Total Knee Replacement Surgery is one of the commonest surgeries in India. Most of the people above the age of 50 have some kind of knee pain which reduces their activity level. The pain is mostly due to arthritis which results in degradation of the knee joint. Once the pain increases then the mobility is reduced and this makes the muscles of the legs weaker.
The severe pain prevents us from physical activity and the quality of life goes down. A lot of people think that Knee Replacement means replacing the original knee joint with an artificial knee which is not true. In this surgery, only the top surface of the knee joint which has degraded is replaced by a titanium implant.
Following are some of the symptoms that may require knee replacement surgery as the long term and the best solution:
Arthritis of knee joint
Non Surgical Treatments are not Working
Unable to Perform Daily Activities due to Knee Pain
Severe Knee Pain While at Rest
Persistent Swelling in Knee
If you are having above mentioned symptoms then you will have to see a orthopedic surgeon experienced and trained in performing knee replacement surgeries. Dr J S Virk in Mohali Punjab who is a complete orthopaedic, joint replacement and bone cancer surgeon. Dr Virk is trained in treating patients with knee pain and arthritis. During the first vist at the clinic in Mohali in Punjab, Dr Virk would examine the patient and advise minimum tests that are required to diagnose the problem correctly. The tests may include:
Diagnosis of benign bone tumours can be done through one or combination of following tests:
X-ray is the basic investigation that shows level of arthritis and how much is the wear and tear in the knee joint whereas an MRI gives a detailed information about your knee joint including your soft tissues and muscles. Strong muscles are key to best knee replacement results.
When you get admitted for the surgery we carry out all the pre-surgery tests to evaluate your fitness for surgery. The surgery for each knee is finished in 45-60 minutes. We use FDA approved imported titanium implants and keep the biggest stock of these implants so that the right sized implant is used for your knee. Your stay in the hospital would be 5 days for a single knee and 7 days for both the knees.
You are on your feet from the 2nd day of the surgery and intensive physiotherapy is given during your stay at the hospital. After discharge, you are given a complete program for rehabilitation which you should continue for the next 45-60 days during which you would recover completely and would be able to do all kinds of activities.
Dr. JS Virk is one of the few Orthopaedic Onco Surgeons in India. After specializing in Orthopaedics, Dr Virk has done fellowships in Onco Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi and in Reconstructive Surgery from Singapore General Hospital.
Dr. Virk has specialized in Limb Salvage Surgery for Bone Cancer Patients. Dr. JS Virk is currently working as Bone Cancer Surgeon at Paras Cancer Institute, Panchkula, Punjab. Dr Virk is a member of the Cancer Team which includes Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Nuclear Medicine Physicians and Surgical Oncologists. Paras Cancer Institute has the most advanced facilities in the form of Linear Accelerator, Fully equipped Modular Operation Theatres, Cryotherapy and Chemotherapy.
Bone Cancer is a rare form of cancer but so are the bone cancer specialists. Very few orthopaedic surgeons choose to go in the field of Ortho Onco Surgery. Dr. JS Virk is of the few Ortho Onco Surgeons in India.
Lots of patients who are suspected to have any form of cancer are kept hanging in suspense due to the delays in testing and receiving the reports of the tests. This causes inexcusable delay in the commencement of the treatment.