Post Operative joint replacements

Arthritic or damaged bones surfaces are removed and resurfaced with an artificial joint know as prosthesis. Knee and hip replacements are most common, but joint replacement can be performed on other joint such as the shoulder, elbow, etc.


When complete joint is damaged with degenerated cartilage all over then it becomes difficult for the patient to continue day to day activities of life. So total joint replacement to be considered if other options like medication, physiotherapy etc will not relieve pain and disability in such condition. The goal is to relieve the pain in the joint caused by the damage done to the cartilage. Total joint replacement which is also called as Arthroplasty is one of the most successful and innovative surgery of 19th Century.


Physiotherapy:

Individuals who have undergone joint replacement, experienced a musculoskeletal injury, sustained bone trauma or have been diagnosed with a degenerative joint disease often have limited function and mobility, pain and other complications .In general physiotherapy program is neither strenuous nor painful. Few simple actions of exercises are taught to the patients by physiotherapist. They have been also taught proper gait training with the use of walker and crutches or canes.

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