Also known as arthroplasty, it is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or degenerated joint (osteoarthrosis) is replaced by an artificial joint.
How does it help?
The main objective of this procedure is to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from this type of disease because it aims to relieve pain and increase mobility.
The joints suffer damage due to various degenerative processes such as osteoarthritis (wear over the years), or systematic such as arthritis or traumatic injuries, this wear causes pain, stiffness, loss of movement and inflammation.
The hips, knees and shoulders are the joints that are most frequently replaced, however, the joints that correspond to the ankles, elbows and fingers can also be replaced.