Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Singapore is safe, reliable and effective in treating severe knee pain that has failed other treatment options.
Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Singapore is safe, reliable and effective in treating severe knee pain that has failed other treatment options.Newer techniques such as robotic knee replacements are available at our clinic. We use new generation, well established implants with good registry data. We are onboard most Shield Panels and Corporate Insurance. We follow MOH fee benchmarks. Let us help you with your knee pain.
The procedure of knee replacement is performed with proper precaution. Before surgery, your doctor will discuss all the necessary details with you. Before that, the following information might help you:
Most commonly, patients above 50 years of age suffer from knee pain due to osteoarthritis. In some cases, inflammatory arthritis may cause accelerated damage to the knee joint. Most patients are initiated on a conservative treatment plan which include analgesic medications, weight loss, and physiotherapy. However, not all patients will respond to treatment. If severe knee pain continues to bother you, surgery may be necessary.
Knee replacement surgery should be considered if patients suffer the following:
Every type of surgery has its own risks and benefits. This decision of option any surgery depends on the extent of your knee damage. If you have damage to all three compartments of your knee joint, a TKR is likely the best option. If only one side of your knee is damaged then Partial knee replacement (PKR) will work.
The following factors also play a significant role in your decision:
The replacement of a knee is a big procedure. It needs a lot of time and effort to recover either its TNR or PKR. You cannot stay for so long at the hospital. So, the majority of your recovery will take place at your home.
Here are some important parts of your home rehabilitation care. Remember these tip and take proper care of yourself:
Your doctor will prescribe pain medication to help manage your pain. Take your medication as directed.
Rest → Ice →Compression →Elevation
Use this method to help reduce swelling and manage pain.
Start physical therapy shortly after surgery. It will give strength to your knee. Also, read about Gluteus Medius Exercises for Knee Pain.
Eat a healthy diet. It will help you heal and maintain your weight. Also, add plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to your diet.
Stay hydrated. It is very important for your health and can help with healing. Drink plenty of water and other fluids.
Keep your incision clean and dry.
Never miss your follow-up appointment.
Always follow these tips and ensure a smooth recovery from a knee replacement procedure. But remember that you always need to consult a knee specialist before making any decision.
If you have decided to have a replacement of your knee, the doctor will discuss anaesthesia options with you (either general or spinal) and also run other tests to determine whether you have any other medical conditions that need to be optimised.
Other things to expect are:
The patient is first given anesthesia (either general or spinal). After the anesthesia has taken effect, the skin around the knee is thoroughly scrubbed with an antiseptic fluid. The knee is bent about 90 degrees and the lower portion of the leg, including the foot, is placed in a special device to securely hold it in place during the surgery.
Usually, a tourniquet is then applied to the upper portion of the leg to help slow the flow of blood during the surgery. An incision of appropriate size will then be made and the following steps will take place:
The average cost of a knee replacement in a private hospital inclusive of all fees is around $35000. The cost will vary depending on the hospital.
The major advantages are:
It results in a rise in the level of well-being. It helps to ease pain and improves function. Most patients get back to their active lifestyle after the surgery.
Complications are rare after surgery for knee replacement. It is considered as a safe procedure. Also, It is a fact that like any surgery, it carries a small level of risk. The degree of risk associated with this surgery can vary from person to person and depends on several factors. We will be able to advise you with regards to your risks for this procedure.
There is no ideal age for total knee replacement surgery in Singapore. You may consider knee replacement if it is difficult for you to sit, walk, or perform other activities without experiencing knee pain.
Though, according to observation, the majority of knee replacement patients are between the ages of 50 and 70
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Evaluation of Knee Pain with X-ray
Evaluation of Knee Pain with X-ray
The goal of performing surgery is to relieve chronic pain and restore function. Nevertheless, surgery is a big procedure and should be thoroughly discussed with your Doctor. Before a knee replacement surgery in Singapore, Our specialist will run a series of tests to assess the extent of your knee condition and go through what to expect with a knee replacement.
There are two main types of surgery:
In a TKR, all of the damaged cartilage and bone from the knee joint is replaced with a prosthesis. TKR is the most common type of knee replacement surgery. This surgery is done to restore the function of the knee. At Hip & Knee Orthopaedics Singapore, we replace the femur and tibia with artificial parts. Sometimes patient also undergoes the replacement of the patella but that is not mandatory. The best thing about PKR is that the patients mostly do not need further knee operation.
In a PKR, we need to replace the ends of the bones on only one side of the knee only. Partial knee replacement is a less invasive procedure than TKR. It is performed if only one side of the knee is damaged. The best thing about PKR is, it has a shorter recovery time.
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