Joint Replacement

Knee Replacement surgery:

In replacement surgery the damaged part of the bones making up the knee which rub together are removed using highly specialized instruments and replaced with metal and plastic implants. In total knee replacement surgery the parts of the bones that rub together are resurfaced with metal and plastic implants. Using special precision instruments your surgeon will typically remove the damaged surface of all three bones the replacement surface will then be fixed into place

How Knee replacement is done?

Once you are under general anaesthesia or spinal\an 6 inch cut is made in the front of knee. The damaged part of the joint is removed from the surface of the bones. And the surface are then shaped to hold a metal or plastic artificial joint called prosthesis. The prosthesis is attached to the thigh bone shin and knee cap with cement. When fit together the attached artificial part from the joint relying on the surrounding muscles and ligaments for support and function.

Recovery from knee replacement

After knee joint replacement many people are standing and moving the joint a day after the surgery. About six week most people are walking comfortably with minimal assistance once muscle strength is restored people who have had knee joint replacement surgery can enjoy most activities except running and jumping.

Hip replacement surgery:

Rathi hospital Ahmadabad during hip replacement surgery, the painful parts of the damaged hip are replaced with artificial hip parts are called prosthesis allowing smooth nearly frictionless movement.

Hip replacement surgery is a surgery that we perform at Rathi hospital that restores mobility and reduce pain in patients having damaged hip joints. The damaged can be caused by various reasons including osteoarthritis fractures of tumours.

How Hip replacement is done?

In total hip replacement surgery the surgeon at Rathi hospital in Ahmadabad uses metal ceramic or plastic parts to replace the ball at the upper end of the thigh bone and resurfaces the hip socket in the pelvic bone. It replaces the damaged cartilage with new joint material in a step by step process.

Why Hip Replacement is done?

Shoulder and elbow replacement surgery:

Shoulder replacement surgery the damaged part of shoulder are removed and replaced with artificial components called prosthesis. The shoulder replacement surgery included replacing the ends of the damaged upper arm bone and the shoulder bone with the artificial surface lined with plastic or metal and plastic shoulder joint components may be held in place with cement.

How shoulder replacement is done?

The top end of the your upper arm bone is shaped like a ball. Muscles and ligaments hold this ball against a cup shaped part of the shoulder bone. Surgeons at Rathi hospital ahmedabad usually replace the top of the upper arm bone with a long metal price inserted into upper arm bone that has a rounded head. If the cup-shaped surface of your shoulder bone that cradles

your upper arm bone is also damaged doctor smooth it and then cap it with a plastic and metal plastic.

Why shoulder replacement done?

Following conditions can cause the necessity for a shoulder replacement surgery at Rathi hospital.

• Osteoarthritis

• Rheumatoid arthritis

• Post traumatic arthritis

• Severe fractures.

Elbow replacement surgery damaged the parts of the humorous and ulna bones are replaced with artificial components made up the a metal and plastic hinge with two metal stems. Total elbow arthroplasty or elbow replacement is a surgery that restores mobility and reduces pain in patients having damaged elbow joints. The damaged can be from traumatic injury or from a disease like rheumatoid arthritis.

How replacement is done?

During the elbow replacement surgery our surgeon at Rathi hospital in ahmedabad removes damaged tissue and parts of the two arm bones the humorous and the ulna meeting at elbow joint .once the tissues and the bone is removed the elbow joint is replaced with an artificial joint called prosthesis. The prosthesis consists of two implants that are attached to the inside of the ulna and the humorous; the prosthesis is joined using a metal and plastic hinge. There are various types of implants available that fit joints of varying size. Elbow replacement is relatively uncommon but it is similar to hip and knee replacement