Joint Replacement Surgery

Best in class Joint Replacement Surgery in Ahmedabad:

What is Joint Replacement Surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is a surgical procedure where artificial joints are inserted in a patient’s body to relieve chronic joint pain and to improve mobility. Joint replacement surgery is considered when the pain is severe and is not relieved by less-invasive therapies. The prosthesis implanted is specifically designed to replicate the movement of a healthy joint.

Hip replacement surgery in Ahmedabad | Joint Replacement Surgery in Ahmedabad

Joints & Joint Pain

The place where the bones in our body meet is called Joints. They allow the bones to move in different directions. They are situated in: shoulders, knees, hips, elbows. Joint pain is discomfort or soreness in any of the joints. The joints experience wear and tear after a prolonged use as they handle more pressure than any other bone in your body. Joint pain can be caused by an injury or a disease like arthritis.

Causes of Joint Pain:

  • Hereditary
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injury or accident
  • Inflammation of the cushion pads around joints
  • Infectious diseases
  • Inflammation of the tendon
  • Infection of the bone or joint
  • Overuse of a joint
  • Bone cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Common diseases associated with Joint Pain:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Advantages of Joint Replacement Surgery:

  • Pain relief: One of the major reasons why this surgery is done is to relieve chronic pain in the joints.
  • Restoration of mobility: The surgery allows people to resume daily activities, games, and hobbies which were restricted before. It improves quality of life.
  • Description of the surgery:

  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery: It is a procedure where the whole damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial implant.
  • Hip Replacement Surgery:
      o Anterior Hip Replacement: It is a minimally invasive hip replacement where the surgery is done from in front of the hip. It allows quick recovery and fewer restrictions after surgery.
      o Partial Hip Replacement: In partial hip replacement, only the femoral head or the ball is replaced in the hip. This is done when the acetabulum or the socket is undamaged.
  • Knee Replacement Surgery:
      o Total knee replacement: It is done to replace the complete weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint. It is most commonly performed to relieve pain and disability in patients with osteoarthritis.
      o Partial Knee Replacement: If the damage affects only one or two parts of three compartments i.e. the lateral, medial and patellofemoral compartments, this surgery is recommended.
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery: It is a surgery where the position of the ball and socket in the shoulder joint are replaced with artificial parts.
  • Scope of Services:

  • Knee/Hip/Shoulder/Elbow Replacement (including revision joint replacements)
  • All types of fracture care including complex & complicated fractures
  • All ligament injuries & sports injuries
  • Advanced shoulder & knee arthroscopy
  • Revision of previously failed orthopaedic surgeries including revision of Joint Replacement
  • Cartilage regeneration and repair
  • Advanced care for orthopaedic infections
  • Shoulder, elbow, and hand surgery
  • Post-operative care:

  • Walk short distances in the beginning and increase it over time.
  • Do simple exercises or get physiotherapy.
  • Balance your rest and daily activities properly.
  • Change positions while sleeping.
  • Radiance Accident & Trauma Care:

    Radiance Accident & Trauma Center is one of the best trauma centers in Gujarat. It is fully equipped to provide comprehensive multispecialty emergency medical services to patients suffering major accident & industrial injuries.

    Frequently asked questions

    Which are the most common joint replacements people opt for?

    The most common joint replacements are knee and hip replacements.

    What are the reasons for knee replacement?

    The main reasons for knee replacement are rheumatoid arthritis, knee injury, haemophilia, unusual bone growth, loss of cartilage, knee deformity, etc.

    Which is major types of joint replacement?

    The major types of joint replacement are Total Joint Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery and Knee Replacement Surgery.

    How long is average recovery time for knee replacement?

    The average recovery time for knee replacement is around six months. It might take longer to resume physically demanding activities.

    Would I still have pain 3 months after knee replacement?

    It is highly unlikely to have pain after 3 months of knee replacement. If you do, you should consult your surgeon.

    When is it too late to get a hip replacement?

    There is no actual time limit for hip replacement. There might be risk factors which you need to discuss with your surgeon.

    When should you get a hip replacement?

    You should get hip replacement if, pain doesn't go away with medicines and/or Range of motion is compromised.

    How much recovery time is needed after hip operation?

    The normal recovery time from hip operation is 2-3 months. You need to consult your surgeon to know when you can resume heavy physical activities.