Joint Replacement

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Joint Replacement

In simple terms, Knee replacement is a surgical procedure most often performed to relieve the pain and disability and restricted mobility arising out of degenerative arthritis. Major causes of debilitating pain include meniscus tears, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post traumatic, ligament tears, and cartilage defects.

Dr Isaac Institute of Joint Replacement Surgery has been carrying out Knee Replacement Surgeries. Patients at DIIJRS do not go through the traumatic post-op pain thanks to the use of high end technology, the highly rated skills of its surgical team and of course analgesics.

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  • TKR at Dr Isaac Institute

    TKR at Dr Isaac Institute of Joint Replacement Surgery

    • Unicondylar Knee replacement (which requires only a small incision and assures rapid recovery)
    • Hi-flex knees (where the patient can comfortably move and squat normally, which is not possible in conventional knee replacements)
    • Failed or revision joint replacement
    • Infected joint replacement
    • Extra corporeal irradiation and total joint replacement
    • Cement less total hip replacement (less complicated in terms of fixation of prosthesis)
    • Hip Resurfacing / Surface replacement arthroplasty
    • Cement less bipolar / partial hip replacement in elderly with fracture neck femur
    • Revision joint replacement- for people whose earlier replacements have failed
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement

    Revision Total Knee Replacement

    All surgery that involves artificial components has the risks of loosening, wearing out, infection, mal-position, loss of motion, and scar tissue formation. The components can be replaced in case of a failed total knee replacement. Failure may be due to loosening or infection or following a fracture in the periprosthetic region. Loosening is called aseptic if it is due to wear and tear and production of polyethylene debris which in turn causes loosening… Infective loosening will need two staged exchange of prosthesis.

  • Total Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement

    Total hip replacement surgery has been one of the most common and successful procedures in Orthopedic Surgery for treating patients crippled with arthritis of the hip joint.

    Total Hip replacement surgery involves removing the damaged ball and socket of the arthritic hip joint. The top part of the thigh bone (femur head) is either removed and a metal implant fits within the central canal of the femur (conventional total hip replacement) or femoral head is reshaped and a metal cap fits on it (resurfacing total hip replacement). All the cartilage along with some bone is then removed from the socket (acetabulum), and a new socket is fixed in its place. This newly replaced ball and socket joint gives new joint and allow painless movement.

    Total Hip replacement surgery brings dramatic relief in joint pain, correction of deformity and equalization of the limb length. Total Hip Replacement not only improves your quality of life, but also gives you independence by allowing you to return to your routine activities like driving, attending offices, social functions, enjoying holidays, sports like bicycling, swimming, golf, etc.

  • Surface Replacement of the Hip

    Surface Replacement of the Hip

    Touted as the latest advance in replacement surgery, Hip resurfacing has caught the eye of patients and doctors alike. Advantages include a less complex surgery, shorter operative time, lesser patient morbidity and a “more anatomical replacement”. This surgery enables patients to return to a more active lifestyle and is hence useful to younger patients. Patient’s requirements include younger age, good bone stock and expectation of return to an active lifestyle.

    Surface replacement of the hip entails replacing the weight bearing area of the head of the femur and providing a “cap” for it in the acetabulum. A more comprehensive surgery involving removal of the proximal portion of the femur is avoided and this enables the patient to return to normal activities much earlier than with traditional hip replacement surgery.

    Due to the complexity and need for perfect positioning of the implant, special training is required and at present there are only a few centers in India provide this surgery.

  • Computer Navigation Assisted

    Computer Navigation Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

    Dr Isaac Institute of Joint Replacement Surgery (DIIJRS) utilizes Navigation, which is joint replacement surgery, assisted by computer, in performing joint replacement surgery. We are completely prepared in terms of computer software to use this technology for both knee and hip replacement surgeries.

    With the efficiency of this technology and the expertise and experience of our team of doctors, surgery performed with Computer Navigation allows a surgeon to more accurately place the artificial joint.

    Advantages

    • Less pain when compared with traditional joint replacement methods
    • Less incidence of infection
    • The patient is able to walk within 24 hours after surgery
    • Artificial knee and hip joints last longer than usual
    • The patient is able to return home more quickly and will recover in the hospital for no more than three days
    • Less blood loss
    • Quicker Recovery
    • Smaller Incision
    • In knee replacement surgery the patient will be able to move their knee naturally, since the tendons in front and behind the knees as well as the surrounding cartilage are not affected during the procedure
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    Minimal Invasive Subvastus approach

    Dr Isaac Institute of Joint Replacement Surgery (DIIJRS) has offered minimally invasive Subvastus surgery for many patients in south Tamilnadu and Kerala people. Minimally invasive surgery means significantly less pain, fewer side effects, less scarring, a shorter recovery period, and a faster return to normal activities than traditional surgery. It seeks to diminish the problems of traditional extensile exposures aiming for more rapid rehabilitation of patients after surgery. This is a specialization that requires a high degree of planning, customized components and surgical skills.

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