Innovative Partial Knee Replacement Surgery in Hyderabad India 2019 :
Edited Version | Date 18 Sept 2019 | Hyderabad
India’s Top Joint Replacement Surgeon and Eminent Sr Orthopaedics Dr Mir Jawad Zar Khan Says that ” There is a huge of number of people in the world who all are affected by arthritis, as a result of which they suffer from incapacitating pain which hinders their everyday activities – such as walking, climbing stairs or standing for long periods” .
He also added that ” The Partial Knee Replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it entails a smaller incision and faster recovery than traditional total joint replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement, also called unicompartmental knee replacement’ and ‘minimally invasive knee surgery,’ removes only the most damaged areas of cartilage, and replaces these surfaces”.
🔴 What is Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?
A Partial knee replacement, also called a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty,’ is a surgery that may be considered for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Traditionally, patients have undergone total knee replacement for severe arthritis of the knee joint. In a total knee replacement, all cartilage is removed from the knee joint, and a metal and plastic implant is substituted.
🔴 Why Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?
We at Germanten Hospital will usually try medicine, injections, and physical therapy for 6 months before considering surgery. Dr Mir Jawad Zar Khan Sir may recommend this procedure if you have severe arthritis (osteoarthritis) in one side of one knee, which causes the following symptoms:
✔ Inability to sleep through the night because of knee pain
✔ Knee pain that does not improve with other treatments (medicine, injections, and physical therapy)
✔ Knee pain that limits or keeps you from being able to perform your daily activities, such as bathing, preparing meals, and doing household chores.
🔴 Orthopaedics at Germanten Hospital may also recommend this procedure if you have :
✔ Avascular and aseptic necrosis Knee deformity
✔ Refractory Osteomalacia
🔴 Who is the Good Candidate for Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?
The Partial Knee Replacement is indicated in patients who have severe arthritis of the knee that have failed conservative treatments may consider this procedure. Conservative measures may include, but are not limited to, medications and injections, strengthening exercises, and weight loss.
” If these treatments are not adequate, and you as a patient are not satisfied, then surgical procedures may be considered” Said by Dr Mir Jawad Zar Khan Sir.
The Partial Knee Surgery may be possible if the arthritis in the knee is confined to a limited area. If the arthritis is widespread, then the partial knee replacement is NOT appropriate, and should not be considered.
🔴 In addition, the partial knee surgery is recommended in patients who are :
✔ Older than 55 years
✔ Not obese
✔ Relatively sedentary
✔ Have intact ligaments (specifically the ACL)
If these qualifications are not met, then the Partial Knee Surgery may not be as successful. Unfortunately, many patients are therefore ineligible for this minimally invasive procedure.
🔴 How to Prepare for Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?
Always tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking; even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.
🔴 During the 2 weeks before your surgery :
You may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), and other drugs.
Ask our doctor the drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.
If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other medical conditions, our surgeon will ask you to see the doctor who treats you for these conditions.
Tell our doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol (more than one or two drinks a day).
If you smoke, you need to stop.
Ask our doctor or nurse for help. Smoking will slow down wound and bone healing. Your recovery overall may not be as good if you keep smoking.
Always let our doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you may have before your surgery.
You may want to visit a physical therapist to learn some exercises to do before surgery and to practice using crutches or a walker.
🔴 On the day of your surgery :
You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 – 12 hours before the procedure.
Take the drugs our doctor told you to take with a sip of water.
our doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.
Dr.Mir Jawad Zar Khan
MBBS, MS – Orthopaedics (Gold Medalist – Osmania University), M.Ch – Orthopaedics (Usaim, Seychelles), Fellowship in Knee Arthroscopy, fellowship in Arthroplasty (Munich, Germany) Orthopedist, Joint Replacement Surgeon, Spine Surgeon – 20 Years Experience