Joint replacement surgery is an orthopedic procedure that involves replacing an arthritic or defective joint surface with an orthopedic prosthesis. When conventional treatments fail to relieve severe joint pain or dysfunction, joint replacement may be recommended.
Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective therapeutic procedure that can help ease the pains and stiffness of affected joints and get back to your daily activities.
Why Is Surgery Needed?
To relieve severe pain
To re-establish lost functionality
To make a deformity disappear
To enhance one's quality of life
To prevent pain while doing day to day activity
Listed here are a few clinical conditions which can affect the joints severely.
Which joints can be replaced?
Joint replacements procedures can be carried out for the following joints
What are the benefits of joint replacement surgery?
Joint replacement surgeries can help you move freely and without pain. Many people can resume activities they once enjoyed after having a joint replacement. By allowing people to live an active lifestyle, these operations dramatically improve their quality of life and general health.
What are the risks or complications of arthroplasty?
Joint replacement surgery, like any other surgery, has the potential for complications. The risks include:
Nerve injury or damage in the vicinity of the replacement joint.
Stiffness, weakness, or instability in the joints could lead to a fracture.
Dislocation and other issues with the replacement joint.
Individuals who have following preexisting conditions are predisposed to complications post-surgery - Diabetes, Hemophilia, or an autoimmune condition like Lupus and more.
Depending on the type of replacement surgery you have, recovery can take between 2 and 6 months. Crutches may be required for following the treatment.
Active physiotherapy under professional supervision and at home plays an important role in faster recovery and rehabilitation post-surgery.
Follow all healthy diet, and exercise guidelines given by your doctor for the best results.