10 Frequently Asked Questions On Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

FAQs on TKR

1. What is Total Knee Replacement (TKR)?

  • Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure which consists of removing, reshaping and resurfacing of the roughened bones and implantation of new joint.

2. What is the ideal average age for a knee replacement?

  • The ideal average age for knee replacement is 45 + years except for Trauma.

3. Is it possible to have Bilateral Knee Surgery (both knees at the same time)?

  • Yes. It is possible to have Bilateral knee surgery, it will done depending on the situation, the doctors will recommend, if both the knees require replacement, then it is most ideal to undergo Bilateral TKR.

4. What is Zero Technique in TKR?

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery with minimum of every invasive step is called “O” Zero Technique. This process innovation is invented by Dr. Vikram I. Shah, the world renowned knee replacement surgeon of Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad which revolutionized the Knee Replacement surgery with advantages like:

  • Reduced surgical time of 8 to 10 minutes!
  • Minimal incision( cut) which results in less blood loss, reduced intake of medicines and faster recovery
  • Reduced stay at hospital
  • Assisted Walk after 2 hours of the surgery
  • Less burden and anxiety to patients and relatives a like

5. Is this operation painful? How long will the pain last?

  • This operation is as painful as any other operation. Your pain will be kept under control by a team of pain management consultants (Anesthetists) with the help of oral or intravenous medicines. On special occasions nerve blocks will be used to reduce pain.

6. When can I resume my day to day activities?

Your progress after going home will be roughly as follows:

  • After going home on the 4th day after surgery you will be asked to walk in the house for 4 to 5 times a day
  • The stitches on the operative wound will be removed on the 14th to 16th day after surgery
  • Other activities like swimming, driving a car or riding a two wheeler and kitchen work are permitted after 4 to 6 weeks
  • If your office work is of sedentary nature, you may start working for weeks after your ooperation

7. When can I Travel?

  • You can take short flight, 4 days post surgery, long flight can be taken post 15 days

8. What games or sports can I play?

  • You may play golf, walk briskly or swim. Light weight lifting is allowed.

9. What should I avoid to protect my new artificial joint?

  • You should not sit on the floor. You may sit cross legged but on a bed or a surface which is at a higher level than the floor

10. Do I need to replace the Implant after 15 to 20 years?

  • An Implant will last normally for 15 to 20 years. There are choices available as well, to select an implant. At Shalby, the surgeon will recommend the most appropriate one for your conditions during the consultation.

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70 Years Old Man Come Back for Umpiring After a TKR Surgery

Return of the Cricket Umpire!

Mr. Subhashchandra Modi, Cricket Umpire from Kenya who had undergone Total Knee Replacement (TKR) at Shalby Hospitals on December 1, 2016 is all geared up to catch up with his favorite profession again – Umpiring! On February 13, 2017 he visited Dr. Vikram I. Shah & Team at Shalby Hospitals, Ahmedabad, India for a post operative check up.

“I am given a clean chit of fitness now by none other than Dr. Vikram Shah, the World Renowned Knee surgeon to pursue my profession and hobbies on completion of two and a half months of my knee surgery. I will start swimming soon. My recovery was fast and it was monitored by the Shalby Team at every phase. Once back in Kenya, in the first week of March, 2017, I will continue pursuing my passion- Cricket Umpiring. It is really inspiring to hear from Dr. Vikram Shah that I should not have any worries now on, on my knee replacement. Thus, I am to begin a new inning in my profession and life after a very successful knee replacement at the hands of the world’s best surgeon. Thank you Shalby for re-creating me, so wonderfully.”

– Mr. Subhashchandra Modi (Cricket Umpire, Kenya)

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Things You Should Know About Total Knee Replacement Surgery

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Today, Osteoarthritis becomes the most common health issues faced by individuals above the age of 50 is knee pain. Knee replacement surgery is the best solution to resolve such issues. Many people scared about the word ‘surgery’, but there is really nothing to be scared about as long as you have experienced knee replacement surgeon by your side!

 What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is a surgical procedure most often performed to relieve the pain and disability arising out of degenerative arthritis. There are primarily two kinds of knee replacement surgeries – TKR surgery (Total Knee Replacement surgery) and UKR surgery (Unicondylar/Partial Knee Replacement surgery). In this blog, we will look closely at Total knee replacement surgery.

What is Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

In a Total Knee Replacement procedure, the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of the knee joint and replaces them with metal and plastic implants. In Total Knee Replacement, the surgeon replaces three parts of the knee joint. The two parts of the prosthesis are placed onto the ends of the femur, tibia, and under-surface of the patella using special bone cement. Usually, metal is used on the end of the femur and plastic is used on the tibia and patella for the new knee surface. However, surgeons are now using newer surfaces like metal on metal, and ceramic on ceramic.

Go to the Best Knee Replacement Professionals

Total knee replacement surgery may need to be repeated later if the joint wears out again after several years but with today’s modern advancements most new joints last about 22 years, especially if the surgery is carried out at a reputed multispeciality hospital like Shalby Hospitals in Ahmedabad.

So, if you are suffering from joint pain requiring knee surgery, simply do not worry! – get yourself examined by experienced total knee replacement professionals from a reputed hospital, and opt for the procedure that they recommend.

For more information, contact Shalby Hospitals on +919624088814

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