When is the right time to undergo knee replacement?

When is the right time to undergo knee replacement?

In this video, Dr. Ramneek Mahajan, Director - Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, will talk about when to undergo knee replacement surgery in this video. He will discuss that the if pain in the knee is affecting the quality of life and making the patient immobile, then he needs to undergo knee replacement surgery. Also, after much extensive use of NSAIDs and painkillers, physiotherapy etc. and still the pain is not better, then it’s time for knee replacement. Generally stage 3 and 4 of osteoarthritis are suggested for this surgery. Dr. Mahajan will also state that if a person with advanced stage of osteoarthritis in knee as shown in X-ray but doesn’t have much pain and immobility then surgery is not recommended.

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Dr. Ramneek Mahajan

Dr Ramneek Mahajan is Obtained medical degree from Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra in 1997 Completed a Post-Graduation from Government Medical College, Aurangabad in 2003 and his advanced training Orthopaedic Fellowship in Singapore, Germany & Australia. Worked extensively in Primary Hip, Knee and Revision Joint Replacement. Took up the public position as Head of Orthopaedics at the Nova Specialty Hospital, Kailash Colony from 2010 to 2014. Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Fortis Hospital from 2009 to 2014.

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