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Bilateral Knee replacement surgery in Chennai is a popular choice for patients seeking affordable treatment options and access to highly skilled surgeons. The city Chennai has many hospitals and clinics that offer high-quality knee replacement surgeries for affordable prices.

The availability of a wide range of options ensures that patients can find a suitable facility that meets their specific needs. Additionally, India is known for its advanced medical technology and innovative techniques utilized in knee replacement procedures, further adding to its appeal as a destination for this surgery

Why would someone need to have a knee replacement?

Common indications of knee replacement include:

  • History of arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Trauma

  • Knee deformities

  • Osteonecrosis

  • Persistent Swelling and inflammation.

What conditions can a knee replacement treat?

Knee replacement treats painful mobility due to arthritis or injury, knee damage, and knee deformities.

Different Types of Knee Replacement

  1. Total Knee Replacement (TKR): In this surgical procedure, a diseased joint is replaced with an artificial joint and is recommended for osteoarthritis patients.

  2. Partial Knee Replacement: Only damaged parts of the knee are replaced to restore the movements and functionality of the damaged compartments of the knee.

  3. Kneecap Replacement: This surgical procedure treats knee osteoarthritis affecting the patellofemoral compartment anterior aspect of the knee.

  4. Complex/Revision Knee Replacement: This is done to correct the position of the already installed knee prosthesis. Due to inflammation, the operated knee joint may become loose requiring revisional knee replacement.

Requirements & Evaluation: Knee replacement surgery

The following are important requirements and evaluations while planning knee replacement surgery:

  • Medical history: Information is collected regarding general health, history of knee pain, trauma, comorbidities, swelling, numbness, etc.

  • Physical examination. It is important to assess knee motion, stability, and strength.

  • X-rays.

  • Other investigations: MRI, chest X-ray.

  • Expectations from surgery and rehabilitation

  • Type of implants: Generally implants used are NexGen LPS from Zimmer, Oxinium implants from Smith and Nephew, Vanguard from Biomet, F.C. from Depuy Synthes (Johnson and Johnson), and Scorpio NRG from Stryker.

Knee Replacement Procedure

Before the Procedure

A knee replacement surgeon performs a thorough evaluation of medical history and reviews diagnostic reports like Blood tests, Urine tests, ECG, and X-rays. Additional tests may be advised based on requirements and the patient's condition.

Patients discuss all the alternative therapies and the duration they have taken before. Doctors explain all the risks and benefits of the case-specific treatment-related information

 

After the Procedure

After knee replacement surgery, pain-relieving medications are given. The knee replacement team regularly monitors the patient’s condition. The length of hospital stay is 5-7 days.

The patient has to take 15-20 physiotherapy sessions. Regular follow-ups are advisable. One should follow the instructions thoroughly given by the surgeon.

 

What kind of follow-up care will I have during recovery?

Take medications on time and take regular follow-ups. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow instructions given by the doctor. In case of any discomfort, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Risk & Benefits

Robotic knee replacement surgery has fewer complications and is a minimally invasive procedure. The risk of bleeding, infection, and DVT is very less with this advanced knee replacement surgery. Overall, knee replacement is a safe procedure and is highly preferred by those looking for treatment for long-standing chronic knee pain.

Recovery 

Recovery time depends upon many factors including the patient's general health, disease severity, type of implant used, type of surgery (unilateral or bilateral), and post-operative care. The patients usually recover within 30-45 days of knee replacement surgery.

4 Whys

Why Knee replacement - Bilateral?

    Balance and symmetry
    Prevent knee damage
    Improve function

Why Overseas?

    Latest technology
    Advanced imaging
    Affordable

Why Advance Treatment?

    Minimally invasive
    High success rates
    Quick recovery

Why Yapita Health?

    Robotic knee replacement
    Expert doctors
    Excellent outcomes

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Indications of Bilateral Knee Replacement

Advanced osteoarthritis in both knees.

Rheumatoid arthritis affects both knee joints.

Post-traumatic arthritis resulting from previous injuries to both knees.

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Surgical Procedure of Bilateral Knee Replacement

Simultaneous Bilateral Knee Replacement: Both knees are replaced during a single surgical procedure. This approach is suitable for relatively healthy individuals.

Staged Bilateral Knee Replacement: Each knee is replaced in a separate surgery, typically a few days to weeks apart. This approach may be recommended for individuals with certain health considerations.

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Bilateral Knee Replacement Rehabilitation and Recovery

Physical therapy is a crucial part of the recovery process, helping patients regain strength, flexibility, and mobility.

Patients may use walking aids initially and gradually transition to independent walking.

Full recovery can take several months, and the timeline varies for each individual.

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Bilateral Knee Replacement Risks and Complications:

As with any surgery, there are potential risks, including infection, blood clots, anesthesia-related complications, and implant-related issues.

The surgeon will discuss these risks and steps to minimize them before the procedure.

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Knee replacement - Bilateral At Yapita Health

At Yapita Health, we have a team of world-class Orthopedic surgeons who have years of experience in performing bilateral knee replacement surgeries. Our doctors are thorough with the latest tools and techniques and are pioneering robotic knee surgeries globally. Every year, thousands of patients prefer to visit Yapita Health for knee replacement surgeries relative to its success and affordability. We have delivered surgeries with the highest success rates worldwide and continue to expand our healthcare services in 20+ countries. If you have any concerns, feel free to reach out.

FAQs Related to Knee replacement - Bilateral

Is bilateral knee replacement done simultaneously or in separate surgeries?

It can be done either simultaneously (both knees in one surgery) or in separate surgeries, typically a few days to weeks apart. The approach depends on the patient's health, surgeon's recommendation, and other factors.


What is the recovery process like after bilateral knee replacement? 

Recovery involves physical therapy, pain management, and gradual resumption of activities. Initially, patients may need walking aids, but over time, mobility improves.


How long does the rehabilitation process take? 

Rehabilitation duration varies, but patients can typically return to light activities within a few weeks and resume normal activities within a few months. Full recovery may take several months.


Are there risks associated with bilateral knee replacement? 

As with any surgery, there are risks such as infection, blood clots, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Discussing potential risks with the surgeon is crucial.


What materials are used for knee implants?

Common materials include metal alloys, high-grade plastics, and polymers. Your surgeon will recommend the most suitable implant based on your specific needs.


How long do knee implants last?

The longevity of knee implants varies, but many can last 15-20 years or more with proper care and lifestyle adjustments.


Can I resume sports after bilateral knee replacement? 

Low-impact activities like swimming and walking are generally encouraged. High-impact activities may need to be limited to avoid implant wear.


What lifestyle changes are recommended post-surgery? 

Maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise, and following the surgeon's advice on activities are crucial for long-term success.


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