Free Consultation [X]
Name :
X
Email :
XInvalid Format..
XInvalid Format..
Age : XInvalid
Telephone(Mobile):
X
Country :
Please select Your Country.Please select Your Country.
Your Message:
X
  
Home Medical Tourism The Indian Choice Why tour2india4health Testimonials PressReleases Enquiry Form Contact
           
Orthopaedics
Cardiothoracic
Oncology
Nephrology (kidney)
Exotic Spas
 
Cosmetic Surgery
Opthalmology
Neurosurgery
Urosurgery
Ayurveda
 
Dentistry
Gastro-Enterology
Paediatric Surgery
Dermatology
Health Checkups
Laser Skin & Hair Treatment
General and Endoscopy Surgery
Bariatric/Obesity Surgery
IVF (Fertility Treatment)
Varicose Veins Treatment
    Orthopaedics:
 
 

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery:

If you are considering knee surgery, the following partial knee replacement information may help you understand your alternatives. Knee pain from arthritis can be particularly debilitating because we use our knees in almost all of our daily activities. If you are experiencing severe knee pain that interferes with your normal functioning, your doctor may recommend a partial knee replacement, also known as uni-compartmental knee replacement. The knee can be divided into three compartments: the medial compartment, the lateral compartment, and the patello-femoral compartment. The uni-compartmental implant is designed to replace either the medial or lateral compartment.

This procedure is much less invasive than total knee replacement and may give relief to people suffering from arthritis of the knee or a knee injury. Partial knee replacement surgery replaces only the damaged area of your knee joint, may require only one day of hospitalization, and results in dramatically less recovery time when compared with total knee replacement surgery.

Available Treatment Options

Your doctor may try several conservative treatments before recommending partial knee replacement. If the conservative treatments do not relieve your pain from arthritis of the knee, surgical procedures may be recommended. Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to remove debris or repair torn cartilage. Total knee replacement surgery is major surgery that replaces all three compartments of the knee. Between those two alternatives is uni-compartmental surgery.

Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement

The uni-compartmental knee replacement is a minimally invasive option for patients with knee arthritis that is isolated to either the medial or lateral compartment of the knee. This minimally invasive procedure provides several benefits to patients who have a moderately active lifestyle, are within normal weight ranges, and have arthritis that is confined to a single compartment.

 

The x-ray below shows a right leg with a degenerated medial (inside) compartment. Notice how there is no space between the femur and the tibia. This bone on bone contact can be quite painful.

 

The x-ray below shows a right leg with a degenerated medial (inside) compartment. Notice how there is no space between the femur and the tibia. This bone on bone contact can be quite painful.

There are many benefits to uni-compartmental knee replacement. First of all, the procedure leaves a 3-4 inch incision, compared to an 8-12 inch incision for total knee replacement. There is no disruption of the knee cap, which leads to more rapid rehabilitation.There is minimal blood loss in a partial knee replacement. The procedure causes less post-operative pain and requires greatly reduced hospitalization compared to a total knee replacement.There is also a reduced need for anesthesia and post-operative medication.

After the surgery, patients are able to walk within 3 to 4 hours and experience a much faster rehabilitation and recovery (2 to 5 weeks for many patients). After achieving full recovery, most patients experience an increased range of motion when compared to total knee replacement.

The Procedure

The partial knee replacement procedure begins with the exposure of the joint through a 3 to 4 inch incision. The surgeon then properly balances the knee joint. Next the end of the femur and top of the tibia are shaped to accommodate the uni-compartmental knee replacement components. Trial components are placed on the bones to ensure proper alignment and are removed once this alignment is achieved. At this point the femoral and tibial components are implanted, the incision is closed and the procedure is complete.

Returning Home

You will be discharged when you can get out of bed on your own and walk with a walker or crutches, walk up and down three steps, bend your knee 90 degrees and straighten your knee.
You’ll continue your home exercise program and go to outpatient physical therapy, where you will work on an advanced strengthening program and such programs as stationary cycling, walking, and aquatic therapy.

Your long-term rehabilitation goals are a range of motion from 100-120 degrees of knee flexion, mild or no pain with walking or other functional activities, and independence in all activities of daily living.

 

>back to "Orthopaedics Surgery"


 

 

surgery India, cost surgery India, best surgery India
benefits surgery India, advantages surgery India, surgery benefits India
Watch Tour2india4health Patients Videos on YoutubeFollow Tour2india4health on TwitterConnect with Tour2india4health on Linkedin
Tour2india4health - PinterestTour2india4health -  Wordpress BlogTour2india4health - Google Plus
Connect with Tour2india4health on FacebookConnect with Tour2india4health on StumbleuponConnect with Tour2india4health on Tumblr
benefits surgery India, advantages surgery India, surgery benefits India
Tour2india4health Medical Procedures
Tour2india4health Articles
Tour2india4health Literature
Tour2india4health Press Releases
Tour2india4health Arabic Language
Tour2india4health International Patient Videos
Tour2india4health International Patient Experiences
Connect with Tour2india4health on Facebook
Tour2india4Health - International Patient Videos
Tour2india4Health - Cosmetic Surgery Before After Gallery
Tour2india4Health - Cosmetic Surgery Testimonials
Tour2india4Health - Surgery Videos
Tour2india4Health - Medical Tourism Ads
Tour2india4Health - Medical Tourism Articles
Tour2india4Health - Medical Conditions
 

 

 
     

Tour Options   |    Travel Kit   |    Step by Step Guide   |    Contact Us   |    Security   |    Disclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |    Sitemap
 
Copyright © 2016 www.tour2india4health.com All Rights Reserved.