Knee Surgery and The Best Knee Replacement Surgeons in India

Knee Surgery in India

What causes painful knees?

There are a lot of things that can lead to painful knees. From cartilage breakdown to infections in the joint, virtually any form of arthritis can affect the knee, and cause pain and swelling. When this pain refuses to subside by conventional medicines and non-invasive treatments, knee surgery becomes the go-to an option for many.

Knee Surgery in India

What are the different types of knee surgery

Total joint replacement

Total joint replacement

The knee is the most commonly replaced joint and this is the most common knee surgery, where a prosthesis made from metal, ceramic, and/or plastic components is used to replace the damaged knee joint. This is only an option when the damage is beyond repair and actually interferes with the functioning of the joint, causing pain that doesn’t subside with conservative therapies.

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy

A minimally invasive procedure, Arthroscopy is performed through small incisions in the skin over the knee. A lighted scope and narrow instruments are inserted through this incision to perform the surgery.

This type of surgery is most effective for the following conditions

Removal and reparation of torn menisci
Removal of loose bodies in the joint
Trimming torn pieces of joint cartilage
Synovectomy or the removal of an inflamed joint lining
Reparation of a torn cruciate ligament

Osteotomy

Osteotomy

Osteotomy involves the surgeon reshaping the bones and repositioning them to shift the weight off the damaged portion of the knee. This surgery is only possible if the damage to your knee is localised to one section. This surgery is helpful in pain relief and improves function, especially if a total knee replacement is deemed as too risky or if the patient isn’t ready yet. This is also used as a correctional method for broken knees that haven’t healed properly

Knee Replacement in India

Knee Replacement in India

With a history of surgical excellence dating as far back as 600 B.C, India is no doubt home to ground-breaking scientific innovations — a legacy that is kept proud even today. Surgeons and other medical practitioners from the nation find themselves among the elite specialists in their fields, and the healthcare infrastructure of the country has nothing short of the latest and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure success.

With thousands of successful knee surgeries under their belt, Indian surgeons are at the forefront in terms of excellence and experience. Specialists in the field offer total and partial knee replacement, arthroscopic knee surgery, and knee ligament reconstruction.

Here is a list of the best knee replacement surgeons in India

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

Chairman , MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCS

Gurgaon, India

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Noted as one of the finest Orthopaedic surgeons in India, Dr Ashok Rajgopal has over 32 years of experience in the field, making him an experienced and respected authority in this field. Over these years, he has completed over 25,000 Total Knee Replacement surgeries. It is this excellence that got him appointed as the honorary surgeon to the President of India. He has also treated a number of world-class athletes, like Pullela Gopichand, the badminton player, when he suffered a career threatening knee injury. His innovations also got him the chance to become India’s first orthopaedic surgeon to perform a Bilateral Total Knee Replacement surgery and MIS Unicompartmental surgery. He also holds the unique distinction of performing 28 Knee Replacement surgeries in under 12 hours. He is also an honoured recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award — the fourth highest civilian award accorded in India. You can often find his articles in renowned print media like Times of India ,The Hindu, and The New Indian Express.

Dr. Vikram I Shah

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Chairman , MBBS, MS

Ahmedabad, India

Dr. Vikram I Shah

Dr. Vikram I Shah is currently associated as the Founder, Chairman and the Managing Director of Shalby Hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is responsible for the development of the Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Needle, which can pass through both bone and soft tissue easily, helping reduce the surgery duration. In 2008, he became a World Record holder by performing 3,000 knee surgeries in a single centre. He is also the only Indian surgeon to sit on the Board of Designers of Zimmer Inc., USA, and the only faculty chosen from South East Asia to attend the Joint Replacement Conference in London. An expert in Total Knee Replacement Surgery, he specialises in Joint Replacement Surgery, Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Surgery. He was bestowed with the Dr. B.C.Roy International Award for joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Sujit Korday

Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

Consultant , MBBS, MS, FRCS

Mumbai, India

Dr. Sujit Korday

Dr. Sujit Korday is currently associated as a Consultant, Arthroscopy & Joint Replacement Surgery at the Global Hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His expertise is in Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement Surgery and specialises in Hip Replacement, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, Joint Replacement Surgery, and Arthroscopy. He is also a member of various prestigious organisations like the Indian Arthroscopy Society, Bombay Orthopaedic Society, and Indian Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Shreedhar Archik

Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

Consultant, MS

Mumbai, India

Dr. Shreedhar Archik

Dr. Shreedhar Archik is an orthopedic and total joint replacement surgeon. His experience spans over 21 years in this field. He is a specialist in Unicompartmental Knee arthroplasty, stem cell therapy for various disorders related to orthopedics, and joint replacement surgery. He is credited with the development of a force measuring transducer during limb lengthening surgeries. He trained in Computer Assisted Arthroplasty Surgery at the European Institute of Surgery in Germany. He also has 5 years of training in the Nuffield Orthopedic center in Oxford, England. He is also a member of various national and international associations including the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Orthopaedic Association, Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, British Orthopedic Research Society, and Girdlestone Orthopedic Society, U.K.

Dr Niraj Garg

Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

Additional Director, MBBS

Noida, India

Dr. Niraj Garg

With a career spanning 25+ years, Dr Niranj Garg is a renowned Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon. Post completion of his MBBS, he did his MS (Orthopaedic Surgery) from the renowned Medical College, Jhansi, and later his fellowship from the Indo German Orthopaedic Society, Germany, and Switzerland. He has delivered numerous orthopaedic lectures at state, national and international level, and has attended many conferences nationally and internationally like Goa, Turkey, Austria, Dubai, and Singapore. He is also a member of some of the renowned organisations like Indian Orthopaedic Association ,Indian Arthroscopy Society, Indian Arthroscopy Society.