Knees are the most load bearing joint in your body. Any issue with the knee, be it degeneration or bone weakening or injury, might get serious very soon if left untreated. This will cause you severe pain and will affect your locomotion tremendously even to the extent of becoming disabled. But fortunately, medical science now has an ultimate solution to fix the most severe knee damages – Knee Replacement Surgery!
Before you understand what a knee replacement surgery is, or how it’s done, first you will need to know the basics of a knee joint.
What is a Knee Replacement Surgery?
A knee replacement surgery, also known as a knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure, where the damaged tissues of the knee joint are removed and are replaced with metallic or plastic counterparts. Knee replacement surgery has been proven to be a revelation to cure disability due to osteoarthritis. At Dr. Chakri’s Clinic, we understand that knee replacements can only be performed by able hands, which is why, we ensure that you are operated upon by one of the leading Orthopedic Surgeon in Hyderabad – Dr. Chakradhar.
Who requires a Knee Replacement Surgery?
At Dr. Chakri’s Clinic, we realise that for you, a knee replacement surgery is a big decision. It requires you to gather strength, find the best doctor and do it in the best time. But, one thing you should remember is to not wait it out. If you feel that your knees have degenerated to the extent of extreme pain and stiffness and difficulty in movement, you can walk into Dr. Chakri’s Clinic for an Appointment with Dr. Chakradhar and he will guide you on what your next steps should be.
Why Would You Need A Knee Replacement Surgery?
More often than not, the reason is osteoarthritis. However, damages due to other forms of arthritis or even traumatic injury might require a knee replacement. No matter what the cause might be, Dr. Chakradhar will first diagnose your problem and then suggest whether you should opt for a surgery, or if you can be treated using just medication and other forms of treatment.
Who performs the surgery?
The surgery is performed by a licensed orthopaedic surgeon. The reason why Dr. Chakri’s Clinic is the best choice for you is because Dr. Chakradhar Reddy has become an orthopaedic surgeon from a very reputed university in India and has done another course from one of the top Universities of Europe in the same domain. He has a great amount of experience in performing a good number of knee replacement surgeries. A skilled and experienced doctor like him can be a wise choice if you want to undergo a Knee Replacement Surgery.
Types of Knee Replacement Surgery
- Total knee replacement: This is the most common form of knee surgery and has the highest success rate. In a total knee replacement surgery, the damaged surface of the femur and the tibia are removed and replaced with metallic parts.
- Partial knee replacement: Partial knee replacement, also known as a unicompartmental knee replacement, is done when on knees are damaged only on one side (especially the inner side). But this surgery is only possible if you have very strong ligaments. Statistically, you are likely to need a follow up surgery after a partial knee replacement surgery.
- Kneecap replacement: Kneecap replacement surgery is not recommended for everyone. If this surgery is performed without testing for the nature of the damage (generally, due to degeneration), there is a high chance that the condition will relapse. In a kneecap replacement surgery, the knee bones are protected as much as possible and only the under-surface of the kneecap is replaced.
- Complex or revision knee replacement: If you have had severe damage to your knees, a further complex surgery might be necessary. It is called a complex or revision knee replacement surgery. It is also performed if prior knee replacements fail or wear out.
At Dr. Chakri’s Clinic, we take pride in keeping ourselves updated with the latest technology and treatment options. The modern technologies used in knee replacement surgeries like minimally invasive surgeries, computer assisted surgeries etc. are all available with us and have made it much safer for our doctors to perform the task more efficiently.
Even newer advances are on their way to make it to the market of medical sciences. Knee replacement surgeries have changed the lives of millions – saved them from disability and relieved them from excruciating pain.