Why does total knee replacement surgery cost more?


Before you ask for total knee replacement surgery cost in Delhi, you should understand the process and its need. If you are advised to replace your natural knee with an artificial joint then you should understand that the natural joint is no longer useful and that it will continue to deteriorate your quality of life.

Need for total knee replacement

A natural knee is made of three joints – femur, tibia, and patella. Here femur is the end of the thighbone, the tibia is the topmost part of the shinbone and patella forms the kneecap. And these parts are covered with a smooth substance called articular cartilage that protects the bones and also enables them to do their functions.

The problem in knees starts with wear and tear after 50 years of age. It is called osteoarthritis and it starts with a feeling of dullness and mild pain on the affected knee. You will visit an orthopedic surgeon in Delhi NCR for treatment and the doctor might suggest some painkiller meds and ointments.

Medicines and exercises could delay the wear and tear but your surgeon will suggest you think of knee replacement in near future. Your pain and suffering would end with the replacement of the affected knee. But sometimes knee replacement is needed due to injuries. Depending on the condition of your knee, your orthopedic surgeon will tender advice.

What is a total knee replacement?

The affected parts of the damaged knee are removed and replaced with metal parts. These parts include bones and cartilage and they include a femoral component, a tibial component, and a metal spacer placed between the two components. The best knee replacement surgeon won’t take more than a couple of hours in carrying out the replacement.

Would the replacement joint work like my natural knee?

Yes, it will and you won’t feel like having an implant. But you will need to take care of the replacement. Since it is a thing forced on your body, the body needs time to adjust to the new part. But the pain and suffering would end with replacement. You will be able to take walk, use the stairs, and drive. But there will be restrictions on running and jumping.

Total knee replacement surgery cost in Delhi could be a little higher but the relief you will get with replacement is priceless. It will improve your quality of life in the long run and it will keep working for years to come.

Dr Dhananjay Gupta

Dr Dhananjay Gupta
Director and Senior Consultant,
Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Surgeon
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

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