There are different kinds of bone surgeries done in India and they are ample of them that are done under orthopedic surgeries and knee replacements are one of them. Knee replacement surgery is commonly done in rheumatoid arthritis to treat joint problems and is done more than in twenty thousand numbers annually in the United States but people come to India on medical tourism to get the surgery in an affordable price.
The knee replacement surgery is also known with another name with total knee joint arthroplasty and the surgery is done to those patients who are suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and they indeed suffer from joint and cartilage problems and suffer from chronic pain which can be treated by replacing the complete knee structure and the orthopedic surgeon cuts down the damaged bone and cartilage from the shinbone, thighbone and kneecap and the complete structure is replaced with an artificial knee joint called as knee prosthesis and it is usually manufactured with metal, polymers or plastic. And the surgery has a success rate of more than 90 percent and the replacement can work more that 10 to 15 years after the surgery and it function well and that is why these days’ people are getting more and more of them so that they can opt for the best treatments and one of the optimal treatments given to patients off rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. But a fact is also there that the more rigorous activities will be done by the patient can lead to more frequent replacements so it is very necessary that the patients stays more under medical treatment and should also take care of infection and any heavy work which can affect the surgery straight.
How knee replacement is different in India?
Medical facilities that are available in India are compared to the international standards and they are equally standardized with the medical facilities available in USA and United Kingdom and the corporate hospitals that are available in India is professionally equipped with the ultra-modern facilities that one can expect in the western nation and India definitely has the best medical experts and surgeons who are creating miracles to the patients from all over the globe. The good news is that people who come to India for medical tourism can save a huge amount of money as well as can also have a nice tour to the beautiful country.
The risks Involved in the Surgery
Along with the success rate there are many risks that are involved with the knee replacement surgery and one cannot deny it but the surgery also included with many risks that may affect the person capacity to move and act.
The very common risks that are involved in the knee placements are
- Blood Clotting
- Loosening of Joint Prosthesis
The infection and basic complications are very common in the surgery and can be easily handled by the surgeons these days and that is why the majority of the corporate hospitals who provide low cost surgeries for the patients who come from the foreign countries and there are many times when these patients do not feel good in the Indian climate and that is why the total cost of knee replacement surgery is about one fourth of the cost of the cost in United States or in United Kingdom.