What Is Joint Replacement?
Dr. Nikhil Likhate is the pre-eminent joint replacement surgeon in Pune do joint replacement surgery. It is a surgical procedure where parts of the injured joint are removed and replaced with artificial parts. Replacing a joint decreases pain and helps improving patient’s movement. Hip and knee replacement is a most often performed joint replacement surgery, but other joints also are replaced, as well, including the elbow, wrist, ankle, and shoulder.
People who want to joint replacement surgery usually have critical joint pain, stiffness, muscle weakness, limited movement, and injury. Patients may have trouble with regular activities like walking, wearing shoes, and climbing stairs. It depends how much is damaged, and the affected joint. In 2011, nearly 1 million joint replacement surgery was performed in the United States.
Anatomy is a joint where the ends of two or more bones meet. There are different types of joints within the body. For instance, consider the knee is a hinge joint, as it has the ability to twist and align like a coupled door. The hip and shoulder are like ‘ball-and-socket’ joints, where the rounded end of one bone fits into a cup-shaped area of another bone.
When Is Total Joint Replacement Recommended?
Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and lead patients to consider joint replacement surgery. Often, joint pain triggered by harm to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage)—either from joint disease, a fracture, or another condition.
If non-surgical treatments like medications, physical therapy, and changes to your day-to-day activities do not reduce your pain and disability, your physician recommends total joint replacement.
Preparing for Surgery
Before few weeks of surgery, Doctor and team spend the time to prepare for the upcoming procedure. For example, your primary care doctor may check your general health, and your surgeon may need blood tests and cardiogram tests to help plan surgery.
You need to prepare for many things. Communicate with the doctor and ask questions. Consuming right food and exercising you must have to prepare physically. Before first weeks take a step to manage at home by planning for help and getting assistive things, such as a shower bench, handrails. Making a plan makes sure you to a smooth surgery and speedy recovery.
Surgical Procedure by best joint replacement surgeon in Pune
At Orthopaedic Speciality Care Clinic, we contribute high-quality treatment for Total joint replacement surgery. The surgery accomplishes in a hospital or in an outpatient surgery center.
During the surgery, the damaged cartilage and bone are removed from your joint and replaced with prosthetic components made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. The prosthesis mimics the shape and movement of a natural joint. For example, in an arthritic hip, Metal ball replaces the damaged ball (the upper end of the femur). This metal ball is attached to a metal piece which is fitted into the femur. Replacing the damaged socket, plastic socket inserts into the pelvis.
After joint replacement surgery, maximum patients perform daily activities more easily. Joint replacement to last for many after the successful operation by expert joint replacement surgeon in Pune. We provide them an improved quality life with less physical pain, besides improved motion and strength that would not have been possible otherwise.
The doctor explains risks and complications in total joint replacement surgery, including those related to the surgery itself and those that can occur over time after your surgery.
Most complications are treated successfully. Some of the more common complications of joint replacement surgery include infection, blood clots, nerve injury, and prosthesis problems like loosening or dislocation.
Recovery and rehabilitation will be different for each person. In general, your doctor will encourage you to use your “new” joint shortly after your operation. Although it may be challenging at times, following your doctor’s instructions will speed your recovery.
Most patients will experience some temporary pain in the replaced joint because the surrounding muscles are weak from inactivity, the body is adjusting to the new joint, and the tissues are healing. This pain should resolve in a few months.
Exercise is an important part of the recovery process. Your doctor or physical therapist will provide you with specific exercises to help restore movement and strengthen the joint.
If you have any questions about limitations on your activities after total joint replacement, please consult your doctor.