Joint Replacement is one of the most specialised surgical procedures in the world. A total joint replacement replaces the ends of a person’s thigh bone, shin bone, and kneecap with artificial devices called ‘prostheses.’ Sharda Narayan Hospital is recognized as one of India’s foremost Orthopaedic care providers, offering comprehensive treatments for orthopaedic conditions including Joint Replacement Surgery.
Goals of Joint Replacement
When it comes to joint replacement, the goal is to restore mobility and allow the patient to live a healthy life. The surgery will often take place when one or more of the joints have been worn down and can no longer be repaired. There are many different types of joint replacement procedures, depending on which joint needs to be replaced.
One of the most important things to do after undergoing a joint replacement is to make sure that you can manage your pain. The hospital provides many different forms of pain management, including medicine and physical therapy. We also have a team of doctors and nurses that can help with questions or concerns that may arise.
Types of Joint Replacements
Sharda Narayan Hospital provides joint replacement services for the hip and knee. There are two types of joint replacements that can be done: total joint replacement (TJR) or total hip replacement (THR). The THR is done only when there is limited wear in the hip. With this procedure, the surgeon will remove the head of the femur and replace it with a metal ball on a stem. The femur itself will be resurfaced to act as a new joint surface. In cases where there is more wear, there may not be enough bone left in the patient’s own natural hip socket to support a metal implant. TJRs involve replacing both parts of the joint (ball and socket).
Day to day life after joint replacement
The recovery time for joint replacement surgery is dependent on the type of procedure being performed. It can take six weeks for a person to return to their normal routine after total knee replacement and four weeks for partial knee replacement. After hip replacement surgery, it takes 12 weeks before patients are able to return to work. The orthopedic doctor will also provide post-surgery instructions on how much activity can be done in order to help with recovery.
Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process for joint replacement patients. The average patient will spend 4-5 days in the hospital after the procedure and then 3-4 weeks at home before returning to work. Physical therapy can be done in a clinic or in a home setting, and includes range of motion exercises, stretches, and aerobic exercises. Physical therapy also provides encouragement and support for patients who may be bored or anxious.
Joint replacement surgery has been a specialised procedure for decades. The operation is usually recommended for people who need a prosthetic hip, artificial knee, or shoulder joint replacement. It is important to have your physician perform the surgery because they will be able to give you the correct diagnosis and recommend the best treatment for you. If you are considering joint replacement surgery, you should read about our hospital’s experience with joint replacements and why we are a trusted center for this type of procedure.