Knee replacement surgery is considered an effective treatment option for osteoarthritis globally. However, it is still a very difficult decision for a patient and his/her family. It is important to seek help and guidance from a licensed medical practitioner as well as friends, family and acquaintances when making this decision. This website attempts to capture the experience of 4 completely different individuals from different parts of India: their struggle with arthritis, their fears and aspirations and their real life successes post-surgery.
Mr Balbir Singh Renu (Video)
76, Underwent Knee Replacement in 2007
“After surgery, my joint replacement specialist and I worked together for a comprehensive, post-rehab program. Trust me, the experience of going through joint replacement surgery was far less demanding than my conviction to move, run and play again”.
Mrs Naginarayan (Video)
59, Underwent Knee Replacement in 2009
“Who said there was an age to stop living life completely? In fact, just last month I was snorkeling with my grandchildren. It seems the knee replacement has only one side effect – it makes you free to live life fully!”.
Mr R. G. Mundhra (Video)
75, Underwent Knee Replacement in 2008
“My yearning to move and be mobile was so much that I developed a love for running marathons. What a relief! All the credit goes to my surgeon and his staff. They made things so easy during the post-rehab program that recovery was quick.”
Mrs. Rekha Shah (Text)
61, Underwent Knee Replacement in 2007
“Wow! I just can’t tell you how relieved I am now. It’s like I have wheels under my feet. I run, bend, jog and jump every day. Kitchen chores are much more fun than they ever were.”