Can Joint Replacement Keep the Elderly Active For Longer?

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These days joint replacement surgery is quite common place especially among the elderly. The surgery makes the joint movements easier by reducing the pain and stiffness in them. The leading cause of these symptoms which calls for joint replacement is arthritis. Arthritis is an auto immune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the connective tissues in the body causing:

  • pain
  • swelling
  • stiffness

This disease when ignored may cause permanent problems and damage to the afflicted tissues and joints.

In the surgical process of joint replacement the joint damaged by arthritis is either resurfaced or replaced. This replacement material that is employed consists of:

  • titanium
  • cobalt chrome
  • stainless steel
  • ceramic material
  • polyethylene (plastic).

The artificial joints however are made up of:

  • metal
  • plastics.

The team of experienced orthopedicians at Amandeep Hospitals are working tirelessly to make the lives of the elderly people easier and fulfilling with joint replacement procedures and help them walk in to a life of happiness. Diseases and health issues like high blood pressure, obesity, thyroid imbalance, afflictions related to heart, clotting of blood, weakness etc are some of the most common ones among the elderly.

There may be risks associated with the surgery depending on the health condition of the patient and the kind of treatment they are going through prior to the surgery. Our specialized team of doctors ensures that each of these health issues are looked into with care and the required medication is prescribed to prepare them for the surgery. With an illustrious experience in the field and hundreds of successful surgeries, our doctors have always come out with great results for even the most complicated cases. The doctors and our support staff goes through all your health conditions with a fine tooth comb to make sure that they do not miss out on any details of your existing condition.

Our team of doctors would help you before, during and after the surgery to ensure that you are totally at ease and satisfied at every stage with the whole process that you would go through. We encourage our patients to ask as many questions as they can think of and our doctors and technicians are adept at answering all your questions with great patience to ensure that you are at ease and fully aware of everything. This is even more so in case of the elderly people, so that they are relaxed and well informed at all times.

A surgery is recommended only in cases when it is absolutely the only solution. In case the team feels that the problems with the joints may be taken care of by physiotherapy, we offer these services instead of opting for a more invasive process. Joint replacement may only be suggested in cases where it is the only option and the patient’s body can take the strain of the procedure.

After the surgery, the patients may easily resume walking in most cases but there are rare cases where the surgery isn’t 100% successful especially in case of the elderly. However, rest assured that the surgery would only be conducted by a highly qualified team of professionals with a team of emergency care professionals to back them up in case of accidental situations.

A testimonial from one of our patients Mr. Rakesh Malhotra only goes on to prove the impact this procedure at Amandeep Hospital has on its patients. He goes on to say, “I am completely satisfied with the joint replacement surgery at Amandeep Hospital. They changed my life as I can walk comfortably today without the fear of falling or pain.

This surgery helped me so much that I feel I can walk for 10 more years comfortably. All of my worries and problems were addressed with concern and care. They helped me after the surgery with the exercises that I needed to do to keep my joints working and healthy. I highly recommend this surgery if you are suffering from joint pain, it’s safe!”

We, at Amandeep Hospital strongly recommend this procedure and YES!!! It can keep you active for many years to come. This procedure will give you the confidence of youth as it helps you walk anywhere with ease. Initially, there might be some issues, but in the long term, this is a highly effective solution for all your joint problems.

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