When To Go For TKR? ( Total Knee Replacement in Bangalore).
1.When the medications no longer ease your pain.
2.Other less invasive treatments like cortisone injection, lubricating injection, physical
therapy, rest doesn’t effectively reduce your pain.
3.You need the aid of a stick or Walker to go around.
4.Lots of difficulty and pain while doing daily activities like dressing, bathing, getting out of bed or
chair, and climbing stairs
5.Severe pain day and night, even at rest.
6.Knee deformity( Bows in and out)
7.Between 50 and 80 years old with severe knee pain.
WHY PRE-OPERATIVE PHYSIOTHERAPY IS IMPORTANT?
Post-operative rehabilitation exercises may be taught before operation, so that patients may perform the
appropriate exercises more effectively and easily immediately after TKA surgery.
>To improve the lower limb strength.
>To improve range of motion.
>To reduce pain.
>To reduce the length of hospital stay after total knee replacement.
>To improve the functional status of patients.
>Patient can recover Early after TKA surgery
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE PHYSIOTHERAPY AFTER TKR?
To avoid the below complications physiotherapy is necessary:
2.Stiffness of the knee
5.To stop using the walker and get back on one’s own feet without support, physiotherapy plays a huge role.
Helping the patient take this leap and effectively lead a life better than it was before the surgery whilst enhancing the positive effects of the surgery.
WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO AVOID?
1.Long hours of sitting especially in the first two weeks of total knee replacement.
2.Too much weight-bearing shortly after the operation.
3.After a total knee replacement, most people use a walker, crutches, or other assistive devices.
4.High impact sports such as volleyball, badminton, rugby, hockey, soccer.
5.Performing activities that involve running and jumping while still recovering from a knee replacement, that
may the reason of delay healing or the reason of damage to the prosthesis.
6. cross leg sitting.
7. Squatting activities.
Some lifestyle modifications to decrease your risk of falling include:
>using the handrail when stepping up and down the stairs.
> using a non slippery rubber mat or shower chair when showering.
>Avoid slippery surface like mud, ice, or wet grass.
WHY WALKING IS IMPORTANT AFTER TKR?
Walking is important. It helps to reduce swelling, prevent blood clots, and it is good for the lungs after surgery.
Use a heel-toe gait pattern to keep you from walking with a limp. Over time, you can increase your distance of walking and level of effort until you’re able to walk without any discomfort or limitations.
TO AVOID SURGERY WHAT A PRO PHYSIOTHERAPIST CAN HELP?
-Understanding what OA is.
-Explain long-term management of OA.
-Educate regarding activity modification.
-Role of weight loss.
-Promote active, healthy.
- Passive treatment
Multiple angles quadriceps isometrics.
Straight leg raise.
Hamstring and calf stretch.
Low impact activities like cycling.
In case you are not able to avoid a knee replacement, according to me,
The best hospitals are in bangalore to go for knee replacement:
- R.V.Aster, J. P. Nagar 1st Phase.
- Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road.
- Apollo Hospital, Jayanagar 3rd block.
A total knee arthroplasty is a very effective procedure to improve the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. After this surgical procedure ( total knee replacement ), patient can perform all functional activities of knee just like the natural one. Here the surgeon replaces the original knee joint with a prosthetic one.
Total Knee replacement has become a regular procedure in the certain hospital in Bangalore. The name of some reputed hospitals like R.V. Aster Hospital, J.P.Nagar, Apollo Hospital, Jayanagar, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road in South Bangalore.
According to the recent survey of American Association Of Orthopedic Surgeons ( AAOS), 90% of all total knee replacement are still working properly even after 15years of surgery. Experiencing a great reduction of pain, functionally active just like natural knee without pain, walking and enjoying golf. 82 % people are still enjoying functionally normal life after 25 year of surgery.
In my next article, I will write more about total knee replacement. I will suggest the name of the best orthopedic surgeons in Bangalore for hip or knee replacement.