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Total Joint Arthroplasty

Our Adult Reconstruction Service takes care of individuals with degenerative bone diseases, inflammatory bone diseases, bone injuries or other bone deformities. We provide all our patients with customised, one-on-one treatment and rehabilitation for a smooth, fast recovery.

 

When should you opt for it?

The main reason for replacing any arthritic joint with an artificial joint is to stop the bones from rubbing against each other and causing pain. Replacing the painful and arthritic joint with an artificial joint gives the joint a new surface, which moves smoothly without causing pain. The goal is to help people return to most of their activities with less pain and greater freedom of movement.

 

What are the advantages?

Due to major advancements in the last 25 years, artificial knee replacements are 90% effective in relieving pain and improving function. Also, if you are above 65 years of age, total knee replacements are known to increase mobility by 17.5%, improve motor skills by 39.3% and cause a 46.9% decrease in limitations in activities of daily living. (Source: Biomet)

 

How much time does it take to recover?

Typically, patients can return to their normal lifestyle within 6 months.

 

What should you do during the recovery process?

  • Climbing stairs should be kept to a minimum.
  • Use a firm, sturdy chair with arm rests. Put a cushion or pillow to raise yourself, if needed, to facilitate getting out of the chair. Recliners should not be used.
  • To avoid falls, rooms should be kept free of throw rugs and unnecessary debris.
  • Pets should be kept far away until you have healed.
  • Do not lift weights for the first two months.
  • When trying to get into your car, make sure that the passenger seat is pushed all the way back.
  • To decrease pain, inflammation and swelling, you can put ice on your knee for 15 – 20 minutes every hour.
  • Avoid sitting and/or standing for long periods (no more than 30 minutes in one place).

 

Total Hip Replacement

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common problem for many people after middle age. OA is sometimes referred to as degenerative or wear-and-tear arthritis. OA commonly affects the hip joint. In the past, little was done for the condition. Now, there are many ways to treat hip OA. This means patients endure less pain, achieve better mobility and have an improved quality of life.

 

When should you opt for it?

OA cannot be cured, but therapies are available to ease the symptoms and slow down the degeneration of the joint. Doctors usually start with non-surgical treatment such as drugs, supplements, injections, and physical therapy. In some cases, surgical treatment of OA may be appropriate. Your doctor will decide whether a scope, osteotomy or total hip replacement is the most suitable option for you. A total hip replacement is the ultimate solution for advanced hip OA.

 

What are the advantages?

Total hip replacement performed using well-established technique is likely to provide 90-95% pain relief and good function, for more than 10 years after the surgery. (Source: University of Washington – Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine)

 

How much time does it take to recover?

Total rehabilitation after surgery may take at least six months.

 

What should you do during the recovery process?

  • Sit only in high chairs (not on low seats that flex your hip more than 90 degrees).
  • Use a toilet seat raiser.
  • Sleep on your back.
  • Use a walker or crutches for several weeks after surgery, until you can bear your full weight.

 

Total Knee Replacement

Our customised programmes offer pain-relief solutions for arthritis or impaired function of the joints, paying special attention to joint replacements, osteotomies and joint revision surgeries. Our services comprise of the following:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for joint replacement
  • Joint deformity correction with osteotomies
  • Alternative bearing and hip replacement for the young

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