Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. This surgery creates new joint surfaces.A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. The surgery is usually done by a doctor called an orthopedic surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.
The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can help you relieve pain and move and feel better. Joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows. Hip and knee Joints are replaced most often.
First, the surgical team will give you medicine so you won’t feel pain (anesthesia). The medicine may block the pain only in one part of the body, or it may put your whole body to sleep.The team will then replace the damaged joint with prosthesis.
Each surgery is different. How long it takes depends on how badly the joint is damaged and how the surgery is done. How long the original replacement will last will depend on your age, body weight, level of fitness and overall health.To replace a knee or a hip takes about 2 hours or less, unless there are complicating factors. After surgery, you will be moved to a recovery room for 1 to 2 hours until you are fully awake or the numbness goes away. The average time taken for joint replacement surgery is 1-1.1/2 hrs.
If the surgery goes well, without any complications, the patient can be mobile on crutches within 48 hours itself. Usually 3-4 physiotherapy sessions are advised for the patient so that he understands the new prosthesis properly and trained to use the Joint Correctly.
Welcare Hospital is the Best Multi-specialty Hospital in Gujarat.We are acknowledged nationally as one of the most respected and credible specialized health care facilities of India.The founder of Hospital Dr.Bharat Mody is the Best Joint Replacement Surgeon in Gujarat, Knee Replacement Surgeon in Gujarat,Orthopaedic Surgeon in Gujarat.He is also the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics.He is a world renowned orthopaedic surgeon with specialization in Hip, Knee, Arthroscopic surgeries.His team comprises other highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons who are capable of tackling all other aspects of Orthopaedics.Dr. Mody has to his personal credit, an experience of having performed more than 40,000 orthopaedic operations.He is also Director & Chief Arthroplasty Surgeon.
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