When Ravinder Singh, a 73 year-old man came for his orthopaedic check-up, his difficulty with walking was quite evident. He had been suffering from knee pain and slowly his mobility had begun to recede. “5 years ago, my doctor had told me that I would need a knee replacement surgery soon” Mr. Singh told us.
“Very often, we see people put off an important knee replacement surgery because they’re worried about the recovery period” says Dr. Nitiraj Oberoi. “They think they’ll be in a lot of pain for a long time and getting better will be difficult. But that’s not always the case.”
This is a valid fear.
A knee replacement surgery is a routine and commonly seen operation, especially for people older than 60 years of age. But everyone who suffers from knee-related health concerns does not always require a replacement surgery.