Knee pain is one of the most common ailment in our day to day clinical practice. All knee pain do not need a surgery . careful evaluation of joint and identifying the cause is of utmost importance. Based on clinical assessment and radiological evaluation , knee replacement treatment strategy can be made and discussed with the patients. Knee pain can arises from the joint itself say – medial joint arthritis, lateral joint arthritis, patellofemoral arthritis or tri-compartmental arthritis. Apart from that, it can arises from the menisci, collateral ligaments. Surrounding soft tissue structures like tendons, IT band, joint. Knee replacement clinic in Ahmedabad
Knee pain can arises from the joint itself say – medial joint arthritis, lateral joint arthritis, patellofemoral arthritis or tri-compartmental arthritis, and top knee replacement doctor in Ahmeda. Apart from that, it can arises from the menisci, collateral ligaments. Surrounding soft tissue structures like tendons, IT band, joint synovium.
Apart from these, pain may originate from hip joint or spine which may present as knee pain and hence needs systematic evaluation.
Along with evaluation of pain , proper history taking and physical examination in the form of assessing the joint and range of movement and studying the gait of the patient is of utmost importance.
- Home based Physical Exercise , diet control and weight loss
- Injection therapy- hyaluronic acid injection , plasma rich protein injection
- Knee preservation surgery- Osteotomy, Arthroscopic ( Key-hole )surgery
- Knee replacement( unilateral knee replacement and total knee replacement)
Treatment of Knee Pain in Ahmedabad
Total Knee Replacement is actually a misnomer. It should be called- Total Knee Re-surfacing. In this surgery, patients whole knee joint is not cut and replaced by a new joint but the worn out surface of native knee are refreshed and covered with artificial metal and plastic which serves a knee joint. The ligaments on the sides of the knee called as collaterals is retained as it is. Surfaces at the distal end of the thigh bone called femur and the upper end of shin bone is resurfaced and replaced by metal implant. Natural disc ( menisci) is replaced by a highly crosslinked Polyethene( medical grade). The undersurface of the knee cap bone called patella is routinely replaced by a polyethlene button. Recovery is pretty quick. Patient can walk the next day in most cases. Knee bending and exercises can be started the next day and climbing up and down the stairs can be started as per patient comfort. Usually on 4th day the patient can be discharged. Physical exercise and few essential medications ( for a short time) is important for achieving good results.
Knee preservation surgery in which the mechanical axis of limb is corrected which is the primary cause of pain. The bone is cut and placed in a way by which the axis is corrected and the native knee joint is preserved. There are different types of HTO and weight bearing is started based on type oh HTO selected.
Knee Joint is divided into three compartments: medial , lateral and patellofemoral. Usually, patients present with medial joint line tenderness. The degenerated bone surface is replaced by metal and plastic. UKR has specific indications and can be done only if selection criteria is met.
Sports Injuries are quite common theses days. Meniscal injury and ligamentous injuries can increase the risk of early degenerative disease. Small holes are made near knee joint and camera and instruments are passed through this hole and repair or reconstruction is done according to pathology.
Its is a specialized technique for joint replacement in technology is used to map your knee intra-operatively . important parameters for successful joint replacement like mechanical axis correction , gap- balancing are adequately measured with this technique.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who Is The Best Knee Replacement Surgeon In Ahmedabad ?
Dr. Bhavya Shah is one of the best Knee replacement surgeon in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He is specialist and experienced doctor for total knee arthroplasty surgery in Ahmedabad. His regular sitting is at Navkar Orthopaedic Clinic Usmanpura, Ahmedabad
Q. What Is The Knee Replacement Surgery Cost In Ahmedabad ?
At, Navkar Orthopaedic Clinic Usmanpura, Ahmedabad the average knee replacement surgery cost is 1.5 Lakh to 2.00 Lakh in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. We offer affordable price package for knee replacement surgery in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Its Normally depends on knee implants or knee replacement surgical procedure and hospitalization.
Q. How To Find The Best Hospital For Knee Replacement Surgery In Ahmedabad ?
When you are looking for the best Knee replacement surgery you must check out the following factors mentioned below:
- Approved & Certified Hospital
- Experienced senior doctors
- Infrastructure and modern technology
- Highly successful surgery rates
Q. Can I Avoid Surgery ?
Before recommending surgery, Dr. Bhavya Shah will normally advise you to explore a variety of non-surgical options. These may include the following:
- physical therapy
- weight loss (if appropriate)
- anti-inflammatory medication
- steroid injections
- hyaluronic (gel) injections
- alternative treatments such as acupuncture
If a total knee replacement (TKR) is required, delaying or refusing surgery for an extended length of time may necessitate a more difficult procedure with a less desirable outcome.
Q. What Happens During Surgery, And How Long Does It Take ?
Dr. Bhavya Shah will make an incision across the front of your knee to expose the joint's affected area. The length of a normal incision varies between 6 and 10 inches. The surgeon will shift your kneecap to the side and remove the damaged cartilage and a tiny portion of bone during the procedure. The injured tissue is then replaced with new metal and plastic components. The components come together to make a medically suitable artificial joint that moves like your native knee. The majority of knee replacement surgeries take between 60 and 90 minutes to complete.