Joint Replacement Surgery
What are the causes / indications?
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Developmental abnormalities of joint formation
- Genetic predisposition to abnormal cartilage metabolism
- Repetitive micro joint injuries
- Severe trauma to the joint cartilage (cushioning tissue at the end of the bones)
- Post traumatic arthritis
What are the benefits?
The joint replacement surgery is most successful surgery in the history of Orthopedics. There are two main reasons to have a joint replacement
- During a hip or knee replacement, a surgeon removes the painful, damaged surfaces of the joint and replaces them with metal implants with plastic inserts.This gets rid of the pain, because the diseased cartilage is removed and replaced.
- The second reason is to improve joint function after a joint replacement, people can walk more easily. Some may be able to ride a bike or play golf as well.
What are the risks?
Risk factors can include Medical Risks, Intra-Operative, Immediate, Long Term & Medium Term out of which the most common are as follows :
- Cardio-pulmonary insufficiency
- Pulmonary embolism
- Venous Thromboembolism
- Nerve damage (rarely)
- Reaction to anaesthesia or other drugs
- Loosening of the components: the bond between the bone and the components or the cement may break down or fatigue. As a result the component moves inside the bone, causing pain.
Is Joint Replacement for you?
Joint replacement may be the right choice if you’re in a lot of pain and other treatments haven’t helped enough. But you want to be sure the joint is the true source of pain. If you actually have nerve or muscle pain, a joint replacement won’t help. Your Orthopaedic Surgeon can tell the difference by doing a careful physical exam and by asking you questions about your pain. Consider a joint replacement “if pain is interfering with how you want to live your life.”
Why Ruby Hall Clinic, Wanowarie?
Ruby Hall Clinic, Wanowarie is at the forefront in offering the latest in orthopedic treatment & surgical techniques. Our primary objective is “early mobilization & minimal discomfort”. This state-of-the-art specialized health care facility is designed to provide the highest levels of professional expertise and patient care in the field of orthopedics. The department is supported by a high tech imaging services such as X-ray, CT and MRI. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation services are available to restore the health and functional abilities of people postoperatively.
Treatments & Procedures
- Joint replacement surgeries of knee and hip (TKR and THR)
- Revision knee and hip replacement surgeries
- Trauma and fracture surgeries
- Shoulder surgeries
- Management of arthritis
- Treatment of osteomyelitis
- Keyhole surgeries such as arthroscopic ligament reconstruction (ACL), meniscus and chondral surgeries
- Management of open fractures
- Endoscopic spine surgeries
- Minimal invasive surgeries
- Arthroscopic Ligament Reconstructions
- Sports Injuries
- Fusion of joints (Arthrodesis)