Does your knee hurt when you walk? It could be due to arthritis. Partial knee replacement surgery in Nagpur is an advanced technique that can save your knee from getting worse. Early consultation & timely intervention of your doctor can save your knee from arthritis.
You can get a “Uni Knee or partial knee replacement” done by one of the most eminent orthopaedic surgeons in Nagpur, Dr Amol Kadu at Aktiv centre for joint care. He has over 20 years of experience and has been treating his patients successfully for years. He has done over 100+ partial knee replacements till date which is still the highest by any orthopaedic surgeon in central India.
WHAT IS PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT OR UNI KNEE?
Uni-compartmental or partial knee replacement procedure is a revolution to orthopaedics giving many patients the ability to return to function and enjoy their lives.
Partial knee replacement retains the healthy compartments of your knee joint and replaces only the damaged surfaces. It is possible, only if the one or two of the compartments of your knee have been deteriorate by arthritis.
Partial knee replacement works wonders in patients with osteoarthritis. Maintaining natural movement and preserving all knee ligaments, it gives you a natural painless knee. Uni knee is a great advanced technique in knee replacement with high success rate, giving wonderful results.
How long does it take for a partial knee replacement surgery?
A partial knee replacement surgery at Aktiv Centre in Nagpur can take around 45 minutes to 1hour time. After that you will be given a rest period of 1 hour approx. and then send to the orthopaedic ward to begin with the physiotherapy to enhance your recovery.
Every procedure at our hospital is done with utmost care and we maintain proper sterilisation in our wards and operation theatres to avoid any kind of post-operative complications for our patients.
How long will it take to heal after a partial knee replacement?
A partial knee replacement requires lesser time to heal as compared to a complete knee replacement. Most people recover within 2 weeks to 6 weeks after the surgery. You will be able to walk within a week or two without any help, after the surgery.
But, you may still have some mild pain, and the area may be swollen for weeks after surgery. You might require a regular physiotherapy for around 6 months after the surgery to get rid of any kind of problem. But there is no need to worry about it. We are among the best for any kind of orthopaedic treatments. We have in house physiotherapists who can help you post-surgery to recover sooner.
The partial knee replacement at Aktiv in Nagpur is at par with the international standards in terms of maintaining sterilisation and quality equipment in our hospital that makes our surgeries flawless. Our staff will always be there with you to help you out and make you feel at home. If you have come to us with any ailment, you become our responsibility from there on. You can be rest assured of the best quality treatment and the perfect solution for your ailing knees. If you have any further queries, feel free to contact us or visit us. We are always there to cater to your needs.
I was suffering from severe knee pain due to arthritis. I visited Dr. Amol Kadu for treatment and he offered me Partial knee replacement for both knees. Operation was almost pain free and I started walking next day. Since then I have no complaints and I am very happy with the surgery. Thanks to Dr. Kadu.
-Mrs. Laxmi Baatwe
Is Partial Knee Replacement A Good Idea?
It goes without saying that no artificial thing can ever be the same like your natural organs. It is always better to restore the natural thing if possible. And this is what is being done in partial knee replacement procedure. So, if your arthritic deterioration of your knee joint is such that it can be cured by a partial knee replacement and you won’t be requiring a complete replacement for your knee, then nothing can be better than that.
If only a portion of the knee joint is damaged by arthritis, a partial knee replacement would be an excellent option.
You can trust us for partial knee replacement surgery in Nagpur.
Is partial knee replacement a successful procedure?
Yes, it is a successful procedure with a success rate of 90% on an average.
I have heard that people should postpone knee replacement surgery as long as possible. Is that right?
Earlydiagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis are important for your long-term mobility.1 In fact, having knee replacement surgery earlier in the course of the disease may be linked with better outcomes. So if your doctor has recommended that you undergo a knee replacement, don’t delay. Delaying surgery can lower your quality of life, both before and after surgery.Remember, there is no cure for osteoarthritis. It is a degenerative disease,which means that your condition will get worse over time if left untreated.
Why is knee rotation important? Does it impact men and women equally?
Many patients believe that the knee joint acts as a hinge, which can only bend and straighten like a door. In reality, the knee is much more complex because the surfaces roll and glide against each other as the knee bends. For women, rotation is a particularly important consideration, as women’s knees rotate more than men’s during deep knee bending.6 So rotation is a key factor in the way your knee functions.
How can I pay for my knee replacement?
Knee replacement surgery is considered medically necessary and is typically covered by both private insurance and Medicare. Your out-of-pocket expenses may be impacted by either your co-pay or deductible, so you should check with your insurance company for complete information.
How long do you have to stay in the hospital after a partial knee replacement?
You might need to stay for a day or two in the hospital after the surgery.
Am I going to have much pain after surgery?
Many patients find that the pain after surgery is tolerable, treatable, and subsides gradually over a few months. Surgeons and hospital staff have a variety of options to manage pain and keep patients comfortable after surgery, such as numbing injections, IV pain medication, patient-controlled anesthesia, injections, pain pills and anti-inflammatory medications.
Will I recover at home or at a rehabilitation facility?
Many people are able to go home soon after surgery. Others choose to recover at a rehabilitation center. This decision depends on the availability of family or friends to help you with daily activities; home environment and safety considerations; and your overall evaluation after surgery. Your surgeon and you will decide together which course of treatment is best for you.
How long will the implant last?
The success of your knee replacement is measured by whether or not you’re satisfied with the decrease in pain and the increase in mobility you should have, as well as the durability of your implant over time. Knee replacement in general is a very successful operation. In fact, according to an Arthritis Foundation study, outcomes for partial knee replacement generally have 90% to 95% patient satisfaction and an implant lifespan greater than 95% at 10 and 15 years with some designs.
What else should I be aware of?
The way a knee replacement will perform depends on your age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only an Orthopaedic surgeon can tell you if knee replacement is right for you.