Total Knee Replacement
An important factor in deciding whether to have total knee replacement operation is understanding what the operation can and can't do...Read More
Computer Assisted Surgery
Computers have become an integral part of everyday life. Virtually all aspects of modern lifestyle depend on computers, be it a washing machine or a modern car.Read More
Total Hip Replacement
An important factor in deciding whether to have hip replacement surgery is understanding what the operation can and can't do. The vast majority of individuals who undergo hip replacement surgery experience a dramatic reduction of hip pain and a significant improvement in their ability to perform the common activities of daily living.Read More
The knee is the largest weight-bearing joint in the body. Nearly normal knee function is needed to perform routine everyday activities. The knee is made up of the lower end of the thigh bone (femur), which moves on the upper end of the shin bone (tibia), and the knee cap (patella), which slides in a groove on the end of the femur. Large ligaments attach to the femur and tibia to provide stability. The long thigh muscles give the knee strength for movement.
If your hip has been damaged by arthritis from any cause, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting. Medication may control your pain for a short while but long term use of pain killers is not likely to do any good to your stomach. You may therefore want to consider hip replacement surgery. By replacing your diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, hip replacement...
- Case 01: 32 year old man with sever arthritis of both hips due to Rheumatoid Arthritis
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
It depends on the level of usage and activities. If used sensibly, knee replacements should last more than 10 to 15 years. In many patients, it will last their lifetime.More Details
It is usually done for patients above 60 years of age. However age is not the only criteria and it may sometimes be necessary between ages of 40 and 60.More Details
It depends on the complexity of the operation and your recovery. On an average you can go home walking in 7 to 10 days.More Details
Generally, you can get out of bed on fourth or fifth day. You will be assisted by a physiotherepist. Knee bending is started on second day after surgery. As soon as you regain muscle strength, you can take a few steps with the support of a walker. Later you can take short walks. If your progress is quick, you can start climbing stairs by sixth day.More Details
Patients with these medical conditions can safely undergo joint replacement operation. These conditions need to be controlled well with medication prior to surgery.More Details
Indian customs of cross leg sitting and squatting are avoided after surgery. You need to use a commode or a toilet chair. Activities like swimming, walking are encouraged but running, jumping and other heavy physical activities are discouraged.More Details