(Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon)

Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

Knee joint is one of the most complex joints in our body. Thanks to over 50 years research in the structure and function of the knee we now have an extremely successful technology and expertise in replacing the knee joint. Total knee replacement is now a well established method of treating advanced osteoarthritis.

Total knee replacement consists of resurfacing of the damaged bone with suitable metallic component. The whole bone is not replaced. In fact we try to preserve as much bone as possible.

Our knee joint is made up of three bones : Femur, Tibia and the Patella. In TKR the damaged surface of femur and tibia is replaced. The patella may or may not be replaced depending on the surgeon’s judgment.

This allows correction of any deformity in the knee. (Bend knees can be straightened). Since there is no bone to bone friction there is marked relief in the pain during walking.

Total Knee replacements lasts really long

A well fitted knee prosthesis can last for many years. However, just like a normal knee joint it also wears with age. In young patients due to higher level of activity there is a possibility that they may require revision surgery later on. In older patients the prosthesis is expected to last for lifetime.

Modern knee prosthesis are designed to last over 20 years. These are made of extremely durable titanium and cobalt-chrome alloys. The implants are made to behave like the natural knees. With newer implants knee bending up to 130° is possible.

Knee replacement
Total knee replacement

Who needs replacement ?

Correct patient selection is the most important criterion for successful Total Knee Replacement (TKR); not all patients require this procedure. Surgeons typically perform TKR in cases of grade IV Osteoarthritis, where conservative methods have failed to provide significant pain relief, rather than in grade I or grade II arthritis. Timely and appropriate treatment can potentially delay the need for surgery for many years.

In India, many people neglect knee problems, allowing them to persist for several years. This delay in treatment can be detrimental to knee health. For patients in the early stages of arthritis, preserving natural knee function for several years without surgery may be possible.

I strongly advise against ignoring knee pain. Seeking treatment today can help you bid farewell to knee pain. In cases where knee problems have progressed, knee replacement offers an excellent option for regaining pain-free knee function.


Advanced low cost Knee Replacement solution advantages:

  • Imported implant
  • Faster recovery
  • Less hospital stay
  • Less painful
  • More flexibility of the knees
  • Modernized operation theater
  • Implant cost at govt. rates