Knee Joint is one of the most important joint in our body which keeps us mobile. A large number of indian men and women are now suffering from knee joint pain. The primary reason behind this is the rising obesity levels and a sedentary lifestyle. Sports has never been an integral part of Indian culture and women hardly take part in field sports. Not more than 10% of the Indian population do regular exercise. Vitamin D Deficiency has accentuated the problem and Osteoarthritis is on the rise. Knee joins the thigh bone with the shin bone and consists of two C-shaped pieces of cartilage called the medial and lateral menisci which act as shock absorbers between the two bones. Osteoarthritis and obesity eat into this cartilage which becomes thinner with time and the two bones start grinding against each other which causes pain. Initially the pain is felt while walking but soon the patient starts to experience pain even while sitting or lying down. Many treatments are available for alleviating this pain but none of them are as successful as Knee Replacement Surgery. Gel can be injected in the knee joint which acts as a shock absorber but the effects last for 7-8 months only. Platelet rich Plasma (PRP) is also being injected into the knee joint in an attempt to regenerate the cartilage but the results are not very encouraging.
The only tried and tested method for long term pain relief is Knee Replacement Surgery. However if you are scared of this surgery or are not fit to undergo the surgery then losing 5-10 kg of body weight can also do wonders. In Knee Replacement Surgery, the surgeon will remove the diseased cartilage and scrape the surface of the thigh bone and the shin bone where they meet at the knee joint. The scraped surface is replaced with metallic implant and special plastic material is placed between the two metallic surfaces to replace the cartilage. Same plastic material is placed at the back of the knee cap. The metal implants are fixed to the bone using bone cement as an adhesive. The surgery for each knee takes around 2 hours and the patient is shifted to the post operative ward after the completion of the surgery. The patient is kept there for 5-6 hours till the effect of anaesthesia weans off. Epidural pain relief is continued for the next 2-3 days so that the patient feels no pain after the surgery. The patient is shifted to the room on the same day and is made to sit in the bed within 24 hours of the surgery. On the next day, the physiotherapy team assists the patient in getting off the bed and on their feet with the help of a walker. The patient is made to walk till the washroom on a walker. The intensity of the exercise increases with each day and the patient is discharged from the hospital within 4-5 days.
Dr Harjoban Singh is one of the most qualified and extensively trained Orthopedic Surgeon for doing Hip Replacement Surgery at Bahra Hospital. The cost of Hip Replacement Surgery at Bahra Hospital is Rs. 2 lacs for each hip using FDA approved imported implants. The hospital stay is 5 days and physiotherapy needs to be given to the patient for atleast 20 days after the surgery. The patient is called to the hospital for removal of stitches 15 days after the surgery. If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 4 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.
If your insurance policy is of 2-3 lacs then you can opt for single knee replacement in one year and get the other knee replaced in the following year. In knee replacement surgery the cost of medicines and physiotherapy after the surgery is in the range of Rs. 25-30 thousand. Many patients are not aware that this money is also paid by the insurance company. You can come to Bahra hospital and our TPA desk will prepare your claim for pre and post hospitalization expenses.
Bahra Superspecialty Hospital is the biggest private hospital in the Tricity of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula. Spread over 12 acres, the hospital has 250 beds at present which can be expanded to 1000 beds. Mr. Gurvinder Singh Bahra who is one of the most distinguished educationist in India has setup this hospital in the Kharar area of Mohali, Punjab.
Bahra Hospital has been in the forefront of deploying cutting edge technology for the benefit of its patients. Our Intensive Care Units are equipped with the latest ventilators, monitors and other life saving equipments. The Radiology department has the ultrafast 32 Slice CT Scanner, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler and Digital X-Ray to provide all the diagnostic services inhouse.
Our team of doctors include some of the best medical professionals in the field of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, Obgyn, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ENT, Skin, Psychiatry, Dental and Physical Therapy.
Spread over 12 acres campus, this is the biggest hospital in the Tricity. The hospital which currently has 250 beds will be expanded to 1200 beds. Watch this Virtual Tour
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