What is Knee Replacement?
Total knee replacement is a major surgery to replace the damaged components of the knee joint with artificial implants or prosthetics. With the use of specialized instruments, the damaged portion is shaved (resurfaced) and replaced with implants. The artificial knee thus implanted offers a near normal function of the new joint. The implant stays functional for up to 15 years for all age groups and indications.
Knee replacement surgeries are relatively safe and show good success rate of approximately 97% at a 12-year follow-up. The availability of advanced technologies, custom-designed implants and well established surgical expertise at institutions like Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, India, more and more people are finding better outcomes and improved quality of life after surgery.
- Improved movement of knee joint
- Pain relief and reduced stiffness
- Improved joint alignments
- Reduced need for support
- Improved quality of life – walking, climbing stairs, driving and social activities.
What conditions require knee replacement?
Individuals with any of the following conditions may be considered for knee replacement surgery:
- Severe arthritis of knee joints.
- Arthritis due to injuries around the knee joint
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Longstanding knee pain & swelling
- Pain that restricts daily activities & personal care
- Severe deformity of the legs (bent or bowlegs)
Why a traditional knee replacement surgery when you can choose MIKRS
with near zero disadvantages?
The way joint replacement surgeries are performed is changing. Open surgeries are not the only option available anymore. With minimally invasive technologies, one can return to normal life a few days post-surgery. Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery (MIKRS) at Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad is a preferred method of knee replacement among many patients. In MIKRS, the surgical procedure is similar, but with smaller surgical incision (4 to 6 inches versus 8 to 10 inches) and damage to the tissue surrounding the knee. Therefore, MIKRS not only reduces the hospital stay, but also reduces the chances of complications, cost and time to total recovery. For example, TKR requires 3 to 4 days of whereas PKR requires only 2 to 3 days of hospital stay.
What is the cost of knee replacement surgery?
The average cost for a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery in Hyderabad, India ranges from 1, 60,000/- to 5,00,000/–. At Yashoda Hospitals the cost varies from 1,95,000/– for unilateral TKR to 3,40,000/– for bilateral TKR.
|Total Knee replacement||Unilateral||195000 – 253500|
|Bilateral||340000 – 442000|
|Partial Knee replacement||Unilateral||156000 – 202800|
|Bilateral||272000 – 353600|
A partial knee replacement (PKR) typically costs about 10 to 20 percent less than a TKR.
The cost of knee replacement may vary based on:
- Method of surgery
- Cost of implant
- Partial vs total knee replacement
- Hospital stay
The team of joint replacement and arthroscopy at Yashoda Hospitals is led by the doctors with more than 20 years of experience. Knee replacement specialists at Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad are among the top surgeons for joint replacements including knee replacements & hip replacements, reconstructive surgeries, sports surgery and procedures for athletic injuries and age-related joint problems. Every year people from across the city and outside visit Yashoda Hospitals to undergo knee replacement procedure by surgeons who are internationally trained in complex minimally invasive knee operations. Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad is one among the best hospitals for knee replacement surgery in India to perform some of the most advanced that are considered as a benchmark in joint replacement surgery.