Joint replacement surgery or joint arthroplasty is performed most frequently to replace hip joints and knee joints and involves the complete removal of the damaged joint and tissues to be replaced with an artificial prosthesis. The joint replacement surgery is often recommended by doctors in case of joint diseases, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The replacement of joints is often correlated with Knees, Hip, Shoulders and Fingers.
Elderly patients who have weak bones or are suffering from arthritis are usually recommended this surgery. However, the surgery is also conducted in patients who have witnessed some mishaps/accident.
The Joint Replacement department at BLK with its dedicated team of doctors ensures that each patient gets the best treatment and post-surgery care. The emphasis is on relief from prolonged pain at our rehabilitation centre, by giving post-surgery assistance including physical and emotional support to help the patient recover. The main highlight is the Minimal Access Fusion Surgery where a patient is discharged from the hospital a day after the surgery.
What parts of the body are included in Joint Replacement?
The joint replacement surgery is conducted mainly on Shoulder, Hip, Knees, Ankle and Fingers. The knee and hip replacement surgery is quite common in elderly patients, suffering from joint diseases, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Who is it recommended for?
Patients suffering from severe pain due to joint diseases, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and have tried all medicinal and physiotherapy but haven’t got any relief are advised to go for joint replacement surgery. However, doctors recommend certain tests in order to ensure that the patient is fit for the surgery.
How to prepare for Joint Replacement Procedure?
In case of elderly patients, the patient needs to be admitted to the hospital for few days before the surgery is conducted. The doctors make sure that a patient is fit for surgery by conducting tests like ECG, urine tests, haematology and blood tests. X-rays of the joints to be replaced is a must to ascertain the perfect size of implants.
What is the operation procedure?
The operation is done by trained experts from BLK Super Speciality Hospital under general anaesthesia. Procedure for different joints of the body is different from the other.
What is one required to do for post-surgery care?
Once the joints are replaced with the implants, the post-surgery care becomes all the more important as it is then the real care begins. Here, the team of specialist will guide you through every step.