Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability. It is most commonly performed for Osteoarthritis, and also for other knee diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis. Knee Replacement surgery can be performed as a Partial Knee Replacement or Total Knee Replacement. In general, the surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.
In case of Partial knee replacement, surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with plastic and metal parts. If you receive a partial knee replacement, your surgeon will replace only the part of your knee that’s damaged or arthritic. The advantage to this approach is that it requires a smaller incision, involves less bone and blood loss and consequently, produces less pain. Patients undergoing partial knee replacement tend to experience a faster recovery time.
Total Knee Replacement makes up about 90 percent of all knee replacement procedures. During TKR, a surgeon repairs your knee joint by covering the thighbone with a metal covering and encasing the shinbone with plastic. It is an artificial joint. It requires a major surgery and hospitalization. After a TKR, you should expect to spend three to five days at the hospital. You will begin weight-bearing therapy immediately following the operation. In addition, you will undergo some combination of physical and occupational therapy starting at the hospital. In most cases, you will likely be able to stand and walk, at least with the assistance of a cane or walker, before you leave the hospital.
Dr. Karma Raj Singh has a successful track record of doing hundreds of knee replacements thus giving an opportunity to the diseased person to walk on his own. He acknowledges the fact that good knees are an essential part of a healthy and active lifestyle and in today’s time it is so very important for elderly to be able to walk and do their regular stuff on their own.