Fast Track Knee Replacement
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What is the Fast Track Knee Replacement technique and its benefits?

Fast track knee replacement is a fast track knee recovery technique. It’s a precise way of doing knee replacement surgery that ensures a consistent and reproducible outcome to the surgeon and a higher level of satisfaction to the patient.

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Fast Track Knee Replacement

The SMART technique ensures minimal blood loss, hence no requirement for blood transfusion. The major advantage is immediate postoperative pain relief enabling the patients to walk within 4.00 to 5.00 hours after surgery.

Painless surgery motivates the psychology of the patient to ambulate early and climb stairs on day one. The rehabilitation in SMART knee replacement is faster as compared to conventional knee replacement thus facilitating discharged on day two.

The patient can return to normal life in 15 days after surgery. On testing the results of SMART knee replacements, the complications like deep vein thrombosis and infection rate has significantly reduced making knee replacement a safer procedure for all age groups

Are there any age limits for Fast Track Knee Replacement?

The hospital, the surgeon, and his team must be well equipped and trained in handling extreme age group patients. If knee osteoarthritis is severe and has affected the quality of life, then age is not a limit for doing a knee replacement.

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How long has the done Fast Track Knee Replacement last?

A well-done surgery and with available implant qualities, a knee replacement should last 20 to 25 years without any problems. When failed after 25 years, revision (redo) surgery is an option available nowadays and that can last for 15 to 20 years.

Can knee replacements be done in all hospitals?

For doing Fast Track Knee Replacement, special Operation Theater like clean air laminar (class 100) flow theaters and personal protection space suits are required to reduce dreadful complication like infections. Ensure the team and the hospital does high volume of knee replacement surgeries to have safe and successful procedure with predicted outcomes.

SMART knee replacement | Fast Track Knee Replacement Fast-Track Knee Replacement is a precise way of doing knee replacement surgery that ensures a consistent and reproducible outcome to the surgeon and a higher level of satisfaction to the patient. This novel technique has been gradually evolved by Dr. Bharath taking cues from his personal experiences with well over thousands of knee replacements as well as mentoring from legendary surgeons in this field.

This made Dr. Bharath, a pioneer in Fast Track Knee Replacement with all its unique characteristics.

SMART knee involves modification of surgical techniques at various stages of the procedure including preoperative, intra-operative, and post-operative protocols. The key element in the SMART technique is minimal handling of soft tissue and bone, facilitating fast track recovery and early return to routine life.

As a result, the surgical time has reduced significantly to 20 mins compared to the standard protocols requiring 2. 30 to 3.00 hours.

The Fast Track technique ensures minimal blood loss, hence no requirement for blood transfusion. The major advantage is immediate postoperative pain relief enabling the patients to walk within 4.00 to 5.00 hours after surgery.

Painless surgery motivates the psychology of the patient to ambulate early and climb stairs on day one. The rehabilitation in Fast Track Knee Replacement is faster as compared to conventional knee replacement thus facilitating discharged on day two.

On testing the results of Fast Track Knee Replacement, the complications like deep vein thrombosis and infection rate have significantly reduced making knee replacement a safer procedure for all age groups.

The precision of this technique helps to reduce the error of the index surgery to achieve consistent, predictable, and reproducible outcomes in a fast-track manner.

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