Joint Replacement Surgery
Hip joint and knee joint replacements are helping people of all ages live pain- free, active lives.
Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth and low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.
When only some of the joint is damaged, a surgeon may be able to repair or replace just the damaged parts. When the entire joint is damaged, a total joint replacement is done. To replace a total hip or knee joint, a surgeon removes the diseased or damaged parts and inserts artificial parts, called prostheses or implants.
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Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
Total Hip Replacement (THR) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR) are very successful surgical treatment for arthritis of the hip and knee respectively. Over the last several years hip and knee replacement surgery has evolved to a Minimally Invasive technique.
Computer Assisted Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) technology allows the surgeon to simultaneously visualize two- or three-dimensional views of the patient's anatomy on a monitor, and provides real-time, intra-operative views of surgical instruments and the relative digital positioning of implantable devices.
Total Hip Replacement (THR)
Hip replacement has become necessary for your arthritic hip: this is one of the most effective operations known and should give you many years of freedom from pain. Once you have arthritis which has not responded to conservative treatment, you may well be a candidate for total hip replacement surgery.
Revision Hip Replacement (RHR)
This means that part or all of your previous hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.