When is the right time to undergo a knee replacement?
There’s no precise formula for determining when you should have a knee replacement. But if you’re having trouble getting up to answer the phone or walk to your car, you may be a candidate. A thorough examination by an orthopedic surgeon should yield a recommendation. It might also be beneficial to receive a second opinion.
What will occur during surgery and how long will the knee replacement operation take?
The surgeon will make an incision on the top of your knee in order to expose the damaged area of your joint. The standard incision size can be as long as 10 inches, but a minimally invasive procedure can result in incisions as short as 4 inches. During the operation, the surgeon moves your kneecap aside and cuts away damaged bone and cartilage, which are then replaced with new metal and plastic components. The components combine to form a synthetic (but biologically compatible) joint that mimics the movement of your natural knee. Most knee replacement procedures take 1.5 to two hours to complete.
I am a passionate cyclist. Dr. Mahesh Kulkarni operated my knees in 2012. With his expert advice, I was able to cycle within 3 months post operation. Now at the age of 80, I can walk normally and can cycle upto 30 kms in a day
Dr. K.D. Gujar
In 2008-09 I had severe knee pain, after getting operated from Dr. Mahesh Kulkarni, I can now climb upto 60 stairs for almost 2 times a day without any knee pain.
Hip & Knee Replacement
Fixed with new hips, woman set to swing on Valentine's Day
Anita Apte, who had been living with the pain she contracted after a bicycle accident 35 years ago, says post-surgery she feels younger and is excited to celebrate the day with her husband.