One area that has got enriched and expanded from a recent increase in technology and knowledge. Shoulder surgery can now to a large extent be done through key-hole surgery. Complex conditions such as dislocation shoulder, muscle tears, frozen shoulder can now be done by staying in the hospital for just 1 day. Salvage surgery in the form of reverse shoulder replacement is being done more commonly not to mention shoulder replacement. The use of physiotherapy as a major substitute for surgical intervention has been perfected in our hospital.
Joint replacement surgery is a resurfacing of damaged or worn out the joint surface with the artificial one. A joint is where two or more bones come together. Joints that can be replaced include hip, knee, shoulder, finger, ankle, and elbow.
Joints can be damaged by usual wear and tear processes as in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, injuries, infections or other such causes. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling, One should go for their knee joint replacement surgery if an activity has come down drastically and you have to take pain medicine regularly. The purpose of the surgery is to provide painless mobility for the day today as well as for recreational activities.Joint replacement is usually done for a patient above the age of 60 years. It may be done earlier if the loss of function is significant enough. It is never done in children.
Pain after surgery varies from person to person, and not entirely predictable, but modern medications and improved anesthetic techniques have brought good control of pain and discomfort after surgery.
It is advisable to use elevated seat commode, avoid sitting on the lower seats, jogging, running and fast sports after joint replacement. Moderate speed walking, climbing stairs and swimming are permitted.
Apart from emergencies when patient with an injury or spinal cord affections, spine surgery is a solution for patients whose lumbar (lower back) pain has not responded favorably to conservative treatments, This lower back pain usually occurs during movement and can radiate down •the buttocks to the extremities causing severe leg pain and Immobilization, Tingling, numbness in leg or foot or weakness of toes demands urgent surgery. While physical therapy, NSAID treatment, steroid injections, and chiropractic manipulation may help manage
Recovery from surgery varies from individual to individual and also depends on the surgical procedure, Today’s surgery aims at o shorter hospital stay, quick recovery and early return to work. Most of •the patients are allowed to walk within 24 hours of surgery.
Generally, excessive bending and heavy lifting are not recommended for about 3-6 weeks after the surgery. We encourage a gradual return normal activities over this period, Often, many individuals who have desk type lobs can return to work within 2-3 weeks. We suggest proper rest for about 1-2 months to let •the spine heal. Once the wound heals patients ore advised spinal exercises.
Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disk, a herniated disk most often occurs in your lower back, If it is one of the most common causes of low back pain, as well as leg pain (sciatica).Between 60% and 80% of people will experience low back pain at’ some point in their lives.