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Before and After Knee Replacement Surgery– What to Expect?

September 24, 2016

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There are many who are intimidated by the term ‘Knee Replacement Surgery’. However, the fact is that there really is nothing to worry about, provided you approach the right professionals.

Before Knee Replacement Surgery: Before undergoing knee replacement surgery, the patient may suffer from pain that limits activities like walking, climbing stairs etc, or may experience pain even while at rest. The patient may also suffer from restricted mobility like stiffness that makes it difficult to bend or straighten the knee. Needless to say, all this comes in the way of living a life to the fullest. After all, who wants to live life in pain or with restricted mobility?

After Knee Replacement Surgery: After the operation, patients will be relieved of pain, and after complete recovery they will not require assistance while walking. If one undergoes Total Knee Replacement Surgery (or TKR surgery) which incorporates the latest advances in knee replacement, they can expect excellent results. For instance, after undergoing the ‘Zero Technique’ at Shalby Hospital – not only one of the best knee replacement hospitals in India but also among the best knee replacement hospitals in the world – patients can walk within few hours of the surgery and expect good flexion of the knee.

There will also be minimal side effects as the ‘Zero Technique’ requires minimal intake of medication. Also, those undergoing the ‘Zero Technique’ at Shalby Hospital need not worry about infection-related complications as Shalby Hospital has pioneered the use of surgical space suits by surgeons during the procedure so as to ensure near to nil possibility of infection. Patients do not need to fear traumatic post-operative pain due to the use of high end technology and analgesics by the highly skilled team at Shalby Hospital.

Road to Complete Recovery: After the procedure, a physiotherapist will prescribe exercises designed for the new knee. After the procedure, you shouldn’t be in a hurry to go ‘full throttle’. Instead, you will need to take it easy. There will be a graduated walking program for increasing your mobility. You can also gradually resume activities like using the stairs. At Shalby Hospital, thanks to a dedicated team of physiotherapists, a patient is assured of a quick and complete recovery, enabling them to get back on their feet in no time.

Knee Revision Surgery: One should keep in mind that there is a small chance of malfunction/failure of the knee implant. This could happen due to reasons like aseptic loosening of the joint, misalignment, instability, wearing out of plastic, poor quality of implant etc. Knee revision surgery may be required to correct a malfunctioning/failed knee implant. The chances of failure/malfunction of a knee implant are minimal as long as you approach a reputed hospital with a skilled, dedicated and experienced team, like Shalby Hospital.

In short, after knee replacement surgery a patient can expect freedom from pain and feeling many years younger in terms of mobility. As long as one approaches a reputed knee replacement hospital, the chances of failure/malfunction are very low.

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