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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery

The process of replacing a painful damaged or diseased knee joint with an artificial joint is called Knee Replacement Surgery. The most common reason for needing total knee replacement surgery is knee osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease. As some point, knee arthritis begins to interfere with quality of life to such a point that something has to change. Knee replacement surgery, better known as total knee arthroplasty can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints.

When does Knee Replacement help:

There are certain conditions when a Knee Replacement Surgery might help. The following are the cases.

  #   When you have pain that limits activities such as walking, climbing stairs and getting in and out of chairs, or you experience moderate or severe knee pain at rest.
  #   When you have limited function or mobility, such as chronic knee stiffness and swelling that prevent you from bending and straightening your knee.
  #   You've tried other methods to improve symptoms, for example resting, weight loss, physical therapy, medications, braces and surgery, but they've failed.
  #   You have a knee deformity, such as a joint that bows in or out.
  #   You're age 55 or older.

Knee replacement is typically performed in older adults, but it may be considered for adults of all ages.

Knee replacement surgery to whom?

The most common reason for needing total knee replacement surgery is knee osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease. This is often referred to as 'wear and tear' arthritis, although these days we are beginning to understand that osteoarthritis is more than simply a condition of joint aging. As the cartilage surface on the ends of the bones is worn away, the normal mechanics of the knee joint are altered. The knee becomes inflamed and irritated, and the damaged cartilage, inflamed tissues, and exposed bone can cause pain.

Good candidates for knee replacement are typically healthy, without conditions such as restricted blood flow, diabetes, or infections that can complicate surgery and recovery. Obesity alone won't disqualify you from surgery, but it may slow healing and increase your risk of infection after surgery.

Knee Replacement Procedure:

During the procedure, your knee is in a bent position so that all surfaces of the joint are fully exposed. After making an incision between 6 and 12 inches in length, your surgeon moves aside your muscles, kneecap and connective tissues and cuts away the damaged joint surface. He or she takes measurements to ensure a good fit for your new prosthesis and smoothens your bones' rough edges. The surgeon then inserts the prosthesis. Before closing the incision, he or she bends and rotates your knee, testing and balancing it to ensure that it functions properly. Some people choose to have both knees replaced at the same time.

What next after the surgery?

During the hospital stay, you're encouraged to move your foot and ankle, which increases blood flow to your leg muscles and helps prevent swelling and blood clots.
The day after surgery, a physical therapist shows you how to exercise your new knee. To help regain movement, you may use a device called a continuous passive motion machine, which slowly moves your knee while you're in bed.

During the first few weeks after surgery, you're more likely to experience a good recovery if you follow all of your surgeon's instructions concerning wound care, diet and exercise. Your physical activity program needs to include:

A graduated walking program, first indoors, then outdoors is done to gradually increase your mobility. Slowly resuming other normal household activities, including walking up and down stairs. Knee-strengthening exercises you learned from the hospital physical therapist, performed several times a day.

Three to six weeks after the procedure, you generally can resume most normal daily activities such as shopping and light housekeeping. Driving is possible in four to six weeks if you can bend your knee far enough to sit in a car and you have enough muscle control to properly operate the brakes and accelerator.

Apollo Hospitals are well-known for its expertise in Knee Replacement Surgery in India. The Hospitals with their High Surgery are at par to international standards. They treat deformities, injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements. Knee Replacement Surgery are quite familiar a business in Apollo Hospitals.

(In US $)
Twin Sharing
(In US $)
Knee Replacement
1) Single (Including Implant) 7 Days 8200 6900
2) Double (Including Implant) 14 Days 14700 12500
Hip Replacement
1) Single (Including Implant) Cemented 7 Days 8000 6800
2) Double (Including Implant) 14 Days 14600 12500
3) Hip Resurfacing 7 Days 7800 6200
Shoulder Replacement
1) Single (Including Implant) 7 Days 8200 6500
2) Double (Including Implant) 14 Days 15000 13000
Arthroscopic Surgery
1) Memisectomy 1 Day 3100 2600
2) Shaving of Cartilage 1 Day 2600 2200
3) Anterior Cruciate Ligament 3 Days 4100 3200
1) Cervical (Including implant) 7 Days 10000 8500
2) Lumber (Including implant) 7 Days 10000 8500
3) Bunionectomy 3 Days 4000 3500


  • Prices are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
  • These are indicative prices only and may vary depending on the conditon of the patient, at the time of admission.
  • Apollo will provide final estimates at the time of patient's admission.
  • Single room is well furnished with Bed, Sofa-cum-Bed for Companion, Cupboard, Medicine Drawer, TV, Telephone and Wi-fi facility for Internet access. Mobile phones are available on request.
  • Stay and food for one Companion with patient in a Single Room is included in the above packages.
  • Services like Mobile, Laundry etc. will be charged extra.
  • Post-stay outside the Hospital is at the personal expense of the patient and is not included in the above prices.
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