What Happens in a Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint Replacement Surgery is a surgical process by the help of which deformed joints are removed from the patient’s body and in turn replaced by a prosthesis which is usually made up of plastic, metal or ceramic. The prosthesis is a replica of the original joint and helps restore the normal movement. other The most common type of joint replacement surgeries are joint and hip replacement surgeries but these can be formed in other areas as well.
What is meant by Orthopaedics and how has it helped in transforming lives?
The term Orthopaedics comes from Greek words ‘ortho’ meaning ‘straight’ and ‘pais’ meaning ‘child’. Orthopaedics is branch of medical science that is concerned with the injuries of the musculoskeletal system which includes the bones, joints, tendons, muscles and other body parts concerned with movement and mobility. Usually orthopaedics is believed to cure the ailments related to bone and joint injuries only. But it provides a plethora of other treatments as well.
An orthopaedic surgeon not only deals with the diagnosis and treatment of deformities but also helps in preventing any future complications. It is also concerned with the reconstruction of limbs lost in an accident or amputation. The department also deals with surgeries of foot, ankle, limbs etc.
-What are the various services offered in an Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement hospital in Delhi?
-An Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement hospital provides a wide range of services that include:
-Unicondylar Knee replacement
-Failed or revision joint replacement
-Cement less total hip replacement
-Hip resurfacing/surface replacement artroplasty
-Cement less bipolar/partial hip replacement
-Knee arthroscopy-ACL/PCL reconstruction and Menisectomy
-High velocity trauma care
-Acetabular fracture and pelvis fracture fixation
-Congenital deformities-dislocated hips, club feet
-Polio (corrective surgeries)
-Spinal Injuries-Endoscopic spine surgeries
What needs to be done in order to ensure a healthy and fast recovery after an Orthopaedic surgery?
In order to ensure a fast and healthy recovery with minimal discomfort and lowered risks of any complications, it is advisable to begin physical therapy prior to the surgery. Going to the gym and building up some muscles would prove quiet helpful. Strengthening the muscles around the injured area gives strength and support.
Also physiotherapy should be started soon after the surgery. Starting with gentle rotations which are almost painless owing to the use of anaesthesia. Gradually the intensity of the therapy should be increased.
Opting for minimal invasive surgery or arthroscopy help in preventing various complications during and after the surgical procedure thereby helping in faster recovery.