Knee pain due to an injury or disease hinders the overall quality of life. Where many knee problems might be resolved with non-surgical treatments, there are many such cases where knee surgery becomes mandatory. Wachche Hospital Orthopedic surgeons are keen to offer knee surgery with basic principles of surgery yet customized approach. Many advances have been made in the field of knee surgery, helping the surgical procedures to be less invasive and more efficient.
If your ability to walk has been compromised due to aging, injury, or disease, there is various surgical treatment approaches your doctor would suggest. But first, a complete examination and selection of diagnostic tests are performed by the orthopedic surgeons. They use X-rays and diagnostic imaging such as CT scans to resolve the main cause of knee pain. Thereafter, your specialist will suggest one of the following surgical treatments :
- Arthroscopy / Meniscectomy : The treatment involves removal of the parts of meniscus cartilage causing knee pain.
- Meniscus Repair : Meniscus acts as a shock-absorber for knee movements. In case of any wear or tear caused to this cartilage, surgeons will repair them to restore the normal anatomy of the knee.
- Meniscus Transplant : The treatment includes removal of the entire meniscus from the knee and replacing it with a donor meniscus.
- ACL Reconstruction : The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is critical to knee stability. Any injuries causing an ACL tear are recommended an ACL reconstruction where your orthopedic surgeon will reconstruct your damaged ACL with surgical procedures.
- Knee Replacement Surgery : The treatment involves a metal and plastic knee replacement implant inserted into the knee for normal functioning.
At Wachche Hospital, we bear a long-time success history for knee surgery. Consult our exquisite team of orthopedic surgeons who make customized treatment approach for individual patients, as no two of the patients bear the same treatment resulting outcomes.
TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Total knee replacement (TKR), also called as Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), is a surgical procedure performed on patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee joints. Osteoarthritis is a condition where the cartilage and bones of the knee are damaged leading to pain, deformity of the leg associated with difficulty in walking. Although more commonly seen in elderly patients as a result of wear and tear, a part of aging process, arthritis can also be seen in other disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or secondary to malunited fractures of the bones forming knee joints.
After a thorough clinical and radiological examination by an expert arthroplasty surgeon, a decision regarding the need for Total Knee Replacement can be taken. Depending on these examination findings and necessities of the patient, a particular design and make of implant can be chosen.
UNICOMPARTMENTAL KNEE SURGERY
Often in the early stages of the arthritis of knee,one of the two compartments(medial/inner & lateral/outer) is more involved than the other.More commonly the medial compartment is involved and the patients have symptoms of the involved compartment.
UKR is a procedure designed for such patients with localised disease where only the damaged parts of the knee is replaced and the healthy part is left untouched.The procedure is less invasive compared to total knee replacement, causes less bone loss and soft tissue damage,leading to early recovery with a programmed post operative physiotherapy programme.
ACL / PCL SURGERY
The cruciate ligaments namely, anterior and posterior (ACL & PCL) are the most important stabilizing structures in the knee joint. ACL/PCL injuries are more common amongst patients associated with contact sports or suffering from twisting injuries of the knee and less commonly following trauma. These injuries lead to painful swollen knee with difficulty in walking.
ACL is the major stabilizing structure amongst the two. ACL injuries are more common and are more disabling than PCL. Whereas PCL acts as the long axis of the knee and less commonly injured. However, both the injuries often have associated meniscal or other ligament injuries.The ACL /PCL injuries often require a reconstruction of the torn ligament. In this procedure.
Hip replacement surgery is typically performed to eliminate the pain in the hip joint and also ensure the normal functionalities of the hip is restored. Moreover, the aim is to fasten the process of recovery so that our patients can walk normally without any problem at the earliest. Sai Shree Hospital is one of the best hospitals in Pune for a hip replacement surgery. In situations where you have injured your hip or having trouble recovering from it even after therapy and taking medication, a hip replacement surgery could potentially be an ideal treatment for you.
The success rate of a hip replacement surgery is high and has no real side-effects. In addition, it also restores the quality of life significantly enabling patients to perform day-to-day tasks with ease and comfort. In this treatment, the socket and the thigh bone are both replaced with an artificial implant. Depending on factors such as age, type of arthritis, and the quality of bone, the material or the type of the implant is chosen. One of the main reasons why a hip replacement surgery is performed is due to the growing damage to the hip joint caused by arthritis.
Degenerative arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis which eventually leads to a hip replacement. There are several other conditions that also lead to hip replacement including, a fracture in the hip joint and rheumatoid arthritis.
Sai Shree Hospital is known for its efficient, reliable, safe, and world-class treatments. Our team of some of the best surgeons and medical experts strive hard to offer the most advanced medically validated treatments to our patients.