Knee & Shoulder Surgeon - Orthopedic Specialist
Knee & Shoulder Surgeon - Dr. Amyn Rajani
M.S Orth (Gold Medallist), D-Orth, MBBS
Knee and Shoulder Surgeon
(Arthroscopy & Joint Reconstruction)
Orthopaedic Arthroscopy Knee & Shoulder Clinic (OAKS)


Before the Surgery (Osteotomy)

The first time when you meet Dr. Amyn Rajani in his office, a complete history will be taken. During this session it is of utmost importance that you mention to the doctor of any past or present medical illness (blood pressure problems, diabetes mellitus, heart disease etc). You should also mention if any surgery was performed on you in the past.

Please also bring a list of medications that you are taking currently. It is of utmost importance that medications like Ecospirin (Aspirin), or clopidogril be stopped atleast 10 days before the date of surgery.

This will be followed by a complete physical examination of the knee joint. Special care will be taken to do a thorough examination of the knee without giving you any pain.
Once a complete examination is done, specialized x-rays of the knees will be ordered, which will help us to identify the stage of the arthritis.

internal rotation of knee

» Stages of Osteoarthritis :
STAGE 1
mild decrease in joint space
Mild decrease in joint space
STAGE 3
sublaxation with deformity
Sublaxation with deformity
STAGE 2
absent joint space
absent joint space
STAGE 4
dislocation with deformity
Dislocation with deformity

» Examination of your Knees :
After completion of the clinico-radiological evaluation the patient and the relatives will be explained the disease with the help of animation videos.

If one may require a high tibial osteotomy, the procedure will be explained to you by customised animation videos. You will also be shown videos of patients with Arthritis in different stages who have undergone high tibial osteotomy, with reference to their pre-surgery ability and post surgery ability videos.

You will be given a specialised brochure and contact details of various patients operated by Dr. Amyn Rajani so that you can share your queries and anticipation with them. During this session you are free to ask any queries you may have about arthritis and high tibial osteotomy. If at all your require a surgery and wish to get it done by Dr. Amyn Rajani, then a series of investigations will be ordered for you.

» Investigations Before Surgery :
blood group testBlood Profile:
> CBC, ESR
> FBS & PLBS
> LFT & RFT
> HIV, HBSAG & HCV
> PT & PTTK
> BLOOD GROUPIMG AND CROSS MATCHIMG

urine routine microscopy testUrine Profile:
> URINE ROUTINE &
MICROSCOPY

Chest Profile:
> X-RAY CHEST PA VIEW
x ray chest pa view test

Cardiac Profile:
> ECG
ecg cardiac test


> 2-D ECHO
echo cardiac test
» Date of surgery :
Once fitness for surgery has been obtained the next available date be given to you for the surgery, depending upon the waiting list.
After you have specified the hospital & the type of room required for you, the necessary bookings for the room, the implant (prosthesis) and the operation theatre will be done.
Once fitness for surgery has been obtained a date will be given to you for the surgery.

» At the hospital :
You will be required to get admitted in the hospital a day prior to the surgery.
Dr. Amyn Rajani along with the anaesthetist will visit you in your room in the evening before the surgery.
In the morning of the surgery the limb to be operated will be shaved, scrubbed and covered in a sterile cloth.
You will then be wheeled in to the operation theatre complex.

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