5 things you should know about Arthroplasty: #1 The Best Orthopedics in Siliguri & North Bengal – Dr. Ujjwal Kejriwal

#1 The Best Orthopedics in Siliguri & North Bengal - Dr. Ujjwal Kejriwal
#1 The Best Orthopedics in Siliguri & North Bengal - Dr. Ujjwal Kejriwal

To begin with, we should get the knowledge of what is Arthroplasty; The reconstruction or replacement of a joint of either hip or knee with the help of surgery is known as Arthroplasty. 

It is an Orthopaedic surgical procedure in which the articular surface of a musculoskeletal joint is replaced, removed or re-aligned with the help of osteotomy or any other procedure.

5 facts that you should know about Arthroplasty are:

  • It is an elective procedure that is conducted to provide relief from pain and restore functions of the joint for the patient after damage by arthritis or some other type of trauma.
  • Various types of arthritis may affect the joints. Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is a loss of the cartilage or cushion in a joint, and is the most common reason for arthroplasty.
  • Arthroplasty may be used when medical treatments no longer effectively relieve joint pain and disability. Some medical treatments that can be used for osteoarthritis that may be used before arthroplasty include are anti-inflammatory medicines, pain medicines, limiting painful activities, assistive devices for walking like a cane, physical therapy, cortisone injections into a knee joint, weight loss for obese people, exercise and conditioning.
  • People who have arthroplasty generally have substantial improvement in their joint pain, ability to perform activities, and quality of life. Most joint surgery involves the hip and the knee, with surgery on the ankle, elbow, shoulder, and fingers being done less often.
  • In recent years the technology has been improved with a porous-coated prosthesis which allows for stronger bonding to the body., but even more notable improvements have derived from the recent explosion in computer assisted design and manufacturing. Using X-rays and other scans of the patient as well as modern 3D printing, personally tailored prosthesis is a reality for more and more individuals. 

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