Knee replacement surgery is one of the most commonly done orthopedic procedures around the world. This surgery may be considered by someone who has severe arthritis or a severe knee injury/pain/stiffness which makes it hard to walk, climb stairs, or to even get out of a chair.
Knee replacement surgery in Pakistan is performed by well-qualified surgeons and is carried out successfully in the majority of the cases. It is the best option for you to consider if physical therapy and medication haven’t helped. In this article, we’ll take a look at the five important things that you should know about knee replacement surgery in Pakistan.
What is knee replacement surgery?
Knee replacement surgery also known as knee arthroplasty or total knee replacement is a surgical procedure performed to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. In this surgery, metal and plastic parts are used by the surgeon to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. The purpose of knee replacement surgery is to resurface the parts of the knee joint that have been damaged and relieve the knee pain that cannot be controlled by any other treatments.
Best doctors for knee replacement in Pakistan
Dr. Tariq Sohail:
Dr. Tariq Sohail is serving as a consultant orthopedic surgeon at Doctor’s Hospital, Lahore. He is specialized in the spine and orthopedic surgery like trauma, joint replacement and orthoscopy. Dr. Tariq Sohail is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Lahore and is famous for performing knee replacement surgery. He has successfully done many knee replacement surgeries. You can call at 0311-1222398 to confirm his timings or book an appointment.
Dr. M. A Wajid:
Dr. M. A Wajid is one of the most senior orthopedic surgeons in Pakistan with an experience of over 20 years. He has been providing high-quality orthopedic services regarding trauma and orthopedics both at national and international level. Dr. Wajid is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Shalamar Medical and Dental College Lahore. He has done MBBS from Allama Iqbal medical college and FRCS from the UK. His main areas of interest are keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery, knee replacement surgery and sports injuries as well as routine trauma and acetabular fracture surgery.
Dr. Muhammad Munir Ahmed Khan:
Dr. Muhammad Munir Ahmed is one of the most well-qualified orthopedic surgeons in Pakistan. After getting initial surgical training in Lady Reading Hospital, he went to the United Kingdom in 2003. He passed MRCS examination from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2005 and completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Orthopaedics on joint replacements in young and active patients; from one of the most prestigious orthopedic hospitals in the United Kingdom.
He has also passed FRCS examination in trauma and orthopedic surgery and is on consultant register (CCT) in the United Kingdom. Dr. Munir also completed one-year fellowships in revision joint replacement (hip and knee), in which he performed complex surgery of the hip and knee in patients in whom the initial joints had failed or were painful.
Dr. Munir is currently working as Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medica University/PIMS hospital. You can book an appointment with him in Ali Medical Centre through Marham.
Knee replacement surgery cost in Pakistan:
The cost of knee replacement surgery varies on a number of factors such as on the surgeon who performs the surgery, materials used and the hospital expenditure/equipment. Knee replacement surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 400,000 to 700,000.
FAQs about knee replacement surgery:
Q: How long does it take to recover from a knee replacement?
A: The patient can expect to be up on their feet within a day. Most patients resume normal daily activities within 3 to 6 weeks. However, it can take 4 to 6 months or up to an entire year to fully recover and realize the total benefits of knee replacement surgery.
Q: Is knee replacement surgery painful?
A: If the implant gets lose, This is most often the cause of pain years or decades after the knee replacement; however, it is seldom the cause of persistent pain right after surgery. … Any increase in pain after knee replacement should raise concerns for infection.
Q: What can I expect after knee replacement surgery?
A: Mostly, knee replacement patients are able to leave the hospital within 1 to 5 days (often 2 or 3), and they can and resume most activities 6 weeks after surgery.
Knee replacement surgery success rate:
Approximately 85 to 90 percent of all total knee replacement surgeries performed are successful and patients recover in about 3 months. In some cases, it can take 6 months or longer before they are 100% recovered.