Joint Replacement

Arthritis of the knee is very commonly seen in our community. Osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis, or post traumatic arthritis often lead to severe pain, stiffness and deformity of a joint. The Total Knee Replacement has revolutionised the way these conditions can be treated and now provides an excellent option for people who have exhausted all conservative treatment options.

Dr. Rahul Aggarwal will assess whether a knee replacement is suitable for your particular problem, or if there is an alternative available to you. You will be given time to ask any question regarding the surgery proposed, and be given written literature about knee replacement surgery. If at all unsure about having knee replacement surgery, Dr. Rahul Aggarwal would encourage you to make a further appointment to discuss any concerns you may have.

The accurate placement of the components is vital to a good functioning knee replacement. Correct alignment minimises the chances of excessive wear and loosening, which is the major cause for revision surgery. Dr. Rahul Aggarwal uses the latest computer guided technology when performing your total knee arthroplasty, which gives you the best chance of having a well functioning knee replacement that lasts as long as possible.

These include, but are not limited to

  • Infection
  • Deep venous thrombosis/ Pulmonary embolism (blood clots)
  • Nerve injury
  • Blood vessel injury
  • Loosening
  • Wear
  • Instability
  • Arthofibrosis, or stiffness
  • Unexplained pain
  • Medical complications
  • Heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Pneumonia etc

The nature of these complications and any other concerns you may have, are best discussed at the time of your consultation with Dr. Rahul Aggarwal.

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