Knee Replacement in India – My Journey from Broken to Replaced Knees

"I travelled halfway around the world and had both of my legs broke and it was a pleasurable trip. To clarify I needed both knees replaced! 

My idea was to operate on both knees at the same time; spend 4-5 days in the hospital, go to a hotel and come back for physical therapy; I was completely wrong! 

At the first meeting with the surgery team, I was told they would do the left knee first, then wait a few days and do the right one. I even argued with them! Then I realised that they knew way more than me and they were COMPLETELY right. The left knee was done and I even considered just having injections in my right knee; here again, they were right. That would only be a temporary fix and I would be in the same position that I came in therewith.

Did it hurt? YES! But it was the good kind because I can sense that an ending is in sight. There were a few problems that were handled as opportunities or solutions and were quickly resolved. 

Regarding Physical Therapy, the therapist did everything in their power to make sure I was ready for the LONG JOURNEY home. And after being home for a week I can only say they did a FANTASTIC JOB! My therapist in the US was extremely impressed with my movement and ability to walk. Both knees are bending to 128 degrees and I have already started on the stationary bike. 

To the nurses, the lovely ladies with smiles that melted the coldest heart: I cannot even begin to say how well I was treated by all of them and how wonderful they were.

House Keeping: What a great group of people! ALWAYS HAPPY AND SMILING! They helped me a lot during both the surgeries and tried teaching me Hindi too!

The people in the operating theatre, they made me feel very comfortable during both surgeries. The Dieticians: when they found out that I liked fruit, they made sure I had plenty.

I will be forever grateful."

These are Mr. Dwayne Winn’s words describing his amazing journey of knee replacement in India in one of the best hospitals affiliated with IndiCure . He is currently enjoying his life in the US with a new walk he gifted himself in India. IndiCure wishes him many more amazing days without pain.

When it comes to planning your joint replacement surgery abroad, there are a lot of decisions to be made. Further, in this blog, IndiCure shares information about the best joint care available in India. 

Knee Replacement in India

Knee Replacement Surgery in India is a very popular procedure and is the most commonly performed Joint Replacement surgery. The procedure is generally indicated for patients ranging from 50 to 80 years of age with an average age of about 70 years.

The procedure has an excellent outcome with immediate pain relief, improved mobility, better physical activity levels and a much superior overall quality of life after the surgery.  There has also been a significant improvement in the quality of implants, the materials used now have more endurance and are more resistant to wear and tear. About longevity, more than 90% of implants work in excellent condition 10 years after the surgery and around 85% work well even after 20 years.

The surgery is relatively very safe and does not lead to any major complications. Knee Joint Infection, Blood clots, Osteolysis, etc are some of the serious complications possible after the surgery, which occur in less than 1-2% of patients.

What about the cost?

The cost of Knee Replacement surgery in India is one of the major reasons why people opt for Knee surgery abroad in India. The average cost for Unilateral or Single Knee Replacement surgery in the US is around the US $ 50-60,000, which is more than 10 times what it costs in India. Even this is not an all-inclusive price as there are additional expenses of outpatient charges for investigations, physical therapy, follow-up consultations with the surgeon, etc. Adding all these costs makes the surgery completely out of the budget for uninsured people. Even for those who are insured, the deductibles and co-payment themselves make a huge amount.

On the other hand, the total package price for Knee Replacement surgery in India is as less as $ 4500, thus making the surgery in India very affordable. This is so, without any compromise on the quality of implant or surgical technique.

Top Knee Surgeons in India

Indian Surgeons have revered the world over for their surgical skills and expertise. They are extensively trained in India and abroad and have several years of experience behind them in treating simple and complex Knee Replacement procedures. These surgeons are highly deft in using the latest and most advanced technology like Robotic-Assisted Surgery, NAV 3, etc., which are very precise techniques for Knee Replacement and give outstanding surgical outcomes.

Indian surgeons are also adept in performing MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) and use muscle-sparing techniques, which result in faster recovery and significantly reduced downtime after surgery.

Best Hospital for Knee Replacement in India

There are few private corporate hospitals in India with state of the art technology and infrastructure which are considered as not only the best hospitals for knee replacement in India but among the best hospitals in the world. They are known for clinical excellence and services at par with the best in the world.

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Plan your surgical visit to India

With a reputable medical tourism company like IndiCure to take care of all your requirements, planning your trip to India is as easy as pie. We help you with medical visa, get your queries answered by experts, help you plan your trip, pick you from the airport in India, arrange your accommodation after you are discharged from the hospital, arrange your local transportation in India, arrange translator if you are not fluent in English, drop you back at the airport and everything you need while you are in India. 

We keep in touch with you even after you go back to your country to know how you are doing and if you need any help. Please visit our section -  which lists the easy steps to plan your medical trip to India.

For more information, you can call or whatsapp us at +91 932-003-6777 (India number)  or write to us at or talk to us at Skype@ IndiCure


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