Questions To Ask A Doctor Before Joint Replacement Surgery
In this fast-paced life, you need to be on the move to keep yourself in the race. To do that, you need your joints to be in top shape.
Now, either because of age, or because of other factors, your joints might become problematic. Once the problem becomes unbearable, you realise that home remedies and letting it get fixed on its own don’t really work. That’s when you think of visiting a doctor.
While most doctors try to arrest and fix the problem by recommending medications and exercise, sometimes, they have to suggest a replacement. Imagine having a brand new joint! It might sound least exciting and more worrying. So, here are a few questions that you could ask your doctor to help you understand the procedure and be prepared for it.
Is Joint Replacement Surgery safe?
This probably the most asked question when it comes to joint replacement surgery. Not many people are exposed to the advancements of technology in the field of medicine. Combined with the expertise of the doctor, both of which we at Sunshine Hospitals have in abundance, the joint replacement surgery is one of the safest and most common procedures done. Almost all joint replacement surgeries done have a 100% success rate.
How long with the replaced joint last?
Another important question is about how long with the new replacement joint last. Well the answer to that question is a knee or a hip implant lasts for 10 to 15 years. However, it may vary according to the patient and his or her daily activities.
What are the risks of a joint replacement surgery?
This is something every patient needs to know. When it comes to the risks of a joint replacement surgery, there is less than 1% risk of infection or a blood clot. It is always better you speak to our doctors to know about the risks in detail.
How long does joint replacement surgery take?
Depending on the complexity of the surgery, a joint replacement surgery takes between one to three hours.
How much pain is experienced after the surgery?
When it comes to pain, post the surgery, most patients experience mild discomfort due to the addition of the new implanted bone joint. Even if there is pain, it all usually goes away within two weeks after the surgery.
When can you return to daily activities and work?
Traditionally, it takes between 4-6 weeks before you can resume daily activities. However, depending on your surgery and recovery process, the time may be less or more.
Joint Replacement Surgeries are one of the most effective surgeries performed by our Orthopedic surgeons at Sunshine Hospitals. If you feel that your joints are slowly giving up on you or you are not able to move your joints as you once could, visit us or book an appointment with us so that our Orthopedic team of doctors can help you understand and get you back on your feet once again.
About The Doctor:Dr A.B Suhas Masilamani is one of the surgeons who has trained in USA and has come to work in India, He finished his MBBS and MS Orthopaedic training from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. He then went on to clear his DNB Orthopaedics, pursuing fellowship training in United States later. His first fellowship was in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Montefiore Medical Centre, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York, USA. This was followed by a second fellowship in Adult Hip and knee joint replacement Surgery at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.
He is one of the very few surgeons from the city to become a member of American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He is also a member of American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons (AAOS) and International Congress for Joint Replacement (ICJR).
About Sunshine Hospitals:
A Multi Super Speciality Institution, 500 bedded Sunshine Hospitals (Paradise Circle, Secunderabad) is promoted by globally reputed Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr. AV Gurava Reddy (Orthopedic Doctor) and like-minded associates who share the objective of making world-standard healthcare available, affordable and accessible to the common man. Sunshine has now become one of the best hospitals for many treatments including Orthopedic, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Trauma and Neurology.