About Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement Surgery also called knee arthroplasty (ARTH-row-plas-tee) — can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. This is a surgical operation, within which the damaged, diseased or worn knee is replaced with a synthetic surface, after removing the first one. It involves cutting away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replacing it with a synthetic joint (prosthesis) product of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. The knee replacement procedure is performed for relieving the incapacity and pain that are caused by meniscus tears, cartilage defects, osteoarthritis, and ligament tears.

Types of Knee Replacement Surgery:

  • Total Knee Replacement.
  • Partial Knee Replacement.


  • Persistent or Reoccurring Pain.
  • The pain prevents you from sleeping.
  • You have difficulty doing daily activities including walking or climbing stairs.
  • Your knees are stiff or swollen.
  • Knee deformity — a bowing in or out of the knee.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Gout.
  • Knee Injury.
  • Necrosis.
  • Unusual Bone Growth.

Risk Factor

  • Risk of anesthesia.
  • Postoperative infections.
  • Development of a blood clot.
  • Bleeding.
  • Damage to arteries.
  • Neurovascular damage.
  • Loss of Motion.
  • Implant Failure.
  • Problem with prosthesis used.
  • Knee Stiffness.


  • Medical history of the candidate.
  • Overall physical examination.
  • X rays.
  • Optionally, MRI scan.
  • Medical evaluation.
  • Medications that are being taken presently.
  • Urine and blood tests.
  • ECG.
  • Dental evaluation to evaluate the infection possibilities
Procedure India Turkey Dubai
(Price in USD) (Price in USD) (Price in USD)
Knee Replacement Surgery 5000 5000 31000
Revision Single Knee Replacement 4320 7000 28320
Knock knee surgery 3500 6000 10300
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery 4000 5000 13000
Unicondylar Knee Replacement 5000 - 30500
Knee Replacement - Bilateral 6500 8000 31000

Note : This is an approximate cost and may vary depending on various condition of the patient health after physical evaluation.

Treatment Options

Side Effects

  • Fever greater than 100 F (37.8 C).
  • Shaking Chills.
  • Drainage from the surgical site.
  • Increasing redness, tenderness, swelling and pain in the knee.
  • Artificial knees can wear out -Another risk of knee replacement surgery is failure of the artificial joint.
  • Daily use wears on even the strongest metal and plastic parts.
  • Joint failure risk is higher if you stress the joint with high-impact activities or excessive weight.


Success Rate

The success rate of the knee replacement surgical operation in India is nearly near 100%. There are only a few cases recorded that posed complications post the surgery, but none of the complications was prolonged. The recovery time might get extended, but every patient gets back to his or her routine life during a span of 12 weeks to six months. Approximately 85% of artificial knees implanted are in working mode even after 20 years of the surgery. within the majority of cases, the maturity people between 50 and 80 years old undergoing this surgery have recovered completely and bounced back to leading a healthy life and have relieved themselves from the chronic knee pain.