Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is also known as arthroplasty. It is an important surgical procedure to reduce pain and swelling, improve mobility, and enhance the overall quality of life. The need for joint replacement increases as the person ages. Almost 90% of the patients undergoing joint replacement survive for about 10-15 years.

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  • Primary and Revision Knee Replacement (Total and Partial): The primary knee replacement surgery involves replacing the worn, damaged, or diseased knee joint with an artificial joint. If only one part of the knee is replaced, the surgery is known as a partial knee replacement. Replacing the complete knee joint with an artificial joint is known as total knee replacement. The aim of the knee replacement surgery is to reduce pain and improve mobility. In case there is a failure of the primary knee replacement, the doctor may recommend the patient to undergo revision surgery.
  • Primary and Revision Hip Replacement (Total and Partial): It involves replacing the hip joint with artificial joint. The goal of the procedure is to reduce pain, allow patients to perform daily activities, and improve overall quality of life. A total hip replacement involves replacing both ball and socket joint. Partial hip replacement involves replacing only the ball or head of the femur.
  • Ankle Replacement: It involves replacing the ankle joint with an artificial implant. The goal of the procedure is to reduce pain and swelling in the ankles and improve mobility. The damage to the ankle joint may be due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Elbow Replacement: In this procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged part of the elbow joint and replaces it with metal and plastic implants. The aim of this procedure is to improve motion and reduce pain. The elbow joint may get damaged due to arthritis, fracture and tumor.
  • Shoulder Replacement: In the shoulder replacement procedure, the damaged or diseased part of the shoulder joint is replaced with the artificial components called prosthesis. The causes of shoulder damage include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tear arthropathy, avascular necrosis, post-traumatic arthritis, and severe fractures.


Some of the do’s and don’ts after joint replacement surgery are:

  • Physiotherapy is important for a speedy recovery
  • Take healthy diet
  • Avoid bending down to pick objects while sitting
  • The knees should always be below hip level when seated
  • Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking
  • Avoid activities, such as running, skipping, and jumping

Surgery is considered a last option. Before advising the patients for a joint replacement surgery, the doctor recommends various non-invasive treatment options to improve the symptoms. Some of these measures are:

  • Weight loss (in the case of knee and hip pain)
  • Physical therapy
  • Analgesic and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Steroid injections
  • Acupuncture

The patients may choose to undergo replacement of both knees in a single surgery or may also opt for bilateral staged knee replacement , in which the knee replacement surgeries are a few months apart. The advantages of simultaneous knee replacement include a single hospital stay and a rehabilitation period for the recovery of both knees.