Do you get pains in your knees when you walk up the stairs, hike, or even sit or lie down?
Today’s lifestyle has become so comfortable that even minor incidents send us running to the doctor.
But when it comes to joint pain, we avoid visiting hospitals for the fear of having surgery. Although Knee Replacement Surgery in Nepal has become common, people still prefer home remedies even when they suffer from chronic knee pain.
“Many patients would suffer at home with chronic knee pain but will never approach a doctor to obtain treatment,” according to the experts at Prolife Hospitals, Nepal’s leading orthopedic hospital.
They may also fear that they might get misused by hospitals in the name of orthopedic surgery.
Hence, we make sure that patients of every age who come to us do not get stressed but trust us and our ability to provide better care and treatment.
What is knee replacement surgery?
If you’ve exhausted all other osteoarthritis treatment options and are still experiencing knee pain, your doctor may recommend knee replacement.
But before recommending this Knee Replacement Surgery in Nepal, doctors will usually try more conservative treatments first such as exercise, physical therapy, injections, medications, etc.
Knee replacement surgery entails removing all or part of the knee joint and replacing it with an artificial joint. Metals and plastics are used in this surgery. In some cases, surgery can also be performed robotically.
Prolife Hospitals, the best orthopedic hospital in Nepal, performs laparoscopic knee replacement surgery which requires fewer incisions and results in less pain and complications.
When should you opt for knee replacement surgery?
An orthopedic surgeon in Nepal will examine your knee thoroughly before recommending surgery, using X-rays and possibly an MRI to see inside of it.
They will also review your recent medical history before deciding whether surgery is required or not.
If there is a need for knee replacement surgery, then it would be due to the following reasons:
- Pain not getting better- If you’ve tried exercise, physical therapy, and pain medication and your pain isn’t getting better, it’s time to think about knee replacement surgery. After the knee replacement surgery, about 90-95% of people have seen a significant decrease in chronic knee pain.
- Not able to do basic chores- When chronic knee pain makes it difficult for you to walk, sleep or go to work, it could be a sign that you should consider knee replacement surgery.
- Your knees are swollen and stiff- Prolife Hospitals, the best orthopedic hospital in Nepal recommends knee replacement surgery for damaged, inflamed tissue that causes stiffness and swelling inside your knee.
- You’ve suffered a knee injury- Surgery may be a good option if your leg is deformed due to an injury or if you were born with a deformity. In Nepal, knee replacement surgery can repair deformed knee joints and restore normal function.
- Your legs bend inward or outward- If your leg bows in or out then a knee replacement surgery can correct it. The surgeon will remove all or part of your knee joint and replace it with an artificial joint that will bring the leg to its original position.
- You are physically inactive- Artificial knee joints have a lifespan of 15 to 25 years. If you want to be physically active and go on for riding, jumping, and skiing without worrying about the difficulty of knee pain, then this surgery is for you.
There is no exact way to determine the right time to go for knee replacement surgery. Depending on your medical conditions, age, weight, and other factors, medications may or may not work.
Consult our best orthopedic surgeons in Nepal if you are confused or have any other questions regarding TKR.
For more information visit Prolife Hospitals.