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage from the thighbone, shinbone, and kneecap. These surfaces are then replaced with a smooth artificial knee implant made of medical-grade metals, plastics, and ceramics.
A total knee replacement resurfaces all three compartments of the knee joint. A partial knee replacement only replaces one compartment. After surgery, extensive rehabilitation helps patients regain strength and mobility. With up to 95% success rates, knee replacements provide lasting pain relief and restored function.
When is Knee Replacement Surgery Required?
There are various knee conditions that may warrant replacement, including:
- Osteoarthritis: Gradual breakdown of knee cartilage and bone
- Rheumatoid arthritis: Autoimmune inflammation damaging the joint
- Post-traumatic arthritis: Knee injury causing damage to structures
- Avascular necrosis: Loss of bone tissue due to reduced blood supply
Nonsurgical options are tried first before a knee replacement is considered. If disabling knee pain and dysfunction persists despite medications, injections, therapy, etc., your orthopedic specialist may advise knee replacement surgery to improve quality of life.
Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery
For appropriate patients, knee replacement aims to provide:
- Marked reduction in chronic knee pain
- Restored range of motion, alignment, and stability
- Improved ability to walk, climb stairs, work, and perform activities
- Better quality of life, mobility, and independence
- Over 95% implant survivorship at 15-20 years (in older patients)
- Correction of knee deformities like bowing or knock-knees
With excellent outcomes, knee replacement can help patients remain active without debilitating symptoms affecting work and leisure.
Knee Replacement Surgery at Prolife Hospitals Punjab
Prolife Hospitals has reputable orthopedic departments across Punjab performing affordable total and partial knee replacements using advanced techniques including:
- 3D CT scan-based surgical planning and patient-specific tools
- Minimally invasive surgery through smaller incisions
- Advanced implant materials like oxinium-oxidized zirconium
- Robotic and computer navigation for precision implantation
- Multimodal pain management protocols
- Intensive customized rehabilitation programs
Their experienced knee replacement surgeons have successfully treated thousands of patients from India and abroad. With excellent infrastructure and clinical teams, Prolife Hospitals delivers exceptional care and results.
Types of Knee Implants Used
The implants used depend on factors like age, weight, activity levels, bone quality, etc. Types include:
- Total knee replacement: Resurfaces all three knee compartments
- Partial knee replacement: Resurfaces only one damaged compartment
- Revision knee replacement: To replace a failed implant
- Cemented vs Cementless: Components fixed with or without bone cement
- Materials: Strong metals, durable plastics, smoother ceramics
- Customized: Made to match a patient’s anatomy
The surgeons select the optimal implant technology and design to provide the right fit and function based on each individual’s needs.
Recovery and Rehabilitation after Surgery
It takes about 3-6 months to recover fully from a knee replacement. During this period, patients follow an intensive rehabilitation program that includes:
- Initial mobilization and exercises in the hospital
- Using walking aids like a walker or cane temporarily
- Managing pain and swelling with ice, compression, etc.
- Progressive muscle strengthening and range of motion exercises
- Gradually resuming daily living activities like climbing stairs
- Returning to gentle sports between 6-12 months based on doctor’s advice
With dedication and proper technique, patients can enjoy optimal function after knee replacement surgery.
For those suffering from severe knee arthritis and damage, a well-performed knee replacement surgery can provide tremendous benefits in terms of pain relief, correction of deformities, and dramatically improved mobility. Prolife Hospitals’ experienced knee specialists help patients get back on their feet affordably using cutting-edge technology and dedicated knee care teams. To determine your suitability for a life-changing knee transplant procedure in Punjab, schedule a consultation today.