Meeting your Doctor :
The first time when you meet Dr. 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, x-rays of your knees will be ordered, which will help to identify any bony abnormality or loose bodies.
An MRI may be ordered to identify and confirm the pathology involving the synovium, meniscus, ligaments or cartilage.
MRI pictures of normal knee :
MRI of pathologies :
After completion of the clinico-radiological evaluation you will be explained your disease with the help of animation videos. If you may require a knee arthroscopy, the procedure will be explained to you by customised animation videos.
You will also be shown videos of patients with different pathologies in knee who have undergone arthroscopic knee surgery, 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. 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 your conditions and about knee arthroscopy.
If at all your require a surgery and wish to get it done by Dr. Rajani
, then a series of investigations will be ordered for you.
» Investigations Before Surgery :
Blood Profile :
> CBC, ESR
> FBS & PLBS
> LFT & RFT
> HIV, HBSAG & HCV
> PT & PTTK
> BLOOD GROUPIMG AND CROSS MATCHIMG
Urine Profile :
URINE ROUTINE & MICROSCOPY
Chest Profile :
Cardiac Profile :
> X-RAY CHEST PA VIEW
> 2-D ECHO
Once All Investigations are done, you will be asked to see a physician from the team to evaluate the fitness for anaestheisa.
Date of surgery :
Once fitness for surgery has been obtained the next available date will be given to you for the surgery, depending upon the waiting list. After you have specified the hospital and the type of room required for you, the necessary bookings for the room, the implant (prosthesis) and the operation theatre will be done.
At the hospital :
- You will be required to get admitted in the hospital on the day of the surgery.
- Dr. Rajani along with the anaesthetist will visit you in your room before the surgery.
- You will then be wheeled in to the operation theatre complex.