You have read the previous article about 47-year-old Rakesh who underwent a partial knee replacement recently and is now in the recovery phase. Rakesh is a sports lover and loves playing squash. Rakesh did not face any such problems during or post his surgery as he was well prepared with all the required tests and precautions that were needed to avoid any complications.
The two points mentioned below are very severe possibilities of complications that can occur after a knee replacement surgery. You must immediately report to your doctor in case you face any such discomfort.
Anesthetics are very safe, but we cannot ignore the fact that they do carry a partial risk of minor side effects such as sickness and temporary confusion. The risk of death in a healthy person having routine surgery is very rare as one in every 100,000 cases. The risk is higher only if you’re older or if you have other health conditions, related to the heart or lungs.
Complications in a knee replacement surgery are very rare and most are minor. These can be successfully treated. Below are some common complications that may occur.
It is very important to be as active as you can. Gentle exercises like walking help in strengthening the muscles. Months before your surgery, your physiotherapist may give you exercises that relax the muscles around your knee.
Some things that contribute to having a smooth surgery include:
Rakesh is a very active personality along with fitness consciousness to a great extent. He took care of every detail that Dr. Venkat Ram Prasad had suggested him and went ahead with the knee replacement surgery with us. It was a very smooth procedure and Rakesh is doing very well with his prosthetic knee now. He will resume playing squash in the next 2 – 3 months.
You too can resume your sports with a knee replacement if you follow Rakesh’s style of healthy and active lifestyle with a holistic approach!
Dr. Venkat Ram Prasad Vallamshetla is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Hyderabad. He has done his MBBS, MS Ortho (OSM), MRCS (Edin) and FRCS (Trauma & Orth) from Edinburgh. He has additionally undergone training and has worked in Birmingham for over 12 years with a specialization in Joint Replacement, arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries.
Sri Sri Holistic Hospital is a leading 100 bedded multi specialty hospital in Nizampet, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. Sri Sri Holistic Hospital provides high standards of healthcare with a combination of advanced technology and state of art clinical expertise. With more than 52 Internationally experienced doctors and 400+ staff, we served at least 50,000 patients so far.