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Knee Replacement Surgery
How long is the length of stay for Knee Replacement surgery?
How is surgery performed?
What is the post-surgical care?
What are the common risks and complications?
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How long is the length of stay for Knee Replacement surgery?
Normally, knee replacement requires 5-7 nights stay in hospital. Post operative check up will be done 2 weeks after hospital discharge.
How is surgery performed?
After general or epidural anesthesia is administered, a 6 to 8-inches incision is made over the knee, and then the patella is removed. The femur and tibia are cut to accommodate the prosthesis. Also the underside of the patella is cut to provide space for an artificial component. The prosthesis is implanted onto the femur and tibia with medical bone cement. An epoxy cement or bone-growth stimulator will adhere the prosthesis to natural bone. With the bone-growth stimulator, screws are occasionally used to hold the prosthesis in place until new bone is generated. After the patella is refit to cover the joint and joint movement is assessed, the surgeon will close the incision and apply a dressing to the wound.
What is the post-surgical care?
Most patients can resume work in an interval of 6 weeks to 3 months. Function of the knee will continue to improve over a 6-month period. A CPM device, or continuous passive movement device, flexes the leg repeatedly to decrease postoperative pain, stiffness, bleeding, and infection, and to speed recovery. An intravenous line will remain until the patient can start feeding independantly. A catheter and elastic stockings a re applied to prevent blood clots while the patient is still under anesthesia, and may not be removed until after he awakens. A drainage tube will be placed in the knee to remove excess fluids. Antibiotics are administered to control risk of infection.
What are the common risks and complications?
  • Severe pain
  • Infection
  • Blood clotting
  • Nerve damage
  • Instability, can be corrected by a second operation
  • Dislocated kneecap or legs of slightly different lengths
  • Stiffness
  • Loosening of the prosthesis
Procedure Request:

Please fill the Application Form yourself OR with the help of your treating doctor and e-mail it to; Place 'Total Knee Replacement, Single Knee (TKR) Request' into the subject of your e-mail.

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