As a natural response to the pandemic of COVID-19, some people have had to postpone their joint surgeries.
Delaying the treatment for joint problems has had an adverse impact on the patients’ pain, movement, social interaction, and general well-being.
Dealing with Physical discomfort combined with situational stress is proving challenging for them. Just as people are concerned about patient safety, Eva’s orthopedic center and hospital have you rest assured that they are taking extreme measures for patients’ safety.
We are COVID-19 ready, specifically because they think that health and happiness go hand in hand. The earlier one is on the feet again, the better life becomes.
In case you have canceled your joint replacement procedure, you must reschedule it as early as possible. Many who have developed issues with their hip, knee, elbow, or spine, etc. during the lockdown must consult too.
Joint Replacement Is Completely Safe at Eva
We have been following government guidelines at Eva Hospital for joint replacement, ever since the COVID-19 outbreak. Though the virus may stay for some time, the spate has plateaued.
The doctors, health staff, and hospital administration have gone to lengths to keep patients undergoing the procedures they desire under the utmost safety.
The surgeons take utmost care so that patients feel safe during treatment and are discharged as early as possible. Caution is taken prior to the surgery so that minimum rehabilitation is required to post the replacement procedure.
For consultation and surgeries, assume the precautionary measures being followed:
- Modified security protocols based on health Ministry guidelines
- Paramedics and patients wear full PPE
- Stringent hygiene and cleaning protocols for constant sterilization
- Patients are requested to visit the clinic alone unless a companion is essential. The loved ones can wait in the car and come inside when essential.
Why Arthritis Patients Should Not Postpone Treatment
If you are inflicted by joint pains, postponing the joint replacement surgery can deteriorate your health, according to senior orthopedics. If there is one lesson that we all have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the importance of being fit.
People who have a prevailing condition of age-old arthritis, have difficulty walking, standing up, and general movement.
Lack of movement leads to weight gain, hypertension, and diabetes. These diseases further debilitate the joints, causing a condition called osteoporosis. This confounds the entire condition of the patient as he is now having weak joints as well as weak bones and muscles.
The weakening of bones results in instability and patients tend to fall while walking. There are reports of a rise in the number of cases where the patients come with fractures of the hip or legs.
So, if someone has difficulty in walking, they should start their treatment at the earliest, either with medication or arthroplasty.
It Is a Myth That Hospitals Are Hot Spots for Covid-19
It is the biggest myth. If hospitals were hot spots, the entire health care fraternity would have been infected by now. Though the coronavirus epidemic is not yet over, the occurrences in the province of Ludhiana have diminished a lot and the cases are going downer.
Corona is everywhere, but hospitals are the safest places because most precautions are being taken there. People are catching infections where they are letting their guards down- in marketplaces and grocery shops.
Longer-Lasting Synthetic Joints with Technology Advancement
Joint arthritis is accompanied by degradation of cartilage and deformation of the joint. A complete joint replacement or reconstruction is the best option to relieve the patient from persistent pain.
The artificial joints used in arthroplasty and the technology of their manufacture are continuously being enhanced. Now there are new designs & methods for their incorporation with human tissues.
Concurrently, improvement in traditional designs and technologies has almost reached the top.
At the moment, an artificial joint’s life is very high and expectancy usually equals that of the patient. There is rarely a requirement for a second surgery.