Monday, 12 September 2016

Bring Movements Back To Your Life

Hip Replacement is the surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes the damaged hip with the new man made hip. This treatment is done when all other treatments are failed. The surgery helps to reduce pain and improve the function of joints. The main cause of hip damage is due to osteoarthritis. It causes pain and swelling in your joints.
The most common problem after surgery is the hip dislocation. The surgery also causes the blood clot and infection. There are mainly three types of hip replacement

Total Hip Replacement: In this procedure, the damaged hip(diseased cartilage and bone of the hip) is replaced with an artificial hip.

Surface Replacement: Surface replacement is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. It provides a bone-conserving artificial hip replacement. The preservation of bone has many advantages as well as risk factors.

Ceramic Type Implants: Ceramic type implants are used to reduce the wearing out of hip implants.

Advantages of Hip Replacement
  • Relieve pain
  • Improve walking and other movements
  • Helps your hip joint to work better

Risk factors
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Loosening
  • Change in leg length

Kamal Nayan Bajaj Hospital is one of the leading hospitals in Maharashtra which provides effective joint replacement surgery. They offer complete healthcare facilities to all the patients.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Preparation For Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement is the best solution for people who are fed up of trying all other alternative treatments to get rid from knee pain. Before undergoing knee replacement surgery, you need to prepare for the surgery.

Knee Replacement

Knee joint is the most important joint in the body. It plays an important role in bearing body weight. As these joints get damaged due to aging, it is beneficial to replace these joints to overcome the following conditions
  • Severe knee pain
  • Knee stiffness
  • Problem in bending knee
  • Pain that disturbs sleep
Knee Replacement surgery can be done in two ways. Total knee replacement surgery and partial knee replacement surgery.

Preparation for Knee Replacement Surgery

1. Mental or emotional preparation: Mental and emotional preparation is necessary to reduce distractions. Try to get clear idea about all the aspects of surgery. Discuss with doctor about surgery and create a positive attitude towards towards it. 

2. Lifestyle preparation: Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours before surgery. Eat properly and take enough rest. Obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption can increase the complexity of the surgery. To get quick recovery, patients should try to reduce their weight.

3. Communication: Develop a healthy relationship with your surgeon. Try to learn about your surgery and discuss about your anesthesia.

4. Physical Preparation: Doctor or therapist will prescribe some exercises, which help in improving flexibility and strength of knee.

5. Assemble all your personal and medical information: Collect all your medical information and hand over it to your doctor . This should include your present medical conditions like diabetes, asthma, anemia, previous medical records of operations undergone, list of medications taken regularly etc . 

6. Plan for your recovery: You may be advised to use crutches or walker for several weeks after the surgery. Make necessary arrangements for helping you in managing everyday tasks like cooking, bathing, laundry etc.

To make your home safer for recovery do the following.
  • Change your living space to ground floor, as climbing stairs will be difficult for some days after surgery.
  • Install secure handrails in your shower or bath area.
  • Try bench or chair for your shower.
After Knee Replacement Surgery

Soon after surgery you will be moved to the recovery ward for 2 to 3 hours after that to the hospital room for a couple of days. You will be asked to move your foot and ankle to increase the blood flow to your muscle and to protect the knee from swelling and clotting. Physical therapist will recommend new exercises to get a good recovery. This physical activities include
  • Gradual walking program
  • Resuming slowly to household activities
  • Knee strengthening exercises etc.
Rehabilitation after surgery is recommended for fast recovery.

Center for joint replacement and advanced orthopedics offers the best treatment for all your orthopedic problems. Dr. S.V Santpure is one of the best orthopedic surgeon in Aurangabad, Maharashtra providing quality services at an affordable cost.

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