What is joint replacement ?
Joint replacement surgery is orthopedic surgery in which arthritic or damaged joint are remove or replaced with a metal , plastic or prosthesis.
How does join replacement surgery done ?
This surgery performed in hospital , and take three to four hours .
During surgery , surgeon removed bone and cartilage from your joint then replaced prosthetic .
Prothesis shape and function is like a natural joint ,for example in an arthritic hip , the damaged ball is replace with a metal ball that attached to a metal stem that is fitted into the femur and a plastic socket is implanted in to the pelvis , replacing the damage socket.
Who need joint replacement surgery ?
With increasing of age , joins will have some problems , pains and disability and force patient to take joint replacement surgery . sometimes , joint problem is in damaged of cartilage , bones , arthritis , a fracture , or another conditions .
Some times patients do nonsurgical treatments like medication , if it dosent have any change and do not reduce pain, your doctor may recommend total joint replacement .
What happen after joint replacement surgery ?
Joint replacement for each person is not equal . use your new join shortly after surgery . follow advise of doctor .
Maybe have a temporary pain in new joint , reason is muscles around joint is so weak caused is in activity , body is adjusting to new joint , this pain should resolve in few months after surgery .
One of the important part of surgery is exercise , the therapist will provide you with specific exercise to help restore movement and strengthen the joint .
After surgery , patient return to normal activity without any pain in joints.
Joints have several types like knee, hip, total according to the pain doctor will recommended type of joint replacement.
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