Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement

Joint Replacement is a surgical treatment/procedure that involves joints that are either affected by arthritic diseases, or damaged due to trauma. The defective joints are surgically replaced with metal, plastic, or ceramic joints called as a prosthesis. These joint devices are designed to replicate the movement and function of the original joints in the human body. After the surgery, exercises and physiotherapy sessions are done with which these supplementary joints function as naturally as normal joints do.

The Anatomy of Joints

What is a joint?

A joint is a point where two or more bones meet and connect with each other. There are many, and different types of joints in the human body. Some joints are Hinge Joints like the Elbow or Knee Joint; others are Ball and Socket Joints like the Shoulder and Hip Joints.

When do people choose a joint replacement surgery?

Several conditions can cause joint pains. The most common reason is arthritis in older people, which leads to patients considering a joint replacement surgery. In other cases, joint pains also occur due to damage caused to the articular cartilage, which lines the ends of the bones. This could be a result of arthritis, fractures, or any other health condition.

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure that involves joints that are either affected by arthritic diseases, or trauma damages. The defective joints are surgically replaced with metal, plastic, or ceramic joints called as prosthesis. These joint devices are designed to replicate the movement and function of the original joints in the human body. After the surgery, exercises and physiotherapy sessions are done with which these supplementary joints function as naturally as normal joints do.