Friday, 29 November 2013

Hip and Knee Replacements: Two of the Most Common Orthopedic Surgery Procedures

Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on treating conditions involving the musculature system. Surgeons who specialize in this field of medicine treat musculature trauma, degenerative diseases, sports injuries, tumors, congenital disorders, and infections. 



A hip replacement, also known as a hip arthroscopic  is a procedure where the patient's hip is surgically replaced with a prosthetic implant. Currently, they are the most common of all orthopedic surgery procedures. There are two different procedures available: a total and a half. In a total hip replacement.


Pros of this procedure include:
  • It is a well-practiced surgery with limited complications
  • It can be performed on more individuals with complicated hips
  • There is a limited risk of metal ions releasing into the blood from the metal on plastic and ceramic models.

Cons include:

  • There is some limitation in mobility follow the surgery due to a risk of dislocation
  • Revisions are typically required every 10-25 years (this means replacement of the plastic cup)

Knee Replacement

A knee replacement, also referred to as a knee arthroplasty, is a type of orthopedic surgery that features replacement of the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint. This surgical procedure is generally performed to relieve joint pain and other symptoms caused by osteoarthritis or other knee diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Like hip replacements, knee replacements come in two varieties: partial and total. This orthopedic surgery procedure consists of replacing joint surfaces that have been diseased or damaged with metal or plastic replacements. The replacement parts have been specially formed and shaped to allow maximum continued motion of the knee.

Pros of this procedure include:

  • It has a long life and lasts for about 15 years.
  • It is a very popular treatment that has stood the test of time.

Cons include:

  • It is a more time consuming operation than partial knee replacement, wherein more bone needs to be removed and involves a bigger incision
  • A longer hospital stay is required and the recovery period often takes much longer.
  • A blood transfusion maybe needed.
  • You might have difficulty moving, especially bending your knee

      Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital is one of the best private hospital in Aurangabad and also has a successful hystory in the field of Joint Replacement surgery in India.We welcomes you to experience the excellence. 

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Ceramic Hip Replacement - The Safest Type Of Implant!!!!!!

DoI need a hip replacements?

You won’t necessarily need a hip replacement if you have arthritis of the hip, but it may be worth considering if your hip is severely damaged and the pain, disability or stiffness are having serious effects on your daily activities. 

Hip Replacement

Hipreplacement surgery is for people with severe hip damage. When you have a hip replacement, the hip surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from your hip joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts. This can relieve pain, reduce hip stiffness and help your hip joint work well, and improve your walking and other movements. 

Hip replacement is a procedure performed in order to treat:

osteoarthritis of the hip joint (bone on bone)
• severe pain in hip joint
• loss of motion in hip joint
• deformity of the hip joint
• hip injuries
• rheumatoid arthritis
• bone tumor
• bone loss due to insufficient blood supply

Traditional Hip Replacements

In the traditional metal and plastic hip replacements, the plastic wears out slowly over time. As the plastic wears out, small particles of plastic debris are generated. This plastic debris triggers a response by your body which can lead to loosening of implants over time.

The Best Solution for Your Hip Pain !!!!!                                         


Ceramic Hip Replacement  

Ceramichip replacement is among the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures, and the results are excellent. Over 90% of patients have excellent pain relief and improved ability to perform routine daily activities. 

Ceramic hip replacements have been developed in an effort to decrease the wearing out of hip implants. These implants are very hard, and very smooth. These characteristics could help to decrease the amount of wear within the implants. 


Ceramic hip replacements are an attractive new development in orthopedic surgery.

Benefits Of Ceramic Hip Replacement 

Ceramic hip replacements are an improvement on traditional hip replacements for a number of reasons. Some of the benefits to a ceramic hip replacement solution include:
  • Better wear characteristics than traditional hip replacements
  • Pain relief from achy, arthritic joints: ceramic hip replacements accomplish the same goals of hip replacement, but with longer-lasting results
  • Lowered chance of breaking because of the material: ceramic is more durable than the plastics used for other hip replacements.

Advantages And Disadvantages 

  • Freedom from pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved quality of life
  • Some limitations in movement

Ceramichip replacement surgery requires an experienced surgeon....

KamalnayanBajaj Hospital is distinguished by the services of one of India's leading orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Santpure Shivkumar. He is a Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon having worked in some of the best centers in USA and India and performs ceramic hip replacements on a regular basis with great results for his patients.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

If you are facing a persistent pain on your knees ? Time to consult a doctor and save your knees.......

Knee Pain
Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause.

You'll only need a knee replacement if your knee gives you pain,stiffness or loss of function that affects your daily life and activities. Your orthopaedic surgeon will be able to advise you on the surgical options and on the potential pros and cons of having or delaying surgery.

When To Consider A Surgery???
Knee replacement surgery may help you if other arthritis treatments don't work and you have any of the following:

  • Limited ability to walk
  • Inability to get in or out of a chair                      
  • A bowing in or out of the knee
  • Moderate to severe pain when resting      


Knee replacement surgery

Your new knee will continue to improve for as much as two years after your operation. You'll need to restore your muscles through exercise and pay attention to any problems such as: stiffness pain infection. You’ll also need to take care in the first few weeks when moving around and doing household jobs so that you don’t damage your new knee. You'll need to use crutches for a few weeks to reduce the risk of falling.

Keep on Moving

To make the most of your new knee, you should follow your doctor's instructions about physical activity in the weeks after the surgery.
 It’s a serious decision and it’s important to make the right choices. This guide provides you with the information you need to engage in a serious and productive conversation with a surgeon and discuss your surgical options.