Total Knee Replacement Surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is a procedure that involves cutting damaged cartilage and bone from your thighbone, shinbone, and kneecap, and replacing them with a state-of-the-art artificial joint made of high-grade plastic and metal.
The most common type of knee arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA), which can cause severe pain and disability, particularly worsening with weight-bearing and making daily activities challenging.
Dr. Sunil Choudhary, our esteemed orthopedic surgeon, specializes in Joint, Hip & Knee Replacement, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery. He takes a thorough assessment of your knees’ condition, movements, and flexibility, utilizing X-rays to determine the extent of damage.
The need for Total Knee Replacement arises mainly to alleviate the pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA). Patients who require this surgery often face difficulties in walking, climbing stairs, and sitting or standing up. Some may also experience knee pain while at rest.
we understand that each patient is unique, and Dr. Choudhary carefully considers factors like age, weight, knee size and shape, activity level, and overall health to choose the most suitable knee replacement technique.
Total knee replacement is a common and successful procedure, performed on patients of all ages, ranging from young teenagers to the elderly.
During the surgery, you will be placed under anesthesia and nerve blockers for a comfortable experience. Dr. Sunil Choudhary will skillfully remove damaged cartilage and replace it with a metal implant and special-grade plastic, creating a smooth surface that allows for painless and unrestricted knee movement.
Post-surgery, you will spend a few nights in the hospital for observation and receive pain medication and necessary care for a smooth recovery. Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in your rehabilitation, and our team will guide you through movement and weight-bearing therapy, helping you adjust to your new knee and gradually regain mobility.
Your recovery will primarily take place at home, with personalized physiotherapy to support your healing process. Most patients can resume driving within four weeks after the surgery, but the success of the procedure depends on diligently following the home recovery routine during the initial weeks.
Proper wound care is vital to prevent infections, and maintaining a nutritious diet, including iron-rich foods, supports a swift healing process and restores muscle strength.
Exercise, such as walking, cycling, muscle-strengthening exercises, pool exercises, walking backward on a treadmill, and yoga, contributes to your overall recovery. Managing your weight is also essential for a successful outcome.
Before the surgery, Dr. Choudhary will guide you through the necessary preparations, including adjusting medications and fasting. It’s advisable to arrange for assistance during your recovery period and make your home safe and accessible by creating space on the ground floor, installing safety rails in the shower and stairways, and obtaining a stable chair and footrest.
Although some pain is expected after the knee replacement, Dr. Sunil Choudhary will prescribe medications to manage it effectively. Open communication with your doctor is crucial during this phase.
When should you see an orthopedic doctor in Faridabad? Knee surgery may be necessary in case of knee injuries, ligament tears, knee deformities, rheumatoid arthritis, severe knee pain or stiffness, chronic swelling in the knee, or persistent discomfort while resting.
Dr. Sunil Choudhary, with over 20 years of expertise and experience in more than 15,000 orthopedic procedures, is the best choice for your Total Knee Replacement Surgery. His compassionate care and exceptional skills ensure you are in the safest hands.
Move better, feel better, and live better. Contact us today to learn more or book an appointment with Dr. Sunil Choudhary. Experience the best in orthopedic care!