Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Results of partial knee replacement - When Less Is More

Partial knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgical treatment option that replaces only the damaged portion of the knee while conserving unaffected cartilage and knee ligaments. Partial knee replacement surgery may also be referred to as unicompartmental knee replacement, partial knee resurfacing, unicondylar knee arthroplasty or unicondylar knee replacement.

When Less Is More:
Still the surgery that is most reliable is the total knee replacement and the longevity, as well as the durability of totals, may be slightly better than partials. However, in recent times, the partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated substantial awareness because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than total knee replacement surgery. The purpose is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and preserve any healthy parts of the joint, undamaged cruciate ligaments or uninvolved compartments for continued use. It can be the best alternative for patients with osteoarthritis with a true perception of the biologic and physiologic knees.

Knee Replacement in Chennai

A new research from Weill Cornell Medical College and Hospital for Special Surgery investigators revealed that Partial knee replacements are economically superior to total knee replacements in older adults, and can be an attractive option for younger patients with a few small improvements in the near future.

The study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery has stated that Knee replacement surgeries are expected to surpass one million annually by 2020, with half of these surgeries being performed on patients younger than 65. Traditionally, physicians have recommended total knee replacements for all adult patients including those who have end-stage osteoarthritis in part of the knee joint. Partial knee replacements provide greater economic value to patients over the age of 65 compared to total knee replacement, as they are less likely to face surgical complications and need less physical therapy than those who undergo total knee replacement surgery.

Who Can Benefit from Partial Knee Replacement?

Partial knee replacement is appropriate for patients who have severe arthritis of the knee that has not found relief with conventional non-surgical treatments if the arthritis of knee is confined to a single compartment and is generally restricted to patients who are not morbidly obese.


The partial knee replacement is recommended in patients:

  1. The surgery is not suitable for patients with a significant angular deformity or marked stiffness in the knee.
  2. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are not good candidates as inflammatory-type arthritis typically involves the entire joint.
  3. Have intact ligaments (particularly the ACL)
  4. Older than 55 years


What Happens during Partial Knee Replacement?

During partial knee replacement, the orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision (four and six inches) at the front of your knee to gain access to the affected compartment of the knee. Then, he will remove damaged cartilage and bone tissue from the surfaces of the tibia and the femur in the arthritic area. All surrounding tissues and structures are restored to their actual anatomic position when the incision is closed.

The surgeon will use either a unicondylar fixed bearing knee replacement or a mobile bearing unicondylar knee replacement. A fixed bearing knee replacement is where the tibial (lower leg) plastic insert is affixed to the tibial bone and does not permit movement of the bearing surface. Patients with disease isolated to only one compartment, those who do not have significant deformity and those who are are able to bend the knee more than 90 degrees are considered a candidate for a fixed bearing unicondylar knee replacement.

The speculative benefit of a mobile bearing knee replacement is a greater contact surface between the metal component and plastic insert. In the knee arthroplasty, larger contact surfaces have proven to reduce the amount of linear wear. For the mobile bearing “uni” replacement, Patients with mild patellofemoral disease may be considered candidates only if they do not have significant pain in the front of the knee.

Results of partial knee replacement:

More recent studies, which focus on new designs for fixed bearing knee arthroplasties, have provided much better long term results, largely because of more careful selection of appropriate patients, improvements in implant designs, better material quality and better instrumentation.


When performed by experienced surgeons the mobile bearing unicondylar knee arthroplasty has shown success rates at ten years of up to 95% at specialized centers. The success rate of the mobile bearing knee replacement in younger population has also been comparatively high. In a recent study comparing older and younger patients, the overall success rate for patients older than 60 years of age is 96% and for patients under 60 years of age has been 91%. In obese and older patients with patellofemoral arthritis, the results have been better with the mobile bearing knee replacement than with other unicondylar knee designs.

Benefits of Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

  1. Less bone and soft tissue dissection
  2. Following surgery, most patients undergoing partial knee replacement can expect to spend one to two nights in the hospital.
  3. Faster recovery of range of overall motion
  4. Most patients can expect to be back to their daily activities within three to six weeks.
  5. Lower probability of early complications

Dr. Raj Kanna Knee & Ortho Clinic is located at Anna Nagar, Chennai, delivering the most advanced, yet affordable treatment for arthritis and Sports injuries of the Knee Joint. The clinic offers specialized care for arthritis, ligament injuries, various other knee disorders and Knee Replacement in Chennai by delivering the latest and best in knee care for every patient. Dr. Raj Kanna is an Orthopaedic and Knee care expert in Tamilnadu, who have made a mark in the field of Orthopedics with his success stories and is a consultant in various reputed hospitals in Chennai. He is one of the very few prominent surgeons in Asia, who performs knee replacement surgery using computer navigation technology.

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Saturday, 13 October 2018

How do I know if I need a knee replacement?

In spite of taking anti-inflammatory medicines, pain pills and cortisone injections, if still, your knee pain is not reducing, it's time for you to go for a knee replacement surgery. When you wake up in the morning and you find it difficult to walk normally or you see a swollen knee, you should not avoid such symptoms.

Among all the joints in the body, the knee is the most commonly operated jointly. But in the first stage doctors won't recommend a surgery. First, they will take your medical history and provide several chronic medicines and injections. Also, you have to go through a medical examination, where the doctor will check the stability, strength and motion of your knee. An MRI is conducted to look minutely at the damaged tissues and bone joint of the knee.

When to consider a surgery?

If you see the following symptoms appearing repeatedly, the only option left is a knee replacement surgery:
  • Extreme knee pain that occurs mostly at night.
  • Redness and swelling in the knee area.
  • Difficulty to stand in the morning.
  • When no medicines or injections are working anymore.
Generally, knee joints get affected after the age of 50. So, if you see any of the symptoms, immediately visit an orthopaedic.


The keyhole technology will give you a painless early recovery. These days’ imported implants are high in demand, as they are more long lasting and provide extra strength to the knee joint. Very few clinics use imported knee implants.


Best knee replacement in Chennai

Dr Raj Kanna a renowned orthopaedic and knee surgeon is offering affordable and efficient knee replacement in Chennai. Using the most modern technology, that is the computer navigation technology, he has made the impossible possible. With more than 100 success stories, he has become Asia’s one of the top surgeons.

At his clinic, only imported implants are used, so you are getting a high-class service at an extremely affordable package. For any consultation regarding knee replacement in Chennai visit Dr Raj Kanna’s clinic. The solutions he will provide are really helpful and you can see the results within few days.

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Thursday, 6 September 2018

Now You Can Get The Best Partial Knee Replacement Package At Chennai

The first thought that comes to mind with the word ‘knee replacement’ is something that’s going to cost you huge. But today knee replacement surgery is much advanced and cheaper. A partial knee replacement is a kind of surgery where a part of the damaged knee tissue is operated. In this surgery, either the middle part or the lateral part or the kneecap is replaced. Here a damaged tissue or a distorted bone is replaced through advanced technology. As these kinds of knee replacement is conducted with small incisions, the patient gets easily recovered and has zero risk factor. 


How is partial knee replacement conducted?

  • After making a 3 to 5 inch cut on the knee the surgeon finds out exactly what part of the knee tissue needs to be replaced or operated.
  • Next, the damaged bone or tissue is removed.
  • When the whole process is done the operated part is attached with a special kind of bone cement.
  • The wound is finally stitched or pasted.
Today this process of knee replacement has become much more advanced. Surgeons use computer technology to detect the exact area of damage and use auto-generated computer signals while operating. The better clinic you visit for partial knee replacement in Chennai, the better results you will get.


What are the benefits of going through this surgery?

  • Much less blood loss due to smaller incisions.
  • Fast recovery with zero risks.
  • No such early complications.
  • Patient can easily return to normal activities within a very few days.
  • Patient can move freely with comfort.

A great solution for you!

As there is smaller incision made, patients of any age group can handle the operation. It won’t be a big problem. Especially if you are under good hands then age is just a number! The best destination for knee pain treatment in Chennai is Dr. Raj Kanna’s Knee & Ortho Clinics. Here you will be under the supervision of Chennai’s best orthopedic surgeon. You can open the website and make an appointment now to discuss your problems with the surgeon himself.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Get an exact Knee Replacement Surgery through Computer-assisted technique

Computer-assisted knee replacement surgery is a powerful precise procedure in which the surgeon accurately places the components for knee. Computer-assisted knee replacement surgery is mostly welcomed by the patients.

This is the most embraced method and last option to alleviate pain and restore function in a damaged knee by an injury or arthritis when non-surgical treatments fail to relieve such an excruciating pain. In this procedure, the damaged surfaces of the articulating bones are replaced with an artificial imported implant. Imported implants will always have durability when it is placed accurately. The life of the imported implant can be obtained with the help of a Computer assisted knee replacement surgery.


What are the advantages of Computer-assisted knee replacement surgery?

  • A Precise surgical procedure when compared to other conventional methods.
  • Can be performed quicker than the standard procedure
  • Exact prosthesis alignment 
  • Reduced chances of post-operative misalignment 
  • Improved implant longevity
  • Improved accuracy 
  • Quick recovery
  • Since it is less invasive there may not be a requirement for blood transfusion
Dr. Kanna’s Knee & Ortho Clinic is an ace hospital in providing orthopedic treatments and he is one among the most-sought-after surgeon in Asia who performs computer-assisted knee replacement in Chennai using imported implants from USA (DePuy Johnson and Johnson) for all patients. Approach our Dr. Kanna for the best Knee replacement in Chennai.
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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Stem Cell Therapy For Healthy Knee

Are you still living with that killing Knee pain by degenerative knee joints or arthritis??? Afraid of all those traditional replacement procedures??? Happy news for you !!!

Knee Stem Cell Therapy is a relatively newer alternative method for knee joint pain treatment, which has more advantages when compared to other traditional methods.  It is the most established and widely used approach. stem cell treatment is the transplantation of blood stem cells to treat diseases and conditions of the blood and immune system, or to restore the blood system after treatments for specific cancers.

What is Stem Cell

Stem cells have the unique ability to develop into different specialized cells in the body. They have the ability to differentiate into cell types like skin, fibrous scar tissue, blood vessels, nerve, bone, cartilage, etc. They are broken down into two major types of cells: Embryonic and Adult.

Stem Cell Procedure

  • A small bone marrow stem cell sample is taken through a needle by numbing the back of the hip
  • Collected stem cell will be sent for processing
  • After processing, the stem cells and natural growth factors from the patient’s blood platelets will get re-injected to the patient’s damaged area

A good candidate for Stem Cell Procedure

The ideal recipient of a stem cell procedure is a patient that wants to use their body’s own regenerative potential as an option to possibly delay or avoid invasive surgery. Stem Cell is suggested for patients with:
  • Early arthritis
  • Young patients with mild osteoarthritis or cartilage damage
  • Healthy patients with relatively less cartilage damage
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Knee Instability
  • Traumatic knee injury
Dr. Kanna’s Knee & Ortho Clinic which is headed by Dr. Raj Kanna provides the best solutions for knee damages with Stem Cell treatment Tamilnadu with utmost care.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

An Insight Into Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery

Studies show that as of now almost 90 percent of people who have crossed the age of 60 has a damaged knee joint. In India too, same is the case. You can often hear people complaining about pain and stiffness in the knee joints. Osteoarthritis has become so common that people have started taking it as a trivial matter and have started avoiding medications which lead to an increased severity of the condition. Are you one among them? Then you will have to take an appropriate treatment for your condition. For most severe cases of osteoarthritis, a knee replacement surgery is recommended. Here's us giving an insight into osteoarthritis and Bilateral knee replacement surgery.


Causes of joint pain in the knee

  •  Old age; the chances of osteoarthritis increases with age.
  •  Obesity is another reason for joint pain in the knee.
  •  Bone deformities.
  •  Genetics.

What is Bilateral Knee Replacement surgery?

A surgery where both the knees are replaced simultaneously on the same day under one anesthesia. During this surgery, the damaged areas of the knee joint are replaced, with an artificial knee called a prosthesis. A prosthesis is mostly made of plastic, metal or ceramic. It restores all the functions of the damaged knee and relieves you from arthritis pain.


 What are the advantages?

  •  Only one rehabilitation period
  •  Patients can get back to their normal lives quickly
  •  Patients take less time off from work

Knee replacement in Chennai

Post Surgery Care

Physical and emotional support is to be given to the patient post-surgery which is essential for recovery of the patients. A therapeutic support is highly recommended.You can even hire a nurse to ensure a speedy recovery. Bilateral knee replacement surgery requires a strong home team for care and support.

We, at Raj Kanna Knee and Ortho clinic, provides efficient treatment depending on your condition. Dr. Raj Kanna with his team will provide you first-class services because we believe that patient satisfaction is our happiness. Dr. Raj Kanna is a leading Orthopaedic and Knee surgeon in Tamilnadu. He has made a mark in the field of Orthopedics with his success stories. He is known for making the impossible possible, with respect to knee surgery, using modern technology and is one of the very few eminent surgeons in Asia, who performs knee replacement surgery using computer navigation technology.


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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Cure Arthritis With The Magic Of Platelet-Rich-Plasma-(PRP)

Unlike earlier days, knee pain is not confined to aged people only but it’s very common in young generation as well due to the fast life and loads of day to day core of actives where they are not getting appropriate time to give rest their body and collecting excessive stress and exertion on body that gives a painful reflection on the lowers part of body especially legs and knees that can because of arthritis. Though, arthritis can be the cause with other several reasons.


Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP)

PRP refers to Platelet- Rich-Plasma that is applicable for the patient suffers from the knee pain and caused by osteoarthritis (OA). PRP is a process to the reincarnation of the cell and emphasizes on growth factors. There is a liquid-based plasma exist along with small solid components that include several types of cell such as red or white blood cells and platelets. The platelets restrict blood clotting as they contain a high protein called growth factors that aid in the curing process. The concentration of platelets in PRP is around 5 to 10 times higher when observed in normal blood.

Best treatment for PRP at Chennai

Dr. Raj Kanna’s Clinic is an incompatible clinic and establishes at Chennai with a dedication and contribution to his services in the zone of orthopedics and Arthritis and Sports injuries of the Knee Joint. Dr. Raj Kanna is a chief and consultant of Orthopaedic and Knee surgeon, created a noticeable work in the field of Orthopaedics. He totally changed patient’s life with the modern technology such PRP for knee for arthritis patients and bring back their smile. Also, he handles others sorts of knee injuries like ligament injuries, join paint etc.


Application of PRP

As treatment of an application of ‘PRP procedure, surgeons take a sample of blood from the arm and put the blood sample into a centrifuge for approx 15 minutes then the centrifuge makes separate blood into several categories of the cell. Afterwards, knee gets numb inject the PRP into the injured area. This process can take one hour or more that depends on the severity of the case.

PRP can be administered and apply as follows:-

In the case of Achilles Tendonitis, PRP injected directly into the injured swollen area by the help of local anesthetic that maybe little painful for around couple of days.
Another case of after surgery torn tendon when a patient treated with PRP during surgery PRP helps to heal injuries because the PRP is stitched and adjoined into the torn tissues for better results.

Dr. Raj Kanna’s Clinic is the best place for the treatment of Arthritis with PRP with a sole motive to provide the best treatment and medical services and Dr. Raj Kanna is known as the best knee doctor in Chennai.
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Results of partial knee replacement - When Less Is More

Partial knee replacement is a minimally invasive surgical treatment option that replaces only the damaged portion of the knee while conser...