Dr. Yogesh Singh provides Joint pain Treatment in Bangalore. He has more than 12 years of experience in this field. He provides various treatments like joint replacement, hip replacement, knee replacement etc.
- In Joint replacement surgery, they are replacing new joint which is artificial and it took a little bit time to recover
- Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder.
- The surgery is usually done by a doctor called an orthopaedic surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.
- The doctor may suggest a joint replacement improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.
Anatomy Of Knee
- The knee is the largest joint in the body and having healthy knees is required to perform most everyday activities.
- The knee is made up of the lower end of the thighbone (femur), the upper end of the shinbone (tibia), and the kneecap (patella). The ends of these three bones where they touch are covered with articular cartilage, a smooth substance that protects the bones and enables them to move easily.
- The menisci are located between the femur and tibia. These C-shaped wedges act as “shock absorbers” that cushion the joint.
- Large ligaments hold the femur and tibia together and provide stability. The long thigh muscles give the knee strength.
- All remaining surfaces of the knee are covered by a thin lining called the synovial membrane. This membrane releases a fluid that lubricates the cartilage, reducing friction to nearly zero in a healthy knee.
Normally, all of these components work in harmony. But disease or injury can disrupt this harmony, resulting in pain, muscle weakness, and reduced function.
What is Knee Replacement Surgery?
Total knee replacement is also called total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint removed and replaced with artificial parts. The knee is made up of the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), and patella (kneecap).
Replacement Arthroplasty or Joint Replacement Surgery is a procedure of orthopaedic surgery in which an arthritic joint surface is replaced with an orthopaedic prosthesis. Joint replacement is considered as a treatment when severe joint pain or dysfunction is not alleviated by less-invasive therapies. It is a form of arthroplasty and is often indicated by various joint diseases, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Why Knee Replacement Surgery is suggested?
Total Knee Replacement surgery is commonly suggested for severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. It often affects older people.
In a normal joint, articular cartilage allows for smooth movement within the joint, whereas in an arthritic knee the cartilage itself becomes thinner or completely absent. In addition, the bones become thicker around the edges of the joint and may form bony “spurs”. All of these factors can cause pain and restricted range of motion in the joint.
What is Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery?
The shoulder is a highly movable body joint that allows various movements of the arm. It is a ball and socket joint, where the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) articulates with the socket of the scapula (shoulder blade) called the glenoid. The two articulating surfaces of the bones are covered with cartilage, which prevents friction between the moving bones. The cartilage is lubricated by synovial fluid. Tendons and ligaments around the shoulder joint provide strength and stability to the joint.
Why Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery is suggested?
Total shoulder joint replacement surgery is suggested for conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis when medications, injections, physical therapy, and activity changes do not help relieve pain. Your doctor recommends surgery when you have the following symptoms –
• Severe shoulder pain that restricts daily activities
• Moderate to severe pain during rest
• Weakness and/or loss of motion
What is Hand Surgery?
Hand surgeons provide comprehensive care using the multidisciplinary approach with the assistance of cutting-edge equipment to enable hands to get back to work. Committed to providing compassionate care, we use both surgical as well as non-surgical approaches for hands’ treatment. We offer surgery for multiple conditions that affect the sensation and movement of the hands, including joint motion, tendon gliding, and muscle contraction. We ensure you to feel in the right hands.