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Knee Joint Replacement

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Knee Joint Replacement

There is a variety of knee joint options to choose from to suit every need and budget. There is the Superflex knee joint, which allows full flexion and rotation for high demand activities like squatting and sitting on the ground, High flexion knee joint, which allows full range of movement at knee. There are all poly knee joints for low demand patients with budget constraints. There is uni-condylar knee replacement for arthritis of only half of the knee joint. Our in-house physiotherapy department ensures a successful and pain-free joint for every patient.

Similarly, there are a variety of options for hip joint replacement to suit every need and budget. Cemented, Uncemented, Surface Replacement, Large heads, Metal-on-plastic, ceramic-on-ceramic and metal-on-metal are but a few of the options. Large heads offer nearly full range of motion in the hip. Surface replacement in selected individuals restores complete normalcy.

Minimally invasive surgery

Total knee replacements were earlier carried out with 8 to10 inch incisions. This led to greater bleeding, longer hospital stay and more pain in the early post-operative period. Minimally invasive surgery is carried out with typically half the length of earlier incisions. Computer navigation facilitates minimally invasive approaches without compromising on accuracy. During knee replacement, the bone ends are shaved and cut. During hip replacements, the ball of hip joint is removed and replaced with a metal joint. The removed bone is routinely thrown away. This bone can be preserved. If ever a revision joint replacement surgery is required, dealing with bone loss is the biggest challenge. World over, the saved bone from primary replacements is the best answer for bone loss at revision joint replacement surgery.