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.
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:
Sports injury or accident
Inflammation of the cushion pads around joints
Inflammation of the tendon
Infection of the bone or joint
Overuse of a joint
Common diseases associated with Joint Pain:
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.
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
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.