Why Should You Not Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery?
Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery is a surgical procedure performed by orthopedic surgeons. In this, the damaged knee parts are replaced by artificial components (implants) with the objective of decreasing pain and improving the quality of life of patients. People with a severe knee arthritis, knee infection or other conditions may require knee transplant surgery.
Around 6 million people undergo knee replacement surgery each year, around the world. It is observed that around 90% of the patients who have to undergo knee replacement surgery, experience a massive improvement in their knee function.
Knee replacement surgery is generally preferred and suggested by doctors only when non surgical treatment options like anti-inflammatory medicines, lifestyle modification and knee joint injections, etc. have failed to provide any relief in knee-related disorders. Knee replacement surgeries performed too soon, can create complications in the knee functioning and they may have to wind up for a revision surgery, later in life.
Why are patients advised not to delay knee replacement surgery?
Patients suffering from severe knee joint pain should never delay knee replacement surgery as this may deprive them from enjoying the benefits of the surgery. Orthopedic surgeons must try all possible non-invasive treatment methods to relieve the pain and other symptoms. If this treatment fails to provide any relief, then surgeons will suggest you to undergo knee replacement surgery. It is often suggested that if your doctor advises you to undergo knee replacement surgery, then you should not delay in making the decision. Patients who keep delaying their knee replacement surgery even in serious conditions like knee osteoarthritis, are at high risk of deteriorating their knee function. This may lead to physical inactiveness, causing various health problems like obesity and depression. Waiting too long to undergo the surgery, will make the recovery slower. This, in turn, can affect the mobility and lifestyle even after the surgery. Hence, it is always advisable to undergo knee replacement surgery before the damage gets so severe that even surgeons may not be able to fix it completely.
Signs that you should undergo knee replacement surgery
Here are some signs which will tell you that it is the high time for you to undergo minimally invasive knee replacement surgery:
- Constant knee pain which recurs over time
- Stiffness and swelling around the knees
- Restricted knee bending and its motion
- Severe knee pain while sleeping or during or after exercise
- Non-invasive medical treatment which is not providing relief from pain
- Day-to-day activities like walking, running, climbing stairs has become problematic
- Morning stiffness or previous ACL injury
Who should consider minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery?
Orthopedic doctors and surgeons at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad will try various non-surgical alternatives before opting for knee replacement surgery. Patients should consider knee replacement surgery when it becomes difficult for them to carry out daily activities like walking, running, climbing stairs, jogging, etc. because of the knee pain.
Benefits of having minimally invasive knee replacement surgery
It is a procedure in which less invasive techniques are used. A small incision of around 3-4 inches is made during the surgery to replace the damaged part of the knee with implants. This surgery shows excellent results as there is no risk of infection and blood loss. This surgery not only eliminates the symptoms like pain but also enhances the quality of living. Some of the benefits of minimally invasive knee replacement surgery are as follows:
- This surgery provides relief from the persistent knee pain which the person would have had to experience earlier while walking, running, standing or even sitting or lying down before the surgery.
- Knee replacement surgery improves the functioning of the knee and its mobility. This surgery works wonders if you have trouble in performing daily activities.
- Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery offers high success rate as 95 percent of the patients are extremely satisfied with the results of minimally invasive knee replacement surgery.
- There will be easy and quick recovery as the knee replacement surgery is performed through a tiny incision.
Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad has highly skilled and experienced orthopedic doctors and surgeons in Delhi NCR who are experts in performing various complicated and serious surgeries such as minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery, ACL reconstruction surgery, carpal release tunnel surgeries, etc. Doctors and surgeons at Yashoda Hospital will suggest you the best option as per your age and health status in order to provide relief from the knee related disorders such as chronic knee pain, inflammation and swelling of the knee, etc. If you want consultation regarding knee replacement surgery, you can book an appointment at Yashoda Hospital with the best doctors and surgeons who use multidisciplinary approach to treat the disease.
Best orthopedic surgeons and doctors for minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery in Ghaziabad & Delhi NCR
Dr. Vipin Tyagi is the Director/HOD of Orthopedics Trauma and Joint Replacement at Yashoda hospital. He is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Delhi NCR. With a medical experience of more than 37 years, he has performed over 20,000 surgeries including complex fractures, complicated spine surgeries and hip and knee replacement surgeries.
Dr. Ajay Panwar is the Senior Orthopedic Consultant and Surgeon. He specialises in knee replacement, joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, hip and knee arthroplasty surgeries and sportsinjuries. He has performed serious and complicated knee replacement surgeries with great results.
Dr. Rahul Kakran has an experience of over 11 years in treating fractures and dislocated joints and more than 6 years of experience in treating spinal and joint pathology. He specialises in performing minimal invasive spine surgeries such as percutaneous pedicle screw fixation, TLIF, balloon kyphoplasty and microendoscopic discectomy with a vast experience of 500+ surgeries.