Knee Replacement Surgery – Singapore Health Video Series

Knee replacement surgery in Singapore is one of the most common bone surgeries in the country. Knee arthritis treatment is a decision that you and your doctor, an orthopaedic surgeon, carefully make together. More than 90% of people who have had their knees replaced see a huge improvement in pain and their ability to get around.

During Knee Replacement Surgery:

1)  Knee arthritis surgery expects to stay in the hospital for at least 1 to 4 days. Just before surgery, nurses might insert an intravenous line (IV) into a vein in your arm or hand to give you fluids and medicines.

2)  Knee arthritis doctors might get general anaesthesia to put you in a deep sleep during the surgery.

3)  Surgery can take 1 to 2 hours. Your doctor can do it a couple of ways.

4)  You might get what’s called “minimally invasive” surgery. In this case, the surgeon will make a shorter cut, around 4 to 6 inches.