Joint Replacement Surgeries is the replacement of a damaged and nonfunctional joint with a new artificial one to enable the patient to lead normal life. There are millions of people across the world who have benefitted from Joint Replacement Surgeries after failing to get any result from medicines or alternate therapies. This article covers the common queries and doubts regarding the surgery.
I have joint Pain. Do I Need Joint Replacement Surgery?
The answer to this question depends on the actual condition of your joint and also the kind of treatments you have taken in the past. If you have a non functional joint that is for example, if your knee joint is not mobile and is causing difficulty in walking and other daily activities, you will be suggested to take a replacement surgery not before you try the medicines. In the condition where medicines and alternatives like physiotherapy fails to provide long term relief, your doctor will tell you that you are left with no other option but the surgery.
Will it be painful? Like Many other surgeries, in today’s time, this surgery is also sans pain. Anesthesia will be administered to you before the surgery is conducted. A normal joint replacement surgery takes about 2 hours following which the patient will be advised to take rest for the day. He can begin daily activities like walking and going to work slowly without taking much stress. There is almost no pain involved in these surgeries.
Is it a Permanent solution to my joint pain?
A replaced joint will function without complaints for as long as ten to 15 years. So, elderly people taking this surgery are usually satisfied with the results. But young people may have to take another surgery or medication after a decade. But more or less such surgeries are satisfactory in the long run. At Cocoona Hospital, Dr. Sanjay Parashar and his team take the right measures to ensure that the mobility and functioning of the joint is restored. There is Pre and Post surgery counseling is offered regarding nutrition and lifestyle.
How can I prepare for the Surgery from my side?
You can help the surgery to be successful by following the instruction of the doctor. Eating and exercising right will benefit you. The most important way a patient can cooperate with the doctor is by being stress free and having faith in the surgeon. Clear all your doubts and fears about the procedure in advance. You can talk to a patient who has already gone through this surgery. This will help to understand the process better. Also enquire about the doctor and hospital in order to strengthen your trust.
What are the chances of the surgery being unsuccessful?
In Such surgeries, there are very few chances of failure unless it has been done on a joint which is not suitable. With proper tests and examination, it is confirmed that the joint is suitable for the procedure. Unless there is failure in confirming this, your surgery is very much likely to be successful.
What precautions should I take after surgery?
The precautions and measures will wary from patient to patient. Following the surgery, you will be given elaborate guidelines for the recuperation stage.