Joint Replacement Surgeon in Pune

At Apollo Spectra, we have best joint replacement surgeon in Pune. our doctors are experienced in the most advanced minimally invasive techniques. Joint replacement surgery is the removal or replacement of a damaged part of the joint with a new, artificial part. The most operated parts that are removed and replaced are hips and knees. However, other parts can be operated too; they involve fingers, shoulders, elbows and so on. Joint replacement surgery can help one by helping them in moving better, reducing the stiffness of the joints, reducing the pain and feeling better. Joints may be damaged because of various reasons such as arthritis, accident, joint may get hurt due to some exercise, because of age the joints may become weak or some diseases can make the joints damaged over years. Your joint replacement surgeon in Pune can recommend some treatments initially to see if the condition improves. He may recommend exercises, walking, physical therapies and medications. When all forms of treatments have stopped responding and the pain has started becoming worse with each passing day, the joint replacement surgeon in Pune may advise for an X-ray and if he sees damage in the joint, he may advise you to undergo a joint replacement surgery.

How will I know if I need a joint surgery?

Many times other pains in hip or back can be mistaken as joint pain or knee pain. Especially arthritis of the hip can be mistaken as a knee pain. Thus proper diagnosis is very important before proceeding towards joint replacement surgery. Many a time, inflammation in the soft tissues around the knees can cause tendonitis which can again be thought to be arthritis. Generally, only a doctor can distinguish these symptoms and know the actual problem for the pain. Again all kind of arthritis does not end up needing joint replacement surgery. Some arthritis can be treated with exercises, walking and medication. Without looking out for these options the doctor would and should never jump to joint replacement surgeries.

How do I know if I am ready for the surgery?

When the doctor feels that all kind of exercises, walking treatments and medications has stopped improving arthritis or the pain of the patient, then only he will be proceeding towards joint surgery after taking a detailed look in the medical history of the patient. All medical conditions should be clearly consulted with the doctor and you should be well aware of the pros and cons of undergoing the joint replacement surgery. Only and only if the quality of life of the patient is severely affected due to arthritis and the pain has become quite unbearable for him then only the doctor would suggest a joint replacement surgery. Some types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis are generally treated with primary medications and exercises recommended by the doctor.

How can I prevent Joint Replacement Surgery?

If you are already diagnosed to have arthritis there are still some options that can help you in delaying the joint replacement surgery for a long time. You can avoid straining your knees by avoiding excessive walking, doing knee exercises, trying to reduce some weight to lower the burden on your knees. Only if arthritis becomes too much painful and deteriorates the quality of life excessively by making it almost impossible to move by the patient, then a joint replacement surgery might be advised. However, in young people who have arthritis, even the joint replacement surgery is not a permanent treatment. They may require removal of the debris or the dead bone or the cartilage in future to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Results of joint replacement surgery?

The results of joint replacement surgery might be very impressive and give ultimate freedom to the patient. The patient might be now able to move freely or unlimitedly. The amount of freeness in movements generally depends on the amount of physical activities one had before the surgery.
Even after surgery, some patients might be restricted to move freely or get involved in too many physical activities but this may be due to other medical conditions of the patients such as heart disease, high blood pressure and so on and not due to joint replacement surgery. Most of the patients can get involved in swimming, walking, low impact aerobics and exercises for maintaining a healthy lifestyle now onwards. However, few patients might be advised to restrict their physical activities after hip and knee replacement surgeries. This may be due to dislocation of the replaced hip from its normal position. Patients should be made well aware of the risks that follow up if the guidelines suggested by the doctor are not maintained. Educating the patient about the risks, let them know about the precautions can avoid such risks and help the patient is experiencing a better quality of life.