Skills of A Surgeon and The Best Available Technology Comes together to take Away Suffering of Arthritic Patients…. Bone & Joint 360 Dr Santosh Shetty Joint Replacement Surgeon
Patients suffering from Knee Pain is increasing over the years.
These are attributed partly to our Lifestyles & the ageing population but off late incidence of Arthritis is also increasing in Young Active Adults. Arthritis can affect any Joints but is more common in Knee Joint followed by Hip Joint.
Patients Tend to try many Modalities like Braces, KneeCaps, Medicine, Injection,
Physiotherapy, Massages, Accupunture, Alternative and Herbal Medicines, Ayurveda and Naturopathy but none of these have been known to give a long term result and at the best can end up giving temporary relief.
Surgery on the other had which is not easily & routinely accepted by our patients is actually the only option known to give long term results. Surgery Known as Total Knee Replacement is also a permanent solution for prolonged Knee pain.
Arthritis is more common in Woman then Men and most of the pts undergoing a Surgery for Knee pain is above 60 but incidences of Arthritis in the Young Active group has also been increasing of late and is now seen as early as in their forties.
Patients who are bedridden using wheelchair, walker or stick, having Deformities around the leg and dependence on prolonged pain killers are the ones who should consider Knee Replacement Surgery.
Surgical option available is Partial Knee Resurfacing which is done if only one compartment of the knee is damaged but if all the compartments are damaged then the patients require Total Knee Replacement.
Advances in Technology and awareness along with Patients Education over the period of time of has increased the number of pts undergoing this Surgery.
Global Standards set for Joint Replacement Centre is an Operating Theater with Advanced Air Flow System and Temperature Management System know as Modular Seamless OT with Hepa Filters with Stringent Aseptic Management Protocols which helps in reducing the Rate of Infections after a Surgery.
Barrier System known as Body Exhaust Systems or Suits and Helmets are used to reduce the Risk of Infections to a Patient.
Best Pain Management Techniques and Drug Delivery System along with the Best Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Team can help in Faster recovery that is walking after four hours of Surgery and climbing staircase and walking comfortably before Discharge in Three days
Advances in Technology has led to tools like Computer Navigation System, Patient Specific Instrumentation, Disposable Battery operated Navigation System and Robotic Navigation to improve the Alignment of the Components which eventually lead to better overall Alignment of the Limb and placement of the components leading to Early Speedy Recovery and Long Term Survivorship of the Implant due to the perfections achieved during such Surgeries.
Hitech Operation Theatre & Navigation System for Precise Alignment in Joint Replacement Surgeries
Advances in Training and Skill sets of a Surgeon have led to Different Approaches used while doing the Surgery like Minimal Invasive Surgeries ( Smaller Incision), Muscle Sparing Techniques (No need to cut the muscles Mini Midvastus, Midvastus and Subvastus), Cruciate Retaining Knee Replacement ( No need to cut the Ligaments), Bone Preservation Techniques ( Cutting and removing minimal bone) all leading to a faster surgery thus less of time of Patients in the operation theatre, less of blood loss leading to no or minimal blood transfusion , less of post op pain leading to a faster recovery, less of Medicines and Early Discharge from Hospital which finally helps bringing down the Cost of such Surgeries.
Advances in Materials Used for Making the Implants have led to increased Survivorship of the components.
Traditionally and most commonly for past around 50 yrs Cobalt Chromium Implants are being used which has a Survivorship of around 15 to 20yrs.
Special Coated Knee Surface known as Oxinium Verilast Implant is also being used successfully in Young Knee pts for past around 14 years which is known to reduce Metal Allergy and to be having a Survivorship of 30 years.
Oxinium Knee Replacement in Mumbai
Recently last Month a New Implant has been launched in India made of Titanium Niobium Nitride which gives the Knee Implant a Golden Appearance and is popularly known as Gold Knee. This Implant reduces the risk of Metal Allergy has better and low friction articulation which gives a better range of movements and least wear rate which increases the Survivorship of the Joint and may last in an elderly patients for their lifetime and in a Young Active patients can last for around 30 years.
Best Results and Better Long Term outcomes can be Achieved by Utilizing the Best Infrastructure, Best Equipments, Best Implants, Best Physiotherapy team, Best Trained Surgical Team as per the Latest Global Trends by a Skillfull Surgeon for Taking Away Pain of Arthritis from the patients Life and Bringing Smile on a patients face.
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