Total Knee Replacement Surgery is one of the commonest surgeries in India. Most of the hospitals and surgeons do the conventional knee replacement surgery where the cutting is done manually and the alignment of the implant with the femoral and the tibial bone is also done manually. In some centres computer navigated surgery is being practiced. The results of the computer aided alignment are better than the manual alignment.
As of 2019 around 10 hospitals in India have procured the surgical robot for doing the Knee Replacement Surgeries of which the Vardhman Hospital, Muzaffarnagar and Fortis Hospital Gurgaon are the two big centres for knee surgery. The reason for low availability of this robot at other hospitals is the prohibitive cost which is around USD 1.5 - 2 million. The Robot is not going to operate on your knee. It is a machine which helps the surgeon in doing the surgery with much higher accuracy.
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. The robots help with pre-surgical planning. Using 3-D imaging, doctors can plan each surgery around the patientís unique anatomy. This helps to ensure the correct sizing and positioning of the implant.
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.
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 in India would be in the range of USD 5500- 6500 with the best FDA approved implants in a Single Deluxe Room with 4-5 days of stay.
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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