Joint sites in a human body mean places where two or more bones come together, such as the knee, hip or shoulder. The most frequently replaced joints involve the hip and knee, but other joints being replaced include ankles, elbows, fingers, wrist and shoulders.
Dr. Gyanendra Singh is an Orthopedic Surgeon based in New Delhi. He is a specialist in this domain and offering services in joint replacement. All surgery is performed as per the prescribed clinical standards.
What happens during the surgical procedure?
Total amount of time it takes varies due to the degree of damage of the joint and type of surgery. Joint replacement for a knee or hip takes around 2 hours or less. After surgery, you go to recovery room for 1 to 2 hours until you fully wake up.
Why is the replacement of a joint needed?
In your body joints undergo damage from arthritis, fractures, other diseases, and injuries. Damage to the cartilage lining the ends of the bones creates joint pain, muscle weakness, stiffness limping, limitation of motion and swelling. Individuals complain about the problems encountered in performing ordinary activities like walking, putting on socks and shoes, entering and exiting their car and climbing stairs.
Every surgery presents some risks, but risk of joint replacement surgery depends on the state of health before surgery, how severe you disease is, and type of surgery planned.