With the evolving science and technology, there are many discoveries that have been realized till now. Science has affected many fields and one such field is medical. Now, many body parts can get corrected or replaced easily with the help of science and one of the challenges that science has helped to overcome during these years is the knee replacement.
Knee replacement surgery is a procedure to cut the arthritic bone away and thereby, inserting a prosthetic joint in its place. The prosthetic component is actually made from plastic and metal materials which are structured in such a way that they complement each other smoothly. The knee replacement surgery was first time performed in 1968 and now, it has evolved in a much effective way by helping patients to get rid of disabling pain. If its popularity is to be acknowledged then, it is estimated that around 270,000 people in the United States have gone through such a procedure.
There are only two types of knee replacement surgery available in India. And the price has also gone down by 59% during the recent years and thus, many people can now afford it. There is also a procedure relating to revising the earlier knee replacement surgery and the prices for that also has gone down by 59%. The two such procedures available in India are –
If one decided to go with standard and widely used cobalt chromium material, then it would cost a person around Rs 54,720 now.
And if the person decided to go with the special metals like oxidized zirconium and titanium, then the cost went up to Rs 70,000 now which is a lot less than earlier amount Rs 2.49 lakhs.
With these newly revised costs, it was found a little bit affordable by the middle-class people these days.