One of the most commonly done surgery in the field of Orthopaedics is Total Knee Replacement. When the Knee Joints are damaged due to advanced arthritis and you are unable to walk then your orthopaedic surgeon advises you to go for Total Knee Replacement Surgery. In this surgery the worn out joint is removed and an artificial knee joint made of titanium and plastic is placed it its place. Either one knee joint or both the joints can be replaced in the same surgery. Most of the orthopaedic surgeons in India are now doing Knee Replacement Surgery but the patients prefer to go to only a select few centres and doctors who have made a big name in this field. So doctors like Dr Subhash Jangid, Dr Ashok Rajgopal, Dr Mukesh Jain, Dr SKS Marya, Dr Vikram Shah would be doing several hundred surgeries every month while the other orthopaedic surgeons do 2-4 surgeries in a month.
The busy doctors in India have built such a big practice that now they have the luxury of owning a Robot which costs in excess of 1 million USD to perform the surgery with a much higher precision than other doctors. Computer Navigated Surgery was in vogue for some years which has now been superceded by the Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery. Currently about 10 hospitals in India have the facility of Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery which is increasing with every passing day.
Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery has a much higher accuracy when it comes to the alignment of the implant with the femoral and the tibial bone even over the computer guided system. A lot of people have the misconception that Robots would be doing the surgery replacing the human surgeon. This is not the case as the robot only assists the surgeon in doing the surgery and does not perform the surgery by itself. The surgery using Robots costs higher due to the usage of more consumables and a much higher level of sterlization required. The patients have to pay alteast USD 1000-1500 extra for the Robotic Surgery as compared to the normal surgery. Not all patients can afford this higher cost and this is the reason that many hospitals are not going for the acquisition of a Robot for Knee Replacement Surgery.
The robotic arm positions the saw blade in such a manner that it can operate in one plane only and therefore it is much more precise as it does not allow the surgeon's hand to go in multiple planes. When the implant is positioned with higher precision there is much less wear and tear to the implant, bones and the soft tissue which increases the life of the implant. The patients who undergo robotic knee surgery would recover faster and would have more range of motion than the conventional surgery.
Dr Anubhav Jain at Vardhman Hospital, Muzaffarnagar has trained at some of the best centres in the world in doing Robotic Knee Replacement Surgeries. Vardhman Hospital has Smith & Nephew Navio Robotic System which is a very advanced equipment for doing Robotic Knee Surgeries. The cost of Normal Knee Replacement Surgery is USD 4000 while the cost of Computer Navigated Knee Replacement surgery at Vardhman Hospital in India is USD 4500. The cost of Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery is USD 5500.
Dr Subhash Jangid at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon also uses the Navio Robotic System for doing Robotic Knee Replacement Surgeries. Dr Jangid did specialization in Orthopeadics from the prestigious AIIMS, New Delhi before doing MCh in Joint Replacement Surgery from Seychelles. He has also trained at some of the best centres in the world in doing Robotic Knee Surgeries. Currently he is the director of orthopaedics at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon. The cost of Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery at Fortis Hospital in India would be USD 6000 - 6500.
Robotic Surgery is now being used in many surgical branches where the results with conventional surgery were not so great. Robotic arms can access difficult to reach areas with much greater precision and with far superior results.
Some of the Best Hospitals for Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery would be Vardhman Hospital at Muzaffarnagar, Fortis Hospital at Gurgaon, Amandeep Hospital at Amritsar, Aakash Hospital at Dwarka. Some of the other hospitals which also have good results in the field of Knee Replacement Surgery at Aarvy Hospital, Artemis Hospital, Medanta Medicity, Max Hospital all in the NCR Region. Shalby Hospital in Gujarat also has a good name in the field of Knee Replacement Surgeries. The airport at New Delhi would be best place to land in India as most of the good knee hospitals are within a distance of 100 kms from the New Delhi airport.
Patients with damaged knee joint either due to Trauma, Osteoarthritis or any other cause should consider knee replacement to get rid of the pain and diminishing daily function in order to maintain the quality of life . In short it could be said that Total Knee Replacement Surgery is one of the best solutions for osteoarthritis.
These days Total Knee Replacement in India is preferred by lot of overseas patient because of cost as well as shorter hospitalization and quick recovery. Patient is generally made to walk next day after the knee replacement surgery in India.
Today most of the patient starts walking from the next day of the surgery with the walker. As per the protocol a session of physiotherapy twice a day for about 4-5 days before the surgery is done wth an aim to build the muscle strength for faster recovery and better results.
After the knee replacement surgery the physiotherapy regime starts in 48 hrs. The therapist will help the patient in walking and reinstating the movement of the knee. Eventually, patients will learn to walk up and down stairs and grades. A number of home exercises are given to strengthen thigh and calf muscles. Rehabtrain is the best center in gurgaon for recovery after surgery.
Dr Jain is one of the finest Robotic Knee Replacement Surgeon in India at Vardhman Hospital
Dr Rajgopal is the Director of the Joint Replacement Department at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon
Dr Subhash Jangid is the Director of Joint Replacement at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Oberoi is the Director Joint Replacement at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Mukesh Jain is the Director of Orthopaedics at Vardhman Hospital, Muzaffarnagar
Dr Jayant Arora is one of the most prolific Joint Replacement Surgeon in India
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