Dr. Vibhore Singhal is a well-known orthopedic surgeon who achieved his medical training from a well-regarded University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital and Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi.
He completed his training as a specialized medical professional in the field of hip and knee replacement in Delhi and thus, he went to Singapore General Hospital for advancing hands-on fellowship in the field of joint replacement. He has also completed his advanced training in Shoulder arthroscopy and replacement surgery from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS, U.K. At present Dr. Singhal is associated as an Orthopedic Surgeon in Columbia Asia Hospital, Palam Vihar, Gurugram, India. He holds an experience in the medical fields for more than 14 years and had successfully performed more than 5000 major orthopedic surgeries till the date.
Partial knee replacement – Basically, the surgery is performed to replace only a damaged part of the knee. The damaged part can either be medial (inside), lateral (outside), or the kneecap. Therefore, the damaged tissue and/or bone of the knee are removed and are replaced with the artificial implant during the surgery. The replaced area is called as a prosthetic. We also describe partial knee replacement in Delhi with their alternative terms such as Unicondylar knee replacement, Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, Arthroplasty – Unicompartmental knee, minimally invasive partial knee replacement, Knee replacement – partial, and UKA.
Total knee replacement – Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure where the entire surface of the damaged knees is replaced with artificial knees made up of metal and plastics that are used to cap the ends of the bones forming knee joints. Based on his 14 years of experience, Dr. Singhal has performed numerous surgeries of total knee replacement in Delhi and has changed the life of so many patients in a very positive manner. Patient having severe arthritis or knee injury can hinder them to perform their routine activities actively; therefore, a surgery can diagnose the problem for a long run when all the other medication and exercises have failed to show good results.
Knee is the largest hinge joint within the body. Any sort of pain in it can affect our movement. Pain in knee can be due to variety of options like injury, arthritis or may be due to any kind of disease. It can be treated by non-surgical methods also, but if the condition is severe Knee replacement in Delhi is highly needed. It is offered only when knee joint is damaged or worn. There are some symptoms that shows the need of knee replacement –
- Severe knee pain that interferes with the quality of movement.
- Swelling and stiffness in knee joints.
- Reduced mobility and daily task related to movement becomes difficult.
To diagnose your condition orthopedic surgeon performs a thorough examination of knee. X-ray and physical examination is conducted. Describe about your pain, past injuries that has affected your movement.
Knee replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged cartilage and bone in the knee joint. This is done by replacing it with artificial cartilage that works in the same way like natural joints. Depending upon the type of damage partial or total replacement is done. Total replacement is more than the prior one; it involves replacements of both sides of knee. Knee surgeon suggests the best option based on the requirement. It involves a smaller incision and less bone is removed.
Benefits of knee replacement –
The main benefit includes reduction in pain. You can able to walk and undertake normal activities and do exercise as well. However surgery is not the only option. If your symptoms are not very severe you can also benefits by regular exercising. Reducing weight is another great option to minimize the burden on knees. However there are certain risks are also involved in this type of surgery –
- Stiffness of the knee
- Infection of the wound
- Deep infection of joint replacement
- Unexpected bleeding
- Ligament or nerve damage
- Blood clots
- Persistent pain
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
These complications are very rare when you undertake knee replacement in Delhi. This replacement is the most successful treatment and lasts for 20years and longer. It’s the time to suffer no longer from pains.
How your knee joints action when you walk, run, jump, or jog? Do the joints comfortably straightens and bends or does it cause pain or stiffness while performing these routine activities? If a person has difficulty in moving the joints, then the person should visit a good orthopedic in Delhi who can treat and diagnose to eliminate the pain and knee stiffness while performing the routine activities. If the problem cannot be diagnosed by just the medications and so many physiotherapy sessions, then the doctors may recommend for a knee replacement in Delhi because to live with pain for whole life can be frustrating for the patient. And also, will book the lifetime expenses of taking medications and physiotherapy sessions. Thus, knee replacement surgery will be the permanent solution all for once to get relieved from the pain and medication expenses.
Causes of knee pain:
Arthritis is the most common cause because of which most of the knee replacement in Delhi is performed. There are several types of arthritis but among those the most common are – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis
Osteoarthritis – osteoarthritis is commonly diagnosed for the patient above the age of 50 years or more. But, in some cases, this is treated in the people at the young age. It occurs when the cartilage, that covers the bones of the knee, gets soften and damaged due to which the bones are then rubbed against each other causing knee pain and stiffness.
Rheumatoid arthritis – this type of arthritis problems occur when the synovial membrane, surrounding the bones, gets thickened and inflamed. The severe inflammation damages the cartilage causing pain, stiffness, and cartilage loss. Because of its most common form of group disorder, it is also known as inflammatory arthritis.
Post-traumatic arthritis – this is majorly caused by the serious knee injury. The fractures caused due to the injury, tears down the bones surrounding the knee or knee ligaments, damage the articular cartilage over the passing period and soon cause a knee pain that limits the knee function. Therefore, doctors recommend a knee replacement in Delhi after a serious knee injury.
One of the most common problems includes stiffness, pain, and swelling in the knee joints that can occur at any age. Generally, people believe that the knee problems are common after the age of 45 years. The knee is a joint of the body where the thighs meet the bones of the lower leg that works as hinges for the body’s movement. The knee joints provide stability and strength to the body weight which is vital to perform the routine activities such as walking, jogging and running, bending, jumping, and spinning. If a person fails or feels uncomfortable to perform such regular activities, then the doctors may recommend a knee replacement in Delhi if the problem cannot be cured with several physiotherapies and medications. Bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons work combinely for the knee movements and if there is any problem with any of these parts, then the patient may feel difficulty in moving the knee joints.
Bones and cartilage – the joint of a knee is a set of three bones, that is,
- The femur, thigh bone or upper leg bone.
- The tibia, shin bone or larger bone of the lower leg.
- The patella, also known as kneecap. The knee cap is 3-4 inches long and 2-3 inches wide and covers the other bones of knee joints. The patella is slides during the knee movements. Also, it is sensitive and get injured or damaged, and is mostly replaced during the knee replacement in Delhi.
Muscles – The knee, basically, moves on the two muscle groups.
- Four quadriceps muscles that are bring the leg back into the straight position from a bent position.
- The hamstring muscles from the hips to exactly below the knee helps to bend the knees.
Tendons and ligaments – The quadriceps muscle is connected to the patella through the quadriceps tendon that allows straightening the knee. During the knee replacement in Delhi, the medical collateral ligament, lateral collateral ligament, anterior cruciate ligament, and the posterior cruciate ligament is connected to the femur and tibia to give strength and stability to the knee joints.
A knee joint consists of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. The knee is among the largest and most complex joints within the body. The knee joins the two bones that are thigh bone (known as the femur) to the shinbone (known as tibia). Flawless knee movement is essential for performing routine activities such as walking, standing, sitting, and running. The forming surface of each knee joint is covered in a thin layer of hyaline cartilage giving them extreme smooth surface and safeguards the underlying bone from getting damage. There is an eight-shaped layer of fibrocartilage that is tough and elastic between the femur and tibia knew as the meniscus. The meniscus performs as a shock absorber inside the knee to avoid the crash of the leg bones during energetic activities such as running and jumping. Therefore, if the knee joint fails to perform their functions, doctors recommend a knee replacement in Delhi to get back performing the routine tasks unaffectedly.
When does the knee replacement in Delhi is recommended?
It is assumed that a knee surgery is mostly recommended for the old people, though anyone can be a candidate who needs to undergo the knee replacement in Delhi. Thus, the gender, age, or weight of a person can never be considering factor for the knee replacement. There can be a number of symptoms which indicate that a person needs to get his damaged knees replaced.
- Severe pain or stiffness in the knee. Does the person experience a pain or stiffness while performing his daily routine tasks or activities such as climbing the stairs, walking, getting in and out of the car, standing, or getting up from the chair? Then this is a really a time to consult the knee surgeon.
- Moderate but continuous pain. If the patient feels the pains only at specific time say while sleeping or resting.
- Chronic knee inflammation and swelling. If the problem of inflammation and swelling doesn’t get rid off even after a lot of medications and long-term physical therapies, then the condition is really alarming that the patient may need a knee replacement.