Over the years as a joint replacement surgeon in Delhi, I have realized that the times I spend with my patient in the operation theatre are going to decide their fate for the rest of their lives. But… more significant than that is how much time I spend with my patient beforehand and afterward the surgery. This thing is lacked by many of the surgeons which should not happen. I have seen patients getting wrought, being operated but they are still unable to walk. This happens because the surgeon was too busy to do a thorough examination; patient was in reality having a spine disorder!
It sounds a bit strange and looks unbelievable. These things happen when most of the surgeons stop looking beyond the knee joint. We- the doctor’s team make sure that our patients are examined well before the surgery. At least they must be examined thrice before the surgery. The three important stages for the patients are- in OPD, after the admission and just before the surgery. The best orthopedic surgeons in Delhi make sure that the detail is taken correctly, as every time there is the availability of different surgeons. After everything is done, when the patient is ready for the surgery, the limb which is to be operated is marked, and is again checked by the doctor, i.e. surgeon and then it is confirmed by the nurse and the patient finally at the operation theatre.
Only after the team and the patients confirm the technicalities- total knee replacement surgery India is carried out. The limb to be functioned is cleaned and highlighted with antibacterial solution and enfolded in sterile linen. It starts 24 hours before the surgery and is done twice a day. The patients do not need to worry as the surgeons are very good. The surgeons have only one chance to give the patients a pain free and infection free knee and the credit goes to all the team members and supportive staff for achieving the same. Even after the discharge the team of doctor visits the patient regularly for physiotherapy, response and to look for any problem the patient or their family is facing.
Knee replacement is an exceptional surgery which has given a new life to so many patients with swollen knee all over the world. The family and the surgical team need to put in additional efforts, need to be more attentive to give the best results to these senior members to the family because they deserve it.
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