The most common reason to have a knee joint replaced is to relieve severe arthritis pain. Your doctor may recommend knee joint replacement if you are having pain from knee arthritis that keeps you from sleeping or doing normal activities, you cannot walk and take care of yourself and/or your knee pain has not improved with other treatment. Major advancements in artificial knee replacement have improved the outcome of the surgery greatly. Artificial knee replacement surgery (also called knee arthroplasty) is becoming increasingly common as the population of the world begins to age.

What is artificial knee replacement surgery?

Knee joint replacement is a surgery to replace a knee joint with a man-made artificial joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis.. Artificial knee replacement is a surgical procedure during which damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the knee joint and man-made pieces are then placed in the knee.

The artificial joint will help patients move, move more easily and no longer suffer from pain caused by knee joints.

The artificial joint will help patients move, move more easily and no longer suffer from pain caused by knee joints.

During surgery, the surgeon will remove the injured joint cartilage of the knee joint and replace it with a high-grade alloy that does not rust.

This artificial knee joint is very durable, can be used for a period of 15 to 20 years.

Who needs  a knee replacement surgery?

Cases to be advised by a surgeon are:

  • Patients with knee osteoarthritis are very serious, joint cartilage is no longer able to recover.
  • People who have difficulty walking or cannot walk anymore because of knee pain.
  • Treated by medical methods (taking medicine, physical therapy ...) for a long time, but it was not effective.


Most orthopedic surgeons recommend regular checkups after your artificial joint replacement.

What happens after surgery? What should I expect during my rehabilitation?

After the Procedure, the patient is trained to move the knee joint in bed, then practice walking with the help of a walker. Before leaving the hospital, the patient was able to walk around the room on his own and go to the toilet.

After leaving the hospital, the patient continued to exercise at home with the guidance of a doctor. On average, after 1 month after surgery, the patient was able to walk without assistance.

Many patients have less pain and better mobility after having knee replacement surgery. Your therapist will work with you to help keep your knee joint healthy for as long as possible.

** 92-year-old patient with multiple underlying diseases. Successful knee replacement surgery at CIH. Currently the patient is recovering well, being trained by physiotherapists.

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The Department of Trauma & Orthopedics at City International Hospital

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Our Team of High-Experience Medical Professionals

PHAM CHI LANG, MD, PhD, Head of Trauma-Orthopedics Department

Dr. Pham Chi Lang, medical doctor with more than 30 solid years of practice experience in the field of Trauma-Orthopedics, has lectured at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University, and the Faculty of Medicine at the National University. Ho Chi Minh City and working at major hospitals such as Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City Orthopedic Trauma Hospital, Phap Viet Hospital (FV). In addition, Dr. Pham Chi Lang has also studied in Bordeaux, France and San Diego, California, USA specializing in Orthopedic Trauma.

Dr. Pham Chi Lang has successfully treated many cases of knee replacement and hip replacement in many different diseases and disorders such as degeneration of knee, groin, and necrosis of femur head ... for seniors.

Pham Chi Lang, MD, PhD - Head of Trauma-Orthopedics Department  

TRAN VAN BE BAY, MD, MMED, Trauma-Orthopedics Doctor

Dr. Tran Van Be Bay completed his Medical Degree, Level I specialist training and Master of Medicine (MMed) from HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For years he has professionally been lecturing at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Tran Van Be Bay specializes in orthopedic trauma surgery, and treating all aspects of fractures of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and pelvis, as well as nonunion and malunions. With more than 37 years of practice experience in Trauma-Orthopedic problems, he is Vice Chair of HCMC Trauma-Orthopedic association. 

Prior to coming to CIH, Dr. Be Bay was a former Head of Orthopedic Trauma Department of HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Head of Orthopedic Trauma Department of Cho Ray Hospital. He is the leading doctor on mastery of surgical techniques in fracture surgery. His contributions and recognition in the field of orthopedic surgery have culminated in invitation and participation in many national activities.

 Tran Van Be Bay, MD, MMed - Trauma-Orthopedics Doctor. 

LUC CHANH TRI, MD, MMED: Head of Anesthesia – Resuscitation Department

Dr. Luc Chanh Tri - Head of the Department of Anesthesia – Resuscitation with more than 18 years of experience in high-tech anesthesia performance, has help to ensure a safer experience with anesthesia administration and recovery in elderly people. He has been leading the Anesthesia Care Team and ensuring local anesthesia performed for management of severe acute or chronic pain treatment of acute and chronic pain, in which patients quickly regain consciousness after surgery.

Luc Chanh Tri, MD MMed - Head of Anesthesia – Resuscitation Department  

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