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“You can get by for four or five years on your current knees, but you’ll need to get a replacement eventually, so why wait?”

“The very following day, you will be able to support yourself. “

“Your knees are in terrible shape. Cartilage is not present. It’s probably best to get a new one.”

These are the three most frequent responses you’ll hear from orthopaedic doctors about knee discomfort. They couldn’t care less which part of your knee hurts. They only want to switch out your joint with anything else. That’s why stories like this keep popping up:

A recent study in the United States found that 80% of knee replacements were unnecessary. Another piece of news, published thousands of miles away, reports that just one out of every five patients actually requires a knee replacement.

Total knee replacement, however, is nothing more than a surgical procedure. And most of us patients have no choice but to comply, unfortunately.

It’s possible that Ayurveda is the best choice.

However, we turn to Ayurveda for guidance in the form of oil (without understanding whether or not to massage our joints) and herbs to make into a paste. No, not if we value our joints.

Ayurveda shows promise in protecting the knee joint and can almost likely prevent the need for a knee replacement. When consulting with an Ayurveda physician, all you need is a level head. In this article, we’ll talk about how knee replacement surgery isn’t necessary thanks to Ayurveda.

Examine Before Having Your Knee Replaced

Human expertise is dwindling as machines become increasingly sophisticated. And this is more relevant to the ability of a doctor to make a correct diagnosis. We fail to correctly diagnose most patients. When dealing with knee discomfort, the usual course of action is-

The patient has knee pain, he or she says.

Take the X-Ray.

Your surgeon makes the three introductory remarks we covered before.

Getting a knee replacement is essential!

I need to know the prognosis. How serious will the diagnosis be? Will a knee replacement at a young age make things easier on you? Is total knee replacement the last resort?

Most essential, does your knee discomfort just occur when you put pressure on your knee?

Only one patient came to me from Jaipur. After a thorough examination, I informed Aunty that she did not have a knee ailment when she came to see me. Your back is the source of this pain. Neither the lower nor the upper section of the knee will experience discomfort in this scenario. A joint replacement specialist at a reputable hospital had persuaded her that it was possible.

She finished the replacement quickly.

Her operation went well. There were no signs of any difficulties. We made a good recovery. Her suffering, though, was already at its current level.

She re-visited the operating room. And questioned him on the issue. The surgeon said the operation went well. However, you appear to be experiencing back pain. If you have a lower back MRI performed, we can perform surgery to relieve your pain.

The patient has gone back to Ayurveda!

The takeaway here is that an accurate diagnosis is crucial to effective treatment. रोगमादौ परीक्षेत ततो अनन्तरं औषधं !! The treatment planning comes second. Diagnosis is the first and foremost concern.

However, meeting bed occupancy and surgical volume goals takes precedence in the medical industry. In the medical field, there is also the pressure of quotas.

Is a Knee Replacement Right for You?

The concept of repair is fading away. We favour replacing items with brand-new ones rather than mending them, and that mentality is clearly at play here as well. Replacing something costs money, but fixing it doesn’t. The “right candidature” for a knee replacement is therefore ignored in favour of a blind recommendation.

Here are some things to think about before getting a new knee:

The patient’s age. Getting a new knee when you’re still relatively young is not a good idea.

Exact Analysis: One must determine if a knee replacement is necessary prior to surgery. And this should be a sincere assessment.

Knee ailment/condition: Is it too late to reverse the degradation, or has it just begun?

A valgus deformity is an outward bowing of the knee. Price, please.

Pain relievers? Can the patient go without pain medication, or tolerate it on a regular basis?

We always take these factors into account when discussing a patient’s prognosis with them.

We are aware that hospital “targets” do not account for every possible explanation. True cases are in the millions. And doctors are not known for being dishonest.

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