When non-surgical methods like medication or physiotherapy does not relieve you from the pain Total Knee Replacement is recommended, as in cases of severe Osteoarthritis affecting all the three compartments of knee. Tristar specialises in the treatment of severely deformed knee joints and complex knee conditions.
Hip Replacement is a procedure where the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Such kind of Hip replacement is conducted to relieve the pain from arthritis, or fix severe physical joint damage. The painful parts of the damaged hip are replaced with artificial hip parts called prosthesis, a device that substitutes a joint. The prosthesis consists of metal components: a socket, ball, and stem. The outer shell of the socket is usually made of metal and the inner shell consists of plastic, or ceramic: or the entire socket may be plastic.
The Shoulder Replacement Surgery is indicated in cases of severe arthritis or injury when non-surgical methods like physiotherapy and medication have not worked. It seeks to restore a wider range of motions to this crucial joint.
Very less common than the Hip and Knee replacement, the Elbow replacement surgery replaces the elbow joint with prosthetics (artificial parts) when other interventions, medical and surgical, have failed.
Wrist Joint replacement surgery is less common but can be only an option if you have painful arthritis that does not respond to non surgical treatments. The wrist is a more complicated joint than the hip or the knee. A total wrist replacement is generally indicated when a wrist that has sustained a traumatic injury or has been affected by a severe degenerative disease such as arthritis is unresponsive to other treatments and no longer able to function properly. In some cases patients suffer from severe pain in the wrist and may have lost the ability to use it.
A wrist replacement eliminates pain and recovers diminished strength in the wrist by restoring length to the muscles and tendons of the fingers and wrist – improving motion and stability necessary to perform everyday activities.
The abnormal bone and lining structures of the involved joint are removed surgically, and new parts are inserted in their places. These new parts may be made of special metal or plastic (certain forms of polyethylene) or specific kinds of carbon-coated implants. The new parts allow the joints to move again with little or no pain.
Surgery to replace the ankle joint with an artificial joint (called ankle arthroplasty) is becoming more common. This surgery is not done as often as replacement of the knee or hip joints. Still, when necessary, this operation can reduce the pain from arthritis of the ankle. Recent advances in the design of the artificial ankle and changes in the way the operation is performed have made artificial ankle replacement a growing alternative to ankle fusion for the treatment of ankle arthritis.
Minimally invasive knee replacement is a development in the traditional knee replacement. It replaces the damaged knee as the traditional surgery only, but through a smaller incision (4- to 6-inch incision compared with an 8- to 10-inch incision). With the smaller incision come the potential benefits of a shorter hospital stay, shorter recovery, and a better looking scar.
Although this procedure is often referred to as “Partial Knee Replacement” it is actuallythe complete replacement of only that part of the knee that is arthritic or severely damaged. As it is designed to retain most of the patient’s bone, it helps patients recover faster.