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Spine, Trauma & Joint Replacement
Spine, Trauma and Joint Relacement arthroplasty, is a surgical
Laparoscopic Gynaecology
Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery
General Surgeon
General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal
Spine, Trauma and Joint Relacement
Spine, Trauma and Joint Relacement arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the joint to relieve pain and disability. It is most commonly performed for osteoarthritis, and also for other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In patients with severe deformity from advanced rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, or long standing osteoarthritis, the surgery may be more complicated and carry higher risk.
Osteoporosis does not typically cause pain, deformity, or inflammation and is not a reason to perform replacement.
Other major causes of debilitating pain include meniscus tears, cartilage defects, and ligament tears. Debilitating pain from osteoarthritis is much more common in the elderly replacement surgery can be performed as a partial or a total replacement. In general, the surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the operation typically involves substantial postoperative pain, and includes vigorous physical rehabilitation. The recovery period may be 6 weeks or longer and may involve the use of mobility aids to enable the patient's return to preoperative mobility.