Patients Information for Knee Replacement Surgery – Dr Niraj Vora

Anatomy of Knee

The knee joint is formed where the thigh bone (femur) meets the shin bone (tibia). A smooth cushion of articular cartilage covers the ends of both these bones. Healthy cartilage absorbs stress and allows the bones to glide across each other smoothly. This cartilage is kept slippery by joint fluid (synovial fluid) made by the joint lining (synovial membrane). The fluid is contained in a soft tissue enclosure around the knee called the joint capsule.

The ligaments give the knee stability, and the muscles power the knee and leg for movement.

The kneecap (patella) is the moveable bone on the front of the knee. It is situated within a tendon that connects the muscle on the front of the thigh (quadriceps) to the lower leg. The surface on the back of the patella is covered with articular cartilage also. It glides within a groove on the front of the femur.

Why joint replacement is needed?

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Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in India

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in India is now carried out by eminent specialists in Orthopedics like dr niraj vora, a MS (Orthopedics) from CMC Bombay and one of the most experienced surgeons in knee and hip replacement. Having performed more than 3000 hip and knee replacement surgeries and 1000 trauma surgery and other types of  orthopaedic surgery india, Dr. Niraj Vora can be said as the  best orthopaedic surgeon in Mumbai. His pragmatic approach and broad understanding make him the best Orthopedic surgeon in Mumbai and specialist in trauma treatment.

He is a Gold Medalist in Orthopedics and is now attached to quite a few esteemed hospitals like Bellevue Multispeciality Hospital in Mumbai, where complete medical, emergency and surgical treatment is offered by medical personnel and supporting staff. This hospital is well known for the range of surgical treatments being provided, which include total nee replacement and hip and knee joint replacement. Dr Niraj Vora is available for consultation with prior appointment. To know more about him, you can visit