Knee Replacement treatment - Nanavati-Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vile Parle(W), Mumbai, India

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Why I Decided to Go Under The Knife for My Knee Replacement

Every now and then, we come across newspapers and headlines on prime time with these scientific advancements in the field of surgery and medicine. Without a doubt, it leaves us amazed with how developed the world has become today, it all seems encouraging and positive until one has to make the choice to engage in any such medical treatment and I can speak for this because 2 years before I had to undergo a knee replacement surgery. Thankfully, I chose the team of best orthopaedic doctor Mihir Bapat in Mumbai and my recovery was quick. Here, I would like to share my experience of how one has to get ready for engaging in any such surgeries at the best joint replacement surgery hospital (because you should only opt for the best in that field) and what comprises the entire procedure.

My need to undergo knee replacement surgery was sudden because I had suffered an accident, the safest option and most reliable option for treatment were to undergo a partial knee replacement surgery. Initially, I was very sceptical to make this choice but the satisfactory responses from my joint replacement surgeon helped me to prepare myself and to trust them. So, my first advise would be to give away your stress and trust the advice of your doctor, their propositions are not based on a layman's perspective, but instead, they are expert at their fields and it is their job to help you out through this. They will ensure that your health is not affected by any treatment.

Every best hospital in Mumbai (and I believe this is the same for other likewise hospitals in other parts of the country) has a detailed diagnostic assessment before engaging the patient in any joint replacement surgery.

  • Computed tomography (CT) scans and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests are few laboratory tests which are essential for a proper evaluation.
  • X-rays and blood tests are also common for diagnosis.
  • A physical examination is performed to evaluate the patient's overshadowed overall well-being.
  • Doctors also examine the medical history and genetic background of the patient to get to accurate results.
  • In addition to that, a test is performed beforehand to assess the reaction of anaesthesia on the patient which will be used during the surgery.

Once your results have been evaluated, the plan of surgery is decided upon. Certain preventive measures are recommended by every orthopaedics & joint replacement hospital before the surgery. Staying away from smoking and eating a light meal are two basic of them. Also, have a company of a friend or family to help you with the hospital discharge and other work.

The top-rated orthopaedics hospital guarantees strict compliance with the standards of the surgery. Depending upon the type of surgery, the patient can either be an outpatient unit or shifted to an operation theatre. The patient is asked to change into loose-fitting clothes and the area to be operated is shaved. Intravenous lines are attached for the administration of medications and drugs throughout the surgery. And then, regional or general anaesthesia is provided to the patient. This part is more or less common to all joint replacement surgeries. The aftermath varies contingent upon the area under operation and the type of methodology being used such as laparoscopic or minimal access surgery. After the surgery, the patient is kept under observation, painkillers can be provided as required. The doctors discharge the patient after a level of healing, but a rehabilitation program follows as part of the postoperative care for quick recovery.