What are the most common types of Joint Replacement Surgeries?

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What are the most common types of Joint Replacement Surgeries?

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Joint Replacement is the best treatment option for patients suffering from extreme pain due to arthritis, enabling them to return to normal function and restore the quality of life. While there are several types of Joint Replacement Surgery that target specific areas of concern, each patient is recommended an appropriate treatment for their specific condition. Depending on your requirements and diagnosis, the doctor conducts the best surgery to let you live the life you’ve always wanted to.

Types of Joint Replacement Surgery

There are a number of Joint Replacement types, based on the location and severity of each patient’s condition.

  1. Hip Resurfacing or Partial Hip Replacement
    This is mainly conducted when the cause of pain is trauma resulting from an injury to the hip. Only the damaged part of the hip joint is replaced, which is most often the ball like the head of the thighbone, also called the femoral head. Since arthritis is a degenerative disease that slowly progresses, Partial Hip Replacement is not advised as a treatment to arthritis patients.
  2. Knee Resurfacing or Partial Knee Replacement
    A much less invasive procedure, as compared to Total Knee Replacement, Knee Resurfacing only replaces the damaged part of the knee joint, resulting in alleviation of pain. During a Partial Hip Replacement, there is no damage to the knee cap, allowing patients to experience an increase in range of motion and decrease in pain.
  3. Revision Hip Replacement
    When a Hip Replacement surgery fails, or after wear and tear of the hip implant, patients may feel their condition worsening, and experience pain and discomfort. In this case, the doctor may recommend that you undergo a second surgery to replace some or all the parts of the Hip Replacement. This is more complex than primary surgery and requires specialized tools.
  4. Revision Knee Replacement
    Conducted after a failed Joint Replacement or after the knee implant has experienced immense wear and tear due to activity or age, a Revision Knee Replacement is a second surgery that treats any pain experienced by the patient. Either some or all the parts of the previous Knee Replacement surgery are replaced, in a complex procedure.
  5. Total Hip Replacement
    Due to severe damage or arthritis in the hip joint, Hip Replacement surgery can provide relief and alleviate pain, allowing for a greater range of motion. During a Total Hip Replacement surgery, the ball and socket are removed and replaced with an artificial ball and implant. This prevents the bones from rubbing against each other, alleviating pain.
  6. Total Knee Replacement
    Arthritis or grave injury can cause immense pain in the bone joint, which affects normal daily function in severe cases. A Total Knee Replacement surgery involves replacing the knee joint with a prosthesis, which treats pain and increases movement.

The expertise of the doctor and quality of technology and materials matter, just as much as recommending the appropriate surgery. Hence, it is essential to visit an expert for Joint Replacement. Bone and Joint 360 has delivered consistent healthcare to patients from across the globe. Dr. Santosh Shetty is among the foremost, highly-skilled Joint Replacement Surgeons, renowned for his expertise in the industry. He seamlessly blends cutting-edge technology with advanced techniques, for flawless Joint Replacement surgeries that harness success at every step. With an accurate diagnosis and superior treatments, we enhance each patient’s quality of life. Book an appointment with our team for world-class treatments.

Dr. Santosh Shetty
Dr. Santosh Shetty
Specialist in Joint Replacement and Trauma Surgery with more than 15 years of experience.
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