Normal joints have “articular cartilage,” and are coated with synovial fluid which allows them to move smoothly. When this cartilage erodes or is damaged due to disease, trauma, or age, or the fluid is reduced, joints become stiff and painful. This condition with symptoms such as pain and stiffness, is called arthritis.
Your doctor will first suggest non-surgical treatments to reduce pain and help you move better, often with the use of walking aids, exercise, or medications. If these do not work, the joint may be too compromised to be resolved with any other treatment, and surgery becomes necessary.
Who should have knee replacement surgery?
Knee joint replacement may be recommended for:
- Knee pain that limits or prevents activities of importance to the patient
- Arthritis of the knee
- Decreased knee function caused by arthritis
- Inability to sleep through the night because of knee pain
- Some tumors involving the knee
- Knee pain that has failed to respond to conservative therapy (including medication, injections, and physical therapy)
Knees are the most commonly replaced joint in the human body, with an estimated 700,000+ replacement surgeries performed each year.
In addition, doctors are performing more knee replacements for younger patients than at any other time in the past.
Because of how common knee surgeries are, it is only natural that patients and doctors alike are interested in advances make the procedure less invasive with more comfortable results that last longer.
How much taller can I get?
The total recommended lengthening is 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) in the thigh bone (femur). Lengthening more than 3 inches in one bone is associated with higher complication rates. If desired, another entirely separate lengthening procedure can be performed one year later in the shin bones (tibiae) to gain up to an additional 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) of height.
Stature lengthening is a rapidly developing field of orthopaedic surgery. Currently it is a standard procedure with predictable results, and indications have been extended to include the upper extremities and cosmetic lengthening.
- In medicine, a prosthesis or prosthetic implant is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or a condition present at birth (congenital disorder). Prostheses are intended to restore the normal functions of the missing body part.
- Amputee rehabilitation is primarily coordinated by a physiatrist as part of an inter-disciplinary team consisting of physiatrists, prosthetists, nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
- Today’s artificial limbs can look very natural, and now an innovative processes makes prosthetic hands and legs move more naturally as well.
- proliv hospital is proud to provide undivided care and attention to amputees from across the globe.
- Our team, is committed to providing all our clients with the highest standard of care, with emphasis on the individual needs of each and every client. Our specialist service ensures that all clinical care packages are created to meet those individual requirements; complementing lifestyles and creating turning points in client lives for the better.