Painful knee resricting your activity, your movement to 4 walls, unrelieved by all other means and continuous dependence on analgesics and an age above 50.
A very important factor. Except in rheumatoid arthritis patients and few other exclusions the minimum age should be 50 years for total knee replacement.
Yes, many indian hospitals are not only catering to natives but also to arthritics from abroad. The reasons are obvious::same facilities, instruments, implants, human touch with professionalism, 1/4 the price and no long waiting times.
You would stand and walk 24 hrs after your replacement. By the end of the first month most of the people walk unaided painfree and climb stairs. You could drive after 3 months.
Yes, Provided your blood sugars are under control and you are fit to undergo the procedure.
Total knee replacement is very safe and simple surgery in about 98 % of patients.
Infection, loosening and few other anaesthetic complications.
Knee replacement is the most succesful of orthopaedic surgeries, and the cost is an investment into a painfree, mobile life.
The implants donot arouse a foreign body reaction. All implants are ce [europe] and fda [usa] approved for usage.