Signs You Might Need Knee Replacement Surgery

14 Nov,22

The number of knee replacement surgery is increasing day by day in India. If we look at the statistics, every year more than 2.5 million people undergo this procedure in India. Total knee replacement involved placing metal pieces in the knee area to recreate the joint surface. The procedure is overwhelmingly successful in India and people with severe knee problems are advised to undergo this surgery to remain mobile. The patients might need help while walking right after the surgery. However, in the most cases, after the post-surgery rehabilitation, the patient can walk again normally.

So, how to determine if you need knee replacement surgery or not. The doctor can advise you, but you are the one to make the final decision. Here we have lined up few factors to help you find when its best to go under the knives.

1. Sever arthritis.

People with osteoarthritis, wear-and-tear arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis, or post-injury arthritis are advised to go under this procedure. In all these cases, due to damage in cartilages, the patients experience pain and loss of motion. In severe cases, its advisable to get the surgery done to avoid sufferings.

2. Nonsurgical treatments do not cure severe conditions

Arthritis is usually treated with medications, steroid injections or therapies to relieve the pain and other discomfort. But after some point, these treatment stop making an effect. Because these treatments just to help to alleviate the pain but does not treat the condition route or regenerate the cartilages. This is where you need to consider knee replacement surgery.

3. Pain makes life difficult

After some point, your knee pain would not be relieved but medications or therapies. This will be interfering in your daily activities. Surgery helps to improve the quality of life. Successful surgery means you can walk and carry all your daily activities.

4. No sleep due to severe pain

If painkillers are not comforting your pain even while resting, then you must consider surgery. Pain at night can be debilitating and also affect your overall health.

5. Swollen knee

Continuous swelling in knee means the traditional treatments are not working. Anti-inflammatory medications, or physical therapy being unsuccessful in relieving the swell means your cartilages have degenerated. This can be treated only via surgery. Speak to the best knee replacement surgeon and get the surgery done for a quality life.

6. Deformed knees

With the progression in arthritis symptoms, the knee starts to bow, this is called ‘knock-kneed’. This is a deformity which can be corrected only with the knee replacement surgery. Ignoring the deformity for long time may lead to inability of straighten them ever. This requires a through medical examination with the best knee replacement surgeon.

7. Know the aftermath

Before going under the surgical procedure, you must know what to expect. The surgery can definitely comfort your pain, and help you walk normally again. But, after the surgery, the doctor may restrain you from high-impact activities.

8. Your age

Knee replacement surgery is usually advised to people over 60. In young people, the artificial knee may not last long due to the hectic lifestyle they lead, and second surgery always have less chances to be successful. Therefore, it is best to discuss about whether to go under the procedure or not with your doctor.

The Centre for Robotic Joint Replacement at Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad offers the best joint replacement surgery. They have the North India’s First Fully Active Robot (Cuvis) for joint replacement surgery. They offer Cruciate-Retaining Total Knee Replacement and supported by the best knee replacement surgeons of India.