Knee Replacement

The knee is a type of “hinge” joint that permits bending and straightening of the legs. Among all the joints, knee is at utmost risk of injury, age-related wear and tear, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis and septic (infection-related) arthritis.


Knee and other joints start to deteriorate for several reasons. Constant stress on the knee because of day to day activities causes wear and tear, which is further aggravated by wrong postures and high impact activities. Aging, heredity and diet also play a role. Like a car on a bumpy road, joints are jolted every time you move. Even the simple act of walking produces pressure on knees. Osteoarthritic pain impacts mobility, quality of life and confidenc

Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused by more than just cartilage loss

In knees with OA, the cartilage protecting the ends of the bones gradually deteriorates, joint fluid loses its shock-absorbing qualities and bones may begin to rub against each other all of which may cause the knee pain you’re feeling.

Common symptoms:

What causes OA?

Most people develop OA after age 45, and it is most common in people over age 65
For every kilogram gained, you put three extra kilograms of pressure on your knees
OA is more prevalent in women, after age 55.
Genes responsible for making and maintaining cartilage may be linked with OA.
People with previous knee injuries are 3 to 7 times more likely to develop OA of the knee than those who have never had a knee injury.
Weak thigh muscles have been shown to increase the risk of developing OA of the knee.

You don't have to Settle for OA Knee Pain


There are several treatment options available for OA knee pain depending on the stage and severity of the disease.

Treatment Options

such as acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and topical pain relieving creams
such as NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors
into the knee for temporary pain relief and reduced inflammation and swelling
such as Synvisc-One® provides long term pain relief with no side effects. It is the best suitable option in early stage as your cartilage surface has not completely eroded.
is often considered when knee pain is severe and other treatments have not provided relief.

Synovial Fluid Restoration Therapy

Ask your doctor about Synovial Fluid Restoration Therapy

Cars have shock absorbers to smooth the ride, while our bodies have synovial fluid and menisci to cushion the impact between bones and joints. For this function the elasticity and viscosity of synovial fluid are critical for smooth mobility. The synovial fluid also provides nutrition to cartilage which is like a protective covering on the ends of the bones and plays an important role in three functions:

How can Synovial Fluid Restoration Therapy Benefit You

Synovial Fluid Restoration Therapy is a:

More than 11 Millions of knees across the globe have benefitted from this treatment


Here are some exercise options designed to stretch and strengthen your knee. Your doctor will advise which exercise is good for your knees.

General principles to follow during your exercise regimen:


In total knee replacement surgery, the parts of the bones that rub together are resurfaced
with metal and plastic implants. Using special, precision instruments, your surgeon will
typically remove the damaged surfaces of all three bones. The replacement surfaces will
then be fixed into place.
The surface of the femur is replaced with a rounded metal component that comes very close
to matching the curve of your natural bone. The surface of the tibia is replaced with a smooth
plastic component. The flat metal component holds a smooth plastic piece made of ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene plastic that serves as the cartilage. The undersurface of
the knee-cap may also be replaced with an implant made of the same polyethylene plastic.


If you have difficulty walking a few blocks and/or have to use a cane or walker, have difficulty
in performing everyday activities such as getting dressed, sleeping. Moderate or severe knee
pain while resting, either day or night, it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery.

When you are back in your hospital room, you will begin a rehabilitation program that will help you regain strength, balance, and range of movement in your knee. This program will be designed specifically for you. It may include a machine, called a continuous passive motion machine that automatically moves your leg to help reduce stiffness.
Within six weeks after surgery, most patients are able to walk with a cane. You will probably feel well enough to drive a car within seven to eight weeks after surgery.