Current State of the Art in Arthroplasty

Every year, hundreds of people in Ludhiana undergo Arthroplasty or joint replacement surgery.

At Eva Hospital, state of art in arthroplasty technology has made these implants easier, and faster to recover from. The joints are made from more durable materials and operated with the most advanced tools and techniques.

Let us take a look at the ways in which advancement in medical science is making a difference in the field of total joint replacement operations.

Superior Joint Materials: Art in Arthroplasty

Robust and longer-lasting materials are now being used to fashion the implants used in Arthroplasty.

A contemporary plastic compound called highly cross-linked polyethylene is now being used as a better material that doesn’t oxidize inside the body and has a longer life.

Modern combinations of plastic and ceramic components in implants are also more durable and have lesser may last much longer than previous materials, with fewer side effects.

 

The Increasing Number of Joint Replacements

Nowadays, more and more people in the age group of 45 to 65 years are undergoing arthroplasty.

People want more active lives. Not only knees but other kinds of joint replacement has also increased – shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, and wrists.

At Eva Orthopedic Care Centre, the most advanced techniques, newest methods, and joint materials are applied.

The aim is to achieve pain-free, active, and long-lasting health of joints.

The minimally invasive surgery and non-surgical options can also be discussed to get the best alternative for your bone and joint health.

Kinematically Aligned Total Knee Replacement

With the traditional TKR or knee arthroplasty, a significant number of patients may complain of restricted knee flexibility or having a normal gait.

But, combining the principles of Kinematic Alignment provides a superior outcome and patient satisfaction. KA restores the three kinematic axes of the knees, namely,

  1. Transverse axis in the femur that flexes the tibia,
  2. Transverse axis in the femur that controls patella extension,
  3. Longitudinal axis in the tibia, that rotates it on the femur.

The main principle of the KA method is the rehabilitation of the three axes, the JLOA( joint line orientation angle), as well as the soft tissue. It also improves the walk, and the extent of knee motion(ROM).

 

State of the Art Hip Replacement

Healthy joints and pain-free movement is a prerogative for life.

When your orthopedic surgeon suggests that surgical replacement of your hip joint is the best alternative for being active and pain-free, you are bound to be curious about the state of the art in hip arthroplasty.

In the minimally invasive hip replacement, the damaged ball and socket of the hip are removed and replaced with a synthetic ball & socket joint.

The new implants are attached to your own bones, with a new sliding surface in between. The outcome is a relief from pain and a quick return to a normal and active lifestyle.

Traditional hip arthroplasty involves long incisions. The recovery period is also long. In the latest method of minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, the surgeon uses special instruments to make smaller incisions.

It renders minimum or no damage to the healthy tissue and tendons around the joint. The result is reduced downtime and speedy recovery.

According to Dr. Tanveer Bhutani, another promising surgical technique is biological hip joint replacement, in which the new joint is not made of artificial material, but from donated bone and cartilage.

The current state of the art in hip replacement achieves excellent patient outcomes with minimum rehabilitation.