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Is Knee Replacement Surgery: Not for the young?

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Knee Replacement Surgery has become an increasingly popular form of treatment for joint pain, with more than 100 people undergoing the surgery per day, in Mumbai alone. The surgery restores functionality in arthritic patients, giving them a new lease of life. However, Knee Replacement Surgery is no stranger to scrutiny, with one of the most common myths being that patients should wait until they turn at least 60, to undergo this surgery, due to its short-lived nature of 10-15 years. Though this may have been true in the past years, the question remains, ‘Does age play a role in selecting candidates for knee replacement surgeries, today?’ Dr. Santosh Shetty at Surana Group of Hospitals, explains why it doesn’t

 

Busting the myth around Age and Knee Replacement Surgery

In the past years, the myth around Knee Replacement Surgery may have been partly true, with the limitations in materials and technology that existed. However, the advancements in medicine are hard to ignore, making anyone of any age a suitable candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery in Mumbai, India. Here’s why:

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  • Quality of Implants: In the beginning, implants used during Knee Replacement Surgery were made of cobalt chromium, which was greater subject to wear and tear, creating the need for a revision surgery within 15 -20 years. However, the implants used at Surana Group of Hospitals are Titanium Niobium Nitride Gold Knee, which lasts for more than 30 years, which increases the durability by double.
  • Infection and Allergy: The latest Titanium Niobium Nitride Gold Knee technology is combined with Vitamin E Polythene, which reduces the Knee Replacement Surgery risk of metal allergy and infection that can be caused by the implant. Combining this aspect with its long-lasting feature resolves the need for revisions and treatments.
  • Customization: The present implants are available in a variety of sizes, with the smallest implant in the industry, used by Dr. Santosh Shetty. This allows patients with even small bone structures to be treated, which is incredibly common in the majority of the Asian population, which decreases the Knee Replacement cost.
  • Delayed Surgery: Delaying surgery until the situation is drastically worsened eventually complicates the surgery down the line, and recovery harder. Losing functionality and mobility leads to weight gain and obesity, which causes further health issues and longer Knee Replacement surgery recovery time.

Waiting until the ‘right age or time’ to seek treatment, could actually worsen your condition, making the surgery and recovery tougher. With the advancements in technology, Knee Replacement surgery could be the answer to your problem, no matter what your age and health are.

So, book your appointment or get in touch with our counsellor, call at +91 9820 418 228. Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected]

Dr. Santosh Shetty
Dr. Santosh Shetty
Specialist in Joint Replacement and Trauma Surgery with more than 15 years of experience.

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