Total Knee Replacement (TKR) by – Dr.Murtaza AdeebDr.Murtaza Adeeb
Total Knee Replacement (TKR)
TKR is done for patients with severe arthritis or wear and tear of the knee joint. The results of this operation are quite good and certainly improve quality of life.
Common Questions about Total Knee Replacement Surgery:
1. When should I have surgery
2. Who should perform my surgery
3. Where should I undergo the operation
4. Which implant should I choose
5. Newer developments
The right time to consider having TKR is when yr knee pain has become unbearable. You should have 3 key symptoms:
1.Pain at rest
2.Pain at night
3.Significant decrease in walking distance
Trained joint replacement surgeon who you feel comfortable with.
Good multispeciality hospital with operating theatre with laminar airflow ventilation system and ICU backup.also should have good physician and anaesthesia and nurse team.
Good surgical outcomes are a result of team work and not Rajnikanth type surgeons.
Always choose a good implant with a good track record with a good ODEP rating. Google ODEP.
Also, try to go with the implant used by the surgeon regularly because he will be more comfortable with the system and therefore less tense when operating.
Newer implant designs and techniques like robotic surgery are always cropping up. However, till date, most of these have not proven to be any better than conventional implants and techniques.