Dr. Parag Sancheti
Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement
Education: MBBS, MS, MCh, DNB, Hon. FRCS, Hon. Doctorate
Specialities: Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement
OPD Days: Mon to Fri
Work Timing: 3 pm to 8 pm
Knee replacement is otherwise called knee arthroplasty. It treats damaged knees with metal or plastic joints to reduce stiffness, injury, or arthritis.
Exercises strengthen the muscles around your knees. Rear leg lifts, calf stretches, hamstring stretches, and standing heel raises can improve mobility and knee functioning.
Steroid injections can relieve knee pain for several weeks, say one to five weeks. Hyaluronic acid injections can be used for a month or two, depending on your recovery.
Knee replacement surgery is recommended for patients with severe knee pain or stiffness, chronic knee inflammation, or knee deformity. Your surgeons will decide on the surgery based on your test results, X-Ray, and medical history.
Within the first six to ten weeks, your surgeon or physician assistant will make you walk without a cane or any other assistance for at least 10 minutes.
Knee arthroscopy is a surgery that uses a tiny camera to fix any issue disturbing your knee for a long time. This is done for those who have torn, swollen knees and fractures.
It takes six weeks to several months to recover from knee arthroscopy, depending on your body condition, age, and other medications you have taken for a long time.
People who have suffered from knee pain for a long and athletes should have knee arthroscopy. Since knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, pain, stiffness, and the risk of infection are less. The disadvantages include blood clots and swelling, which reduces in a day or two.
The cost of knee replacement surgery depends on the hospital and city when performed in India. The average price is between 1,00,000 – 4,50,000 depending on the severity of your condition, surgeon, and other medical conditions.