Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A state-of-the-art pain protocol for total knee replacement allows patients to be mobilised without pain on the same day of the surgery at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central

Total Knee Replacement is one of the most effective therapeutic option for patients with severe osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Total knee Replacement (TKR) surgery has however traditionally been associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain.  Fear of Postoperative pain has been identified as the single most frequent cited reason for delaying or avoiding total knee replacement surgery


Specialists at Wockhardt hospital, Mumbai Central have been on the forefront to develop protocols for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) by improving the quality of perioperative care with special focus on achieving excellent pain management to provide a nearly painless experience to patients undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty


Dr Mudit Khanna experienced Joint Replacement surgeon Wockhardt Hospital at Mumbai Central, has been using a minimally invasive surgical technique along with a Multimodal State of the Art Pain Control Protocol on most patients undergoing Total Knee Replacement surgery thereby to provide patients with a painless or near painless experience


Dr Mudit Khanna shares “Most of the patients utilising the ‘Multimodal Pain control TKR’ protocols experience minimal pain after surgery, are up and active on the very day of surgery (mobilised on day 0).They start walking with the aid of a physical therapist on the same day and are usually ready for discharge by the third day”

Hence, the patients who go for painless procedure are able to pursue an aggressive and faster rehabilitation programme allowing them to return to their work and busy family lives and responsibilities much faster. To conclude, ‘painless or near painless TKR’ greatly enhances the journey and experience of patients suffering from osteoarthritis as they recover from Total Knee Replacement Surgery

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