Total Knee Replacement Surgery is a big orthopaedic surgery that will not only improve your joint movement, but also enable you to live a fuller and relatively active life. If your knee specialist tells you that you are the perfect candidate for a replacement surgery then there is a certain amount of prep work that you will have to compulsorily do before you go under the knife.
Knee specialist, Dr. Rajesh Garg will recommend you to go for a complete physical examination of the Knee Joint. Special care will be taken throughout the examination of the Knee, without causing you any pain. Also, please bring along a list of medications that you are taking currently and get it thoroughly examined by doctor. During this session it is of utmost importance that you mention to the doctor, of any past or present medical illness (Blood pressure problems, diabetes mellitus, heart disease etc). You should also mention if any surgery was performed on you in the past.
Medicines like Ecosprin (Aspirin), or Clopidogrel should be stopped at least 10 days prior to your Total Knee Replacement Surgery.
Once a complete examination is done specialized X-rays of your Knees will be ordered, which will help us to identify the stage of your arthritis and help us go further with Total Knee Replacement for the actual During the Total Knee Replacement Surgery.
You will also be given a specialized brochure and contact details of various patients operated by Dr. Rajesh Garg, so that you can share your queries and anticipation with them. During this session you are free to ask any queries you may have about arthritis and Knee Replacement.
If at all you require a surgery and wish to get it done by Dr. Rajesh Garg, then a series of investigations will be ordered for you.
Once All Investigations are done, you will be asked to see a physician from the team to evaluate the fitness for anestheisa.
Here are a couple of questions that you should ask your knee specialist before undergoing the Total Knee Replacement Surgery:
Getting in good physical shape before surgery can lessen the chance of any post-surgery complications and also possibly shorten your stay in the hospital.
Let’s have a look at some of the quick & simple joint exercises that you can perform at home or your workplace before your Total Knee Replacement Surgery:
Once fitness for surgery has been obtained, the next available date will be given to you for the surgery, depending upon the waiting list. After you have specified the hospital and the type of room required for you, the necessary bookings for the room, the Implant (Prosthesis) and the operation theatre will be done.
Urinary catheterization is done to monitor the urinary output during the surgery as well as after the total knee replacement surgery. The catheter is removed at 48 hours after the surgery.