Desun Update : July 2016 - FACTS ABOUT DESUN's SUCCESS IN JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Joint replacement is now-a-days one of the commonly performed orthopaedic operations. The most common reason for joint replacement is Osteoarthritis (OA).
Arthritis is a general term covering numerous conditions where the joint surface (cartilage) wears out. This surface can wear out for a number of reasons, often the definite cause is not known. When the articular cartilage wears out, the bone ends rub on one another and cause pain. There are numerous conditions that can cause arthritis and often the exact cause is never known. In general, but not always, it affects people as they get older (Osteoarthritis).
Other causes of cartilage destruction
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Seronegative arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is made on history, physical examination & X-rays. There is no blood test to diagnose Osteoarthritis (wear & tear arthritis).
Major Clinical Indications for Joint Replacement:
Activity aggravates the pain while rest relieves it. Pain during the night is particularly distressing to patients and an important surgical indication.
Walking and particularly climbing the stairs become difficult, with start up pain a particular feature.
There are certain patient subgroups in which joint stiffness without pain is an indication for surgery.
While most hip & knee replacements are performed in patients between 60 and 80 years of age, older or younger age is not a contraindication to surgery.
- Reduced joint pain
- Increased mobility and movement
- Correction of deformity
- Improved quality of life, ability to return to normal activities
Good To Great
How DESUN’s Ortho-Care Team delivers stunning clinical outcomes!
Constantly implementing techniques based on latest global standards has transformed DESUN Hospital Services from Good to Great !
IN THIS ISSUE WE WILL ELABORATE ON : International Protocols followed by desun for joint Replacement surgery
DESUN's SPECIAL ADVANTAGES FOR HIGH SUCCESS RATE IN JOINT REPLACEMENT
Surgical Operation Theatres
Drastically reduces chances of OT infection and is therefore safer for patients in terms of secondary infections as compare to operating in conventional OT.
Laminar air flow
In our STEEL OTs we use special Laminar Air Flow and HEPA filter for controlling Infections.
High-end anesthesia workstation
It is user-friendly and has high precision with utmost care as per the international quality standards.
Special post-op care by DESUN’s dedicated Ortho-Care Team:
DESUN has formed a special Ortho-Care Team to monitor, supervise & for the purpose of giving proper post-op care.
Management of patients after joint replacement at DESUN
- Post-operatively, early movement of the joint within the first 24 hours is encouraged with good analgesia to reduce pain
- Physiotherapy: Exercises are taught on day-to-day basis
- Cryotherapy or ice compression: It may be used to reduce swelling
Early discharge is encouraged, but only if
- Wound healing is satisfactory
- Mobility is satisfactory
- Reasonable degree of movement achieved
- No complications have been identified
Wound care Procedure
- Identification of complications
- Review of thromboembolism prophylaxis
- Review for return to normal activities
Thus, DESUN has become a preferred choice of patients for Joint Replacements owing to high success rate and comfort of treatment.