BLK-Max Centre for Joint Replacement has performed a large number of Total Knee Replacement and Hip Replacement Surgeries with results that are comparable to the best hospitals in the world. The Centre also offers Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty, which is done for relatively younger patients with Knee Arthritis. Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty as well as Arthroplasty for small joints in the hand (especially in the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis) are some of the key services offered to patients with an aim to improve the overall quality of life.
The Orthopaedic team has expertise in Revision Joint Replacement Surgery for Hip and Knee, using special implants and frozen bone grafts. The Centre also offers Computer-assisted Navigated Surgery for Knee Joint Replacement. It is one of the most advanced ways of treating complex orthopaedic conditions with improved outcomes. This technology helps surgeons in decreasing intra-operative errors and has the potential to improve surgical accuracy and outcomes.
The surgeons at BLK-Max Hospital are committed to providing their patients with world-class Joint Replacements surgeries that yield exemplary results. The Centre is home to highly trained physiotherapists for providing unconditional support towards recovery and post-surgery.
The Centre offers the following Joint Replacement Surgeries:
Total Knee Replacement Surgeries
Total Hip Replacement Surgeries
Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty
Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty
Arthroplasty for small joints in hand
Joint Replacement Surgery is a medical technique that aims at helping patients suffering from chronic joint injuries or joint degeneration. An injury may be the result of an accident or an underlying medical condition.
The surgery is carried out under the influence of anaesthesia. It involves the use of artificial grafts made up of plastic, metal, or ceramics that resemble the original joint. The surgery can help the patient to get rid of the pain and enhance the range of motion of the joint which was restricted earlier due to orthopaedic problems. Joint Replacement Surgery is one of the most common orthopaedic procedures that can be performed on adults.
The surgery can be of two types:
Partial Joint Replacement (replacement of only one part of the joint)
Total Joint Replacement (replacement of the complete joint)
Joint Replacement Surgery is generally recommended for patients with chronic joint problems that are beyond repair and surgery is usually the last form of treatment for them to be recommended by a Joint Replacement Surgeon. It is helpful in treating patients suffering from conditions like Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis, especially when the patient experiences:
Difficulty in moving the affected area.
Moderate pain even while lying down.
Severe stiffness in the affected joint and the areas surrounding it
Lack of results from other treatment options like medication and physiotherapy
Some of the major conditions treated under Joint Replacement Surgery are:
Osteonecrosis/ avascular necrosis
Previous joint injuries
Other inflammatory joint problems
The following steps are usually recommended for patients to prepare for Joint Replacement Surgery:
It is not only the surgery which is important; one must also follow the required guidelines, prior to the surgery
The surgery is quite complicated; therefore, the patient must be prepared for the procedure both physically and mentally
It is very important to get in shape by shedding those extra kilos as they can put excessive strain on the affected joint after the surgery
Discuss the whole procedure with the Joint Replacement Surgeon including information about possible complications
Start physiotherapy as it will help to reduce the inflammation and swelling, making it easier for the doctors to perform the surgery
Take all the medicine prescribed by the doctor as this helps to negate the possibility of infection during or after the surgery
Since the surgery involves loss of blood, it is better to bank blood beforehand
The important precautionary measures one must consider before the surgery are:
Before the surgery:
Abstain from eating unhealthy food to avoid unnecessary weight gain
Abstain from smoking and drinking as these can hinder the healing procedure later on
Do not take any medication without a prescription
Do not exert to perform activities that can cause pain or discomfort
The important precautionary measures one must consider after the surgery are:
After the surgery:
Avoid lifting heavy objects
Avoid indulging in rigorous physical activities
Do not keep the wound open
Avoid unnecessary movement of the affected joint
Avoid smoking and drinking
Do not take part in sports without consulting your doctor
Dr. Bhushan Nariani
Dr. Shivam Tiwari