Total joint replacement

Total joint replacement is an operation to replace some parts of a joint or completely replace it with biologically compatible prostheses that have a natural shape. This method is used when conservative treatment in the form of physiotherapy, drug therapy, exercise therapy does not bring results.

What are the indications for joint replacement?

Indications for total joint replacement may include diseases and injuries such as:

  • arthrosis,
  • osteoarthritis,
  • arthritis,
  • joint dysplasia,
  • femoral neck fracture,
  • aseptic necrosis of the femoral head,
  • acetabulum injury,
  • ankylosing spondylitis,
  • intra-articular fractures.

Symptoms of severe degenerative joint changes that may indicate the need for joint replacement include:

  • constant pain
  • modification of the joint
  • chronic inflammation,
  • constant swelling,
  • difficulties in movement,
  • inability to move the joint fully.

What types of joint replacement are performed in Dnipro?

There are two types of joint replacement:

  • Unicondylar joint replacement: during this operation, certain affected elements are replaced with a prosthesis.
  • Total joint replacement: the most common type of joint replacement surgery, in which the entire joint is replaced.

Total joint replacement of the hip and knee joints are performed the most often.

Advantages of total joint replacement:

  • relief from pain,
  • resumption of physical activity,
  • preservation of the natural connective apparatus,
  • minimally invasive, giving good results and quick rehabilitation,
  • long service life of the joint.

What are the contraindications for joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery cannot be performed if a patient has the following diseases:

  • cardiovascular diseases,
  • respiratory tract diseases,
  • intra-articular infections,
  • allergy to implant materials,
  • thromboembolism and thrombophlebitis,
  • liver failure,
  • overweight,
  • purulent inflammations,
  • psychoneurological diseases.

An orthopedic surgeon will tell you more about the possibility of endoprosthetics, contraindications and risks for various chronic diseases during your consultation.

How is joint replacement surgery performed at N1 Clinic?

The preliminary stage of total joint replacement is a mandatory consultation with an orthopedic doctor, where he will examine you, find out your medical history and complaints. Sometimes surgery can be delayed using conservative treatment, even if MRI results indicate the need for joint replacement.

If an orthopedic doctor confirms the indication for total joint replacement, he will tell you all the features of preparing for the operation and its implementation, explain the difference between prostheses and select the right option for you.

A joint replacement operation is performed in a surgical hospital, where all the necessary modern equipment is available. The operation is performed under general anesthesia and lasts up to 1.5 hours. During this time, the orthopedic doctor makes a small incision in the joint area, removes the damaged parts and installs a prosthesis.

What is the period and process of rehabilitation after a surgery?

Through surgery and subsequent rehabilitation, the function of the lost joint can be completely restored.

When the anesthesia wears off, the rehabilitator will begin the first stage of recovery: lymphatic drainage massage, various physical and functional procedures, exercises on exercise machines.

Patients often worry that they will be forced to stay in bed for more than a month, but this is not true. A rehabilitator helps you get back on your feet for the first time after surgery within 2-4 hours. The patient moves independently with the help of a walker for the first 2-3 days, and then with the help of crutches for the next 1-2 months. Full recovery occurs after six months.

After 5-7 days the patient leaves the hospital.

What is the cost of joint replacement surgery in Dnipro?

The cost of joint replacement depends on the choice of prosthesis. It is selected individually with the doctor, based on the condition of the patient’s body and anatomical features.

The joint replacement service package at N1 Clinic includes:

  • full medical support,
  • constant monitoring of the patient’s preoperative and postoperative condition with the necessary laboratory tests,
  • surgical treatment,
  • high-quality anesthesia,
  • all necessary medications,
  • 7 days in hospital,
  • 3 meals a day,
  • early postoperative rehabilitation,
  • guarantee for the operation performed.

What are the advantages of having joint surgery at N1 Clinic in Dnipro?

This is why you should choose N1 Clinic for total joint replacement:

  • qualified specialists in the field of orthopedics with a European level of education,
  • modern equipment for diagnostics, treatment and operations,
  • full medical support according to an individual plan,
  • comfortable conditions of hospital stay,
  • early rehabilitation,
  • responsibility for the result.

Come for a consultation at N1 Clinic to ask all your questions about total joint replacement to a specialist and return the joy of free movement to your life.