Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure during which the internal structure of a joint is examined for diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint.
Arthroscopic examination of joints is helpful in diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure employed to replace the damaged joint with artificial implants and is usually performed when the joint is severely damaged by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or avascular necrosis.
Joint replacement is a relatively safe procedure. Dr. Suresh has performed a large number of hip and knee joint replacements with positive results. However as with any surgery, joint replacement can be associated with a few complications. Some of the complications which can occur following a joint replacement surgery include infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels, loosening or instability of artificial components, wound irritation and wear of the artificial components.
This is a condition where the intervertebral disc, the gel-like material between the vertebrae, has begun to wear out due to aging, repetitive stress, smoking, genetics, etc. In most circumstances the cause is multi-factorial, and unless there is compression of the nerves or spinal cord, will not improve with surgery. It is a very common condition and may not even cause symptoms in many people.
The term arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint. The exact cause is never known. In general, it affects people as they get older. Other causes include injury, genetic predisposition, and some high level sports that can lead to joint injury. Arthritis is more common in women than in men.
Recovery from a total hip replacement generally occurs within six weeks. In most cases, however, you will be restricted to using a walker for few weeks after the surgery. You will gradually return to normal activities with no assistive devices at six weeks.
A low back pain is often a common symptom of most of the spinal conditions which may result by a sudden injury to the muscles, ligaments, bones, and nerves in your spine. The common spinal conditions that can cause low back pain are herniated disc, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, kyphosis, muscle strain or spasm and fracture of the spine caused by osteoporosis. Rarely, arthritic conditions of the spine, spine tumor and infections (osteomyelitis, diskitis) can also cause low back pain.
Getting a full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That is where pre-operative exercise, education, and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
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