The procedures that are performed most frequently are:Knee joint replacement:
It is done when there is damage to the layer or sliding surface called articular cartilage. When this damage exists, day-to-day activities such as walking are difficult.Shoulder joint replacement:
It is required when severe pain can be caused by abnormalities in the surface of the joint due to osteoarthritis.Hip joint replacement:
Acetabulum and femur are replaced, the surgeon cleanses where the cartilage and bone have been lost, and new artificial joints are implanted in the healthy bone.
This procedure is performed when treatments such as physical therapy and medications have been previously tested, but the expected results have not been achieved.Joint replacement is effective in relieving joint pain.
Patients who are candidates for joint replacement usually have severe joint pain, limited movement, stiffness, or swelling. Two of the causes may be osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
If you are going through this situation, remember to go to a specialist that builds trust and gives you complete information to perform this procedure.
- Joint replacement of the hip or knee can last approximately 20 years.
- It is considered as a solution only if other treatments have not been successful.
- You should talk to your doctor to know your general health before surgery.
In our center of traumatology and sports medicine we are specialists in the joint replacement . We are committed to offering you the best treatments for your recovery.
When visiting our doctors you will be able to know more details about this procedure. Leave your health in our hands.