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WHAT IS JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY?

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure that involves removing and replacing parts of arthritic or dysfunctional joint surfaces with artificial metal, plastic, ceramic components . Inside a human body, the joints move with least friction, without causing problems However, if anyhow the surface of the joints become tarnished, it leads to an increase in friction and many other problems. 

In joint replacement surgery, a defective part of the joint is removed or replaced with an artificial material to restore the joint movement and activity. Joint replacement surgery attempts have been made for very long period since the 17th and 18th century,  but the successful joint replacement procedure started in the 1970s and 80s.

With time the technology, the material sciences, the type of material used and the skills of the orthopaedic surgeons have improved to present day, where in joint replacement surgery is one of the most rewarding and successful procedures in orthopaedic sciences.

As one of the best joint replacement centres in Delhi, AOSM provides world-class yet cost-effective treatment for joint pain. We have a team of highly skilled and trained joint replacement surgeons in Delhi that specializes in minimally invasive surgery, joint replacement, and orthopaedic rehabilitation.

Facts about joint replacement surgery

  • Minimally invasive & safe procedure
  • Less pain
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Improves joint function
  • Restores movement and activity
  • Reduces risk of chronic health conditions
  • Lower infection risk

WHEN AND WHY IS JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY REQUIRED?

 

Joint replacement surgery is required when the joint surfaces are worn or damaged and limits your everyday activities like climbing stairs, walking, and getting in and out of chairs. Well, some of the most common reasons for joint replacement surgery are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, joint injury, dislocation of the joint, ankylosing spondylitis and more. Loss of joint congruity due to trauma leading to deformed joint surfaces is another major indication for joint replacement.

 

Apart from this, some other reasons like infection, avascular necrosis (AVN) also leads to deterioration of joint surfaces which may be a sign of seeing the best joint replacement surgeon. AOSM is one of the best joint replacement centres across Delhi, specializes in orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeries. Our top joint replacement specialists in Delhi are committed to provide effective solutions that help reduce cost and recovery times.

 

When it comes to joint replacement surgery, knee and hip replacements are very common. However, joint replacement surgery can also be performed on other joints like the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and more.

 

 

TYPES OF JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY


Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is performed by making an incision over the hip joint in order to remove the damaged part and replace it with an artificial implant. The hip replacement procedure helps you get relief from pain and allows you to get back to your normal lifestyle.


Elbow Joint Replacement Surgery

Elbow Joint Replacement Surgery

If an injury or a disease like rheumatoid arthritis has harmed your elbow, then you may need elbow joint replacement surgery! In elbow joint replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the elbow joint are replaced with artificial components. This procedure helps you get relief from elbow pain completely.


Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is usually recommended in the last stage of knee arthritis. During the knee replacement surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged portions and replaces them with artificial components.


Wrist Joint Replacement Surgery

Wrist Joint Replacement Surgery

This is a great option for advanced arthritis. So, if you have painful arthritis that does not respond to other conservative treatments then wrist joint replacement surgery can help you get rid of pain and restore function.


Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery

Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery

This is an effective procedure that helps you get relief from pain, restore motion, improve the strength and function of your shoulder joint. Clearly, shoulder joint replacement surgery is completely safe and pain-free.


Ankle Joint Replacement Surgery

Ankle Joint Replacement Surgery

This is a modern surgical option for patients who have arthritis of the ankle. Ankle joint replacement surgery (also known as arthroplasty) involves making an incision in the ankle to remove the damaged part and replace it with an artificial component. This procedure relieves pain and maintains motion in your ankle joint.

Now replacement of small joints like hands and feet are also available.

 

HOW IS JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY PERFORMED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS?


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Joint replacement surgery is a very specialised procedure that is performed by a well experienced and highly skilled orthopaedic surgeon. The surgery requires a very good pre-operative assessment, international standards operation theatres and implants that are used during the surgery and a well-planned post-operative rehabilitation program to settle the patient back to their normal life.

During the pre-operative phase, a thorough assessment of the patient’s condition is performed. This procedure may include chest X-ray, ECG, blood test, anaesthetic assessment, and advice from other medical specialists like cardiologist, nephrologist, and geriatrician. The assessment is aimed to understand the joint problem and also any other ailment or comorbidities before taking up a patient for surgery. Once all assessment have been completed, the patient is optimised by giving relevant medication and nutrition to prevent post-operative malnutrition.

The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and the damaged portion of the joints are removed and replaced with an artificial component.

As one of the trusted and reliable joint replacement centres in Delhi, we provide the best treatment for joint pain. Our top joint replacement specialists work on the latest techniques to help you get your mobility back.


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The post-operative care includes initial rest for one or two days followed by gentle mobilisation either non-weight-bearing or partial weight-bearing on the joint. Most people get discharged on the 4th to 5th day after the surgery with some clear instructions of dos and don’ts at home.


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The majority of people who undergo joint replacement surgery can get back to their day to day activities within six weeks. However, complete recovery may take up to 3 months. Our team of the best joint replacement doctors in Delhi provides complete support to all patients and help them recover fast.

 

FAQs

 

What symptoms indicate the need of joint replacement surgery?

The symptoms indicating the need for joint replacement are clicking sound, stiffness, persistent pain, instability, swelling, and sometimes deformity of the joint.

Is there any alternative provided for joint replacement surgery?

Yes, there are certain treatment like physiotherapy, medication, holistic treatment, joint fluid replacement therapy, arthroscopic surgery, local steroid injection therapy that can be used as an alternative for joint replacement surgery. However, if the problem persists then joint replacement surgery is the only option.

How long does the joint replacement surgery last?

A joint replacement surgery takes one to one and half hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery, type of fixation and implant used.

Is joint replacement surgery a major surgery?

Well, joint replacement surgery can be a moderate or major surgery. This procedure requires proper assessment, perfect implementation and good post-operative treatment to get good result.

Will joint replacement surgery cure me as before at AOSM?

Yes, we are the best joint replacement surgeons in Delhi, who perform joint replacement surgery to help you get relief from pain, stiffness and restore the normal joint kinematics and functions.

How to prepare for a joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery needs some preparation. Initially, you need to mention all the  medical problems that you are facing. You surgeon will conduct a thorough pre-operative assessment to determine your overall health status. At the time of surgery, you need to carry all the medical records, medicines, loose pair of clothes, comfortable footwear and all other essential belongings to the hospital.

What to expect after joint replacement surgery?

Generally, one has to take rest for at least one day after joint replacement surgery. You can stand up and walk around a little with the help of some external support. In fact, you can leave for home 2-3 days after your initial dressing. However, you need to take care of yourself and follow the instructions given by your surgeon.

Is joint replacement surgery painful?

You may experience some pain just after surgery but that is controlled with medication. At AOSM, we have a good pain-relieving device called PCA – “patient control analgesia” that can help you get relief from pain. This gives a pain-free and pleasant post-operative experience for most patients and avoid feeling of pain and discomfort.

Will I be able to drive after joint replacement surgery?

After joint replacement surgery, the soft tissues are healing and the newly placed component is trying to integrate with the body. So, any unusual stress can be detrimental for you. However, the majority of people start driving after 6 to 8 weeks of joint replacement surgery. If you want to drive after surgery, then you should discuss it with your doctor first.

What is the success rate of joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is one of the most successful procedures performed across the world. It is an effective procedure that helps you get relief from pain and restore mobility of the joint. The success rate of joint replacement surgery is 98 to 99%.

What are the charges for joint replacement surgery?

AOSM is one of the best joint replacement surgery centres in Delhi that provides cost-effective treatments. Well, the cost of surgery includes many factors. Thus, it’s better to consult a joint replacement surgeon first and discuss your problem.

How soon will I be able to exercise after joint replacement surgery?

Many people start moving the limb the very next day of joint replacement surgery in order to improve circulation and restore mobility in the joint. In the initial phase post-operative care, you should perform very basic movements. Our best joint replacement surgeons in Delhi help patients to recover fast and get back to their normal life.

What are the risks associated with joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is one of the safest surgeries. However, there are some minor possible complications associated with joint replacement surgery like wound infection, blood clotting, swelling, nerve injury, etc. As the best joint replacement centre in Delhi, we take care of these risks during the preoperative, operative and post-operative period.