Joint Replacement is a surgery performed to relieve pain from Arthritic and damaged joint. In this damaged articular surface is replaced by artificial prosthesis. Joint prosthesis can be made up of Metal, Ceramic or Polyethylene. Knee and Hip are common joints which require Joint Replacement.
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement is operation performed to relieve pain in arthritic knee.
With increase in life expectancy, more number of senior citizen demand a better quality of life. A painful knee can seriously hamper a person’s capacity to walk freely and make him dependent not only on drugs to relieve pain but also on others for mobility. Knee replacement relieves pain in severe arthritis. It is commonly done in patients suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement is well established treatment method to relieve pain from affected hip. It also significantly improves quality of life and mobility of patient.
In this procedure affected portions of joint i.e. Femoral head and acetabulum are replaced with artificial components to form new joint.