It is a surgery done to restore the function of a joint. Either the function of the original joint is restored or sometimes an artificial joint can also be used. Different types of arthritis affect the joints. These include osteoarthritis, etc.
The procedure is used when medical treatments are not effective in providing relief from pain and disability. Some medical treatments for osteoarthritis include:
- Anti-inflammatory medicines
- Pain killers
- Limiting pain-inducing activities
- Assistive devices for walking
- Physical therapy, etc.
It is beneficial for patients suffering from debilitating pain, reduced mobility, swelling of joints, etc. However, surgery can involve some risks. They can be bleeding, infection, blood clots in the legs or lungs, loosening of prosthetic parts, etc. Nerves or blood vessels in the area of surgery can be injured. It leads to weakness or numbness. The joint may not be relieved completely and/or function may not return. Other reasons for risk are linked to the patient’s specific medical condition.
For preparing for the surgery, the patient must discuss the procedure with the doctors. They need to sign a consent form to allow doctors to perform the procedure. We have some of the best doctors for arthroplasty surgery in Bangalore. They conduct complete physical exams before the surgery. You must tell the healthcare provider about your allergies if any.
BGS Gleneagles Global hospitals is one of the best hospitals for arthroplasty in Bangalore. The surgery is performed under anesthesia. The doctor will make an incision in the area of the affected joint and remove the damaged parts. The incision is closed using stitches or surgical staples.