Knee replacement surgery which is also known as Knee Arthroplasty is done to relieve pain and restore function in poorly functioning and severely affected knee joints. During knee replacement, the surgeon removed the damaged bone from the thighbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. With the advancement of technology, you can now choose from a wide variety of designs depending upon your age, weight, activity level and overall physical health. Most knee replacement prosthesis aim to duplicate the ability of a natural knee to roll and glide as it bends.
You can be an ideal candidate for knee replacement if:
In knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty), a damaged or diseased knee is replaced with an artificial joint. Knee replacement is a common operation for performed to relieve knee pain in cases where the knee joint has been damaged by conditions such as arthritis. There are two types of surgery that are mainly performed, depending on the condition of the knee:
Modern knee replacements include the removal of the worn ends of the bones in the knee joint and replacing them with metal and plastic prosthesis. You may get either a total or a half-knee replacement done depending on how damaged your knee is. Total knee replacements are however more common.
Both sides of your knee joint are replaced in a total knee replacement procedure. It ideally takes one to three hours:
Name: Mrs. BASHAER
Total Knee Replacement Patient from Iraq
A partial knee replacement is performed If only one side of your knee is damaged. This is especially recommended for people with osteoarthritis.
Patients from countries like UK, Germany, USA, Canada and Australia with serious orthopaedic problems are attracted to India for a number of reasons, the primary one being affordable cost. In India, treatments are extremely cost-effective and medical tourists pay a quarter or sometimes only the 10th of the total cost that they spend in their native countries. Other important factors that draw foreign nationals to India include high quality healthcare with a personal touch, low cost treatment, skilled surgeons, good safety and hygiene and the absence of hidden charges. The average cost of a medical treatment in India is almost 1/6th of that in developed countries.
Common surgical procedures like total and partial knee and hip replacement, hip resurfacing and arthroscopic surgery of shoulder and knee are very much preferred by patients travelling to India. Older people above 60 years suffering from chronic hip and knee diseases are unable to afford expensive surgical treatment in their own countries. Moreover a long waiting list of up to a year in the UK for orthopaedic surgery is also a major deterrent for citizens. Under these circumstances, people with major orthopaedic ailments find it a feasible and exciting option to travel to India.
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