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10 Things You Must Know About Knee Replacement Surgery in India

Understanding Knee Replacement Surgery

“Knee Replacement Surgery is the surgical process of replacing the damaged knee with an artificial knee. In total knee replacement surgery the femur bone is removed and get replaced with metal shell. Tibia (the end of the lower leg bone) is also removed and get replaced with a plastic piece with a metal stem. The process of knee replacement surgery is considered for the patient severely suffering from progressive trauma, arthritis/osteoarthritis, or some other rare medical problems. With the advancement in technology, skilful surgeons and experienced rehab experts, knee replacement surgery has become a common procedure with significant positive impact on quality of life.”


  1. Commendable Historical Contribution

India is known for its commendable contribution in the field of medical science since 600 B.C. Sushruta Samhita was written in India. The text is based on the techniques, procedures, and process of various medical practices. It is written in Sanskrit and the best treatises on this subject to survive from the ancient world. India has been contributing in global health from World War 2 and is playing a significant role in delivering excellent healthcare facilities all across India. Presently India is among the top countries providing efficient healthcare services in the field of Knee Transplantation. Hospitals like Medanta (Gurugram), Fortis Memorial Research Institute (Gurugram),MAX Hospital (New Delhi) and Gleneagles Global Hospital (Chennai)are successfully delivering knee replacement surgery to the patient all across India. India has around 30 plus Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited healthcare providers ensuring patient’s safety and competence in delivering excellent healthcare quality. 

  1. Advancement in Technology

Advancement in technology ensures accurate alignment of the parts. Technology has added to the increase in the success rates. India is the land of technology innovators and practitioners contributing to enhancing the World’s technological scenario. With skilled surgeons-a few of the best in the world plus use of technologically advanced methodology in performing surgeries ensures higher success rates in Knee Replacement surgery. 

  1. Experienced Healthcare Professionals

Dr.Sanjiv KS Marya, MBBS, MS, DNB, MCS, FRCS, FICS

He is practisingmedicine and orthopaedic surgery for over 34 years. Dr.Maryais also certified with Unicompartmental (Half Knee) replacement in Delhi and Gurugram. He introduced computer assisted knee and hip replacement surgery.

Dr Ashok Rajgopal, MBBS, MS, M.Ch.Orth, F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh)

He is world renowned orthopaedic surgeon and a PadmaShri recipient). He has performed 25000 total knee replacement surgeries in 30 years of practice. He has expertise in the most advanced cement less implants such as Trabecular Metal implants.

Dr. Pradeep Sharma MBBS, MS (Ortho), MCh. (Ortho), Arthroplasty Fellowships, Trauma Fellowship, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Adult Reconstruction Surgery.

He has experience of more than 35 years in the field of Knee Transplantation Surgery and expertise in Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip & Knee and Trauma Surgery.

There are other skilled surgeons “delivering high success rates in the field of Knee Replacement Surgery” like Dr.Ramneek Mahajan, ­­Dr Mandeep Singh, Dr Rajeev Thakral etc. 

  1. Delivering High Success Rates

Experienced healthcare professionals and 30 plus JCI accredited healthcare service providers ensure the credibility of India as a nation serving well to meet the healthcare requirements of the world with high success rates. Patients from developed countries opt India for their Knee Replacement Surgery because of the quality of healthcare services and cost-effectiveness in the process of surgery.

  1. Cost-Effectiveness

India has always attracted the attention of patients across the globe for getting Knee Replacement Surgery as India delivers the excellent combination of excellent healthcare services and cost-effectiveness. The approximate cost of Unilateral Knee Replacement surgery in India is 4200 USD. The cost is 70 percent lower than most surgeries currently cost.

  1. Rehab care after Knee Replacement Surgery

One of the most important factors of a total knee replacement is rehabilitation. Proper course of rehabilitation ensures the success and long life of the surgery. India is well known for its rehabilitation facilities which has helped patients to gain strength during the critical 12 weeks of recovery and rehab, and helped them to set aim for their healing.

  1. Better Connectivity

India is well connected with most of the countries of the world that makes it simpler for the patients to travel across. Better connectivity has made India part of global village delivering excellent healthcare facilities to contribute for global health.

  1. Language Proficiency

English is the official language of the Supreme Court of India implying that it is the most important language of India.India has the second largest English speaking population after USA. Language bridges the communication gap and helps in delivering efficiency the process of medical journey.

  1. Exhilarating Destination for after surgery recreation

Tourism means people travelling to another country to get new air and taste flavours (social, cultural, geographical, economic and political) of other part of the world. Medicine and is in the roots of India and is as old as the Indus Valley Civilization. Yoga and Ayurveda were the initiating gems and has led to a diverse establishment of the medical journey in India. The secret behind the happy life is active functioning of mental and physical self. India delivers excellent healthcare services plus serves naturally as a perfect mental and physical rehab. 

10. Best country for Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism means people travelling to another country to avail medical facilities. Generally people travel to another countries for medical treatment because of the unavailability of any particular medical advancement in their own respective place, or to obtain the medical facilities by incurring lesser expenditure compared to their countries, or to do two things (travelling for leisure and medical treatment) at the same time using the effort and expenditure needed to do only one. India is diverse in terms of health care providers as it is in its culture. An organized health care system, advancement in technology, and experienced healthcare professions are the well-grounded factors that make India stand out in the field of medicine. India is well known for its trait of welcoming nature, and connectivity in terms of language. Apart from experienced medical professionals, India is known for the best and affordable services with respect to travelling mediums, accommodation facilities, scrumptious food cuisine, and money exchange facilities. 

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