Total hip replacement allows you to perform daily activities again

Living with a worn or damaged hip joint can be painful and frustrating. It is possible that you find yourself doing fewer and fewer activities. Over time, even simple activities, such as walking a grocery store or getting up from a chair, can cause pain. However, you do not have to live like that. In many cases, an orthopedic surgeon can replace the hip joint that gives you problems. For most people, having a total hip replacement means returning to the movement without pain.

Indications for total hip replacement

The accepted indications for total hip replacement have changed and expanded over the years. An operation that was rather a salvage procedure for the elderly with low expectations, has evolved and has become the preferred surgery for a wide range of pathological conditions of the hip. The main indication for a Total Hip Prosthesis (THP) remains an advanced stage osteoarthritis. Currently, the population of the United States, which is increasingly older, suffers from an obesity epidemic (recent estimates show that a third of the US population is obese and with a body mass index greater than 30) and the The prevalence of primary osteoarthritis has increased significantly. When non-surgical treatment, such as losing weight, modifying activity amount, helping with cane and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, fail to relieve pain, total hip replacement offers a highly predictable treatment.

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

Historically, inflammatory arthritis, mainly due to rheumatoid disease, has been another common indication for THP. However, since the introduction several decades ago of anti-rheumatic drugs that modify the disease, the prevalence of advanced rheumatic destruction of the hip joint has decreased. Post-traumatic osteoarthritis secondary to fractures and / or dislocation of the acetabulum and proximal femur are still frequent indications for THP.

Osteonecrosis with segmental collapse of the head of the femur is a very frequent indication for total hip replacement. With the widespread use of corticosteroids for multiple medical conditions, the high rate of alcoholism in the general population and the increasing number of HIV patients taking highly active antiretroviral drugs, the incidence of osteonecrosis has increased in the United States and also in many other industrialized countries.

Displaced fractures of the neck of the femur in patients older than 60 years have become another frequent indication for THP. Several large retrospective studies, together with randomized clinical trials, have shown that THP provides a better functional outcome and fewer complications compared to traditional techniques of internal fixation or hemiarthroplasty for displaced fractures of the neck of the femur.

Less frequent indications for a THP are the primary or metastatic tumors of the hip joint and the after-effects of postinfectious arthritis.

Description

Total hip replacement is a surgery that involves replacing the hip joint with artificial elements. The head of the femur is replaced by a component known as the femoral stem, which has a part that is inserted into the medullary canal of the femur and a spherical joint that replaces the head of the femur. The femoral rods are metallic, generally made of biocompatible alloys, which does not generate rejection by the organism in which it is implanted. The acetabular is replaced with an element known as acetabular cup, which is located in the same area where the joint cavity is in the pelvis, screws or cement are used to keep the cavity in place. In general acetabular cups are manufactured with a special type of plastic called polyethylene of utra high molecular weight that provides great strength and allow a smooth gliding surface.

Realistic expectations

An important factor in the decision to undergo hip replacement surgery is to understand what the intervention can and cannot do. Hip replacement surgery allows patients to experience a drastic reduction in hip pain and provides a significant in their ability to perform activities of daily living.

After the surgery, the patient will be able to walk without limit, swim, play golf, drive, ride a bicycle, dance, among others.

With normal use and activity, the material between the head and the cavity of each implant in the hip replacement begins to wear out. Excessive activity or overweight can accelerate this normal wear and tear and make the hip replacement loosen and painful. Therefore, most surgeons do not advise high-impact activities such as running, jogging, jumping or other high-impact sports.

With the proper modification of activities, hip replacements can last for many years.

Prosthesis

Medical science has developed many types of hip prostheses. In general, they can be classified according to the way they are fixed to the patient’s bone and according to the material from which the head of the femur and the acetabular cup are made.

According to the corm form they are attached to the patient’s bone, there are cemented and uncemented prostheses. The cemented prostheses are attached to the patient’s bone by means of acrylic cement. At the time of surgery, it is inserted into polymethyl methacrylate bone cement. This hardens and forms a solid connection between the prosthesis and the femur. Without cement, the solid connection between the prosthesis and the femur depends on osseous ingrowth and osseointegration (as in the case of uncemented prostheses). The potential advantages of cement are the reduction of postoperative pain, since the prosthesis is fixed more firmly in the femur and the rate of long-term revision due to loosening of the prosthesis is reduced.

Depending on the type of material from which the head of the femoral stem and the acetabular cup are made, they can be metal-metal prostheses, if the head and acetabulum are metallic, polyethylene-cerimica, if the acetabulum is made of polyethylene and the head is of ceramic, and ceramica-ceramica, if both components are ceramic.

The decision of which type of prosthesis to use should be taken by the orthopedist specialist in joint replacements according to the characteristics of each patient.

Possible complications of surgery

Infection

Surface infection of the wound or deep infection around the prosthesis may occur. It could presented as a nosocomial infection (acquired in the hospital) or after medical discharge. It could happen even years later.

Minor wound infections are usually treated with antibiotics. More severe and deeper infections may require surgery to remove the prosthesis. Any infection in your body can spread to the replacement of your joint.

Blood clots

Blood clots in the veins of the leg or pelvis are the most common complication of hip replacement surgery. These clots can be life-threatening if they are released and travel to your lungs. Your orthopedic surgeon will design a prevention program that may include anticoagulant medications, supportive socks, inflatable leg covers, ankle exercises and early mobilization.

Dislocation

This occurs when the head comes out of the cavity. The risk of dislocation is greater in the first months after surgery while the tissues are healing. Dislocation is rare. If the head comes out of the cavity, a closed reduction can usually reposition it in place without the need for further surgery. In situations where the hip remains dislocated, additional surgery may be necessary.

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For GPC Medical, the priority is your health and quality of your life

Orthopedic implants are the devices that are surgically inserted into the body and are intended to reinstate function by restoring or strengthening a damaged structure. Global Orthopedic Implants Market is booming internationally. The orthopedics market covers a wide range of medical devices, from bone cement and surgical power tools to joint replacement implants and prosthetic limbs, all of which aim to provide patients with increased mobility. Driven largely by the aging population and patients’ desire to maintain an active lifestyle, the global orthopedics market was valued at $52.7B in 2017. GlobalData expects this market will grow to $66.3B in 2023 at a steady Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.9%.

GPC Orthopedic Implants & Instruments are globally reputed for their high quality, precision and durability. Our Orthopedic Surgery Instruments & Implants, in large quantities are regularly exported to many different countries including those in Europe. Meeting customized requirements of Orthopedic Surgery Instruments and Implants is our specialty. Most of our Orthopaedic Implants including spinal system, intramedullary interlocking nail, locking/non-locking bone plates & screws are US FDA 510(K) approved. GPC is the only Indian Company so far to have achieved this distinction in the field of Orthopaedic/Medical Equipment.

Our wide range of Orthopaedic Implants & Surgical Equipment includes Bone Screws, Plates, Intramedullary Nails, Maxillofacial Implants, Knee Implants, Hip Prosthesis, Spinal Implant System, Locking Plate System, External Fixators, Power Tools, General Orthopedic Instruments, Instruments Sets, Surgical Drills, Arthroscopy Instrumentation, etc. etc.

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Scope of orthopedic Implants

GPC Medical Orthopedic Implants occupy a lion’s share in the international orthopedic implant market. Orthopedic implants are associated with the musculoskeletal system. For instance, to treat a backache orthopedic implants such as bone plates or bone screws are utilized in spinal fusion surgery. Fixation of damaged bone fragments as well as implant components is used for hip, knee and any other joint replacement. The material applied in orthopedic implants must be biocompatible to avert rejection by the body.

Implant Potential

Orthopedic implants are manufactured to replace or support a missing or damaged bone or joint. These implants are intended to treat the deformities, stabilize body posture, and restore the normal skeletal function. The orthopedic implants market has witnessed a shift from conventional surgical procedures to the use of modern fixation and prosthetic devices. The demand for orthopedic implants has increased significantly, owing to rise in geriatric population that increases the risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, technological innovations in the orthopedic implants, and other musculoskeletal disorders. GPC Medical knows how to keep up with technological demands and adapt via their innovation laboratories with experienced surgeons and engineers.

Orthopedic Implants Market Synopsis

Almost every orthopedic implant present in the market in the current scenario, come under the class III category, which is the most scientifically meticulous classification of medical devices. Individuals facing immobility issues due to terrible accidental or traumatizing cases have no other alternative but to opt for major joint replacement surgeries. This can eventually provoke a radical change in people’s quality of life by relieving pain and reviving their physical independence.

Key Segments

The global orthopedic implants market is segmented based on product, biomaterial, and geography. Based on product, it is classified as reconstructive joint replacements, spinal implants, dental implants, trauma & craniomaxillofacial, orthobiologics, and others. The reconstructive joint replacements market is further divided into the knee, hip, and extremities. Spinal implants are further categorized into spinal fusion devices, non-fusion devices/motion preservation devices, and invasive spinal bone stimulators. Dental implants are further bifurcated into root form dental implants and plate form dental implants. Trauma & Craniomaxillofacial are further categorized into screws, plates, staples, and others. Orthobiologics are further classified into allografts, bone graft substitutes, and cell-based matrices. Based on biomaterials, it is categorized into metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and natural biomaterials. Among biomaterials, the metallic segment occupied dominant share in 2016 and is expected to maintain this trend during the forecast period, owing to their exclusive load-bearing properties.

Factors Leveraging Market Share

Rising geriatric population susceptible to increased risk of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and obesity lowered bone density; increased body mass index and other musculoskeletal disorders are the vital factors driving the growth of the global orthopedic implants market. Furthermore, a significant rise in the number of sports-related injuries and road accidental cases are another contributors stimulating market growth. Besides, technological advancement, innovative procedures, and swiftly growing healthcare industry further incite the growth of the market.

Moreover, the launch of internal fixation devices and biodegradable implants holds the higher potential for future prospects of orthopedic implants. However, unfavorable reimbursement policies, rigid guidelines authorization procedures, the high cost of the treatment might hamper the market development.

Additionally, the risk associated with orthopedic implants including implants coming loose or breakage in the bone causing painful inflammation and infections together with the possibility of implant rejection could also serve major roadblock to market expansion.

Technological approach GPC Medical

The impact of the driving factors is expected to surpass the effect of restraints. Moreover, GPC Medical’s increase in R&D in orthopedic implants and the untapped emerging economies are expected to provide new innovative products to orthopedic implants market in the near future.

Future of Global Orthopedic Market

Moving into 2018, there are several areas to watch that GlobalData anticipates will affect the orthopedics markets. Patient-specific implants are expected to drive growth in the hip and knee markets, as is patient-specific instrumentation (PSI), a tool developed to improve accuracy in total knee arthroplasty procedures by customizing the surgical cutting blocks to the patient’s anatomy. Similarly in the vein of personalized healthcare, 3D printing in a variety of orthopedic markets, including spinal intrabodies, craniomaxillofacial implants, and prosthetic devices, will advance physicians’ ability to provide customized solutions to patients. GPC Medical Limited aims to absorb all these changes to make availability of the best quality implants based on these technologies.

A Futuristic Approach

GPC Medical believes in growth and advancement. This is why it keeps a futuristic approach with orthopedic implants. Minimally invasive and robotic surgical systems are a growing trend in orthopedic surgeries, and major orthopedic players, including Medtronic, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, and DePuy, are taking steps to ensure they remain competitive with their Mazor X, Mako, NAVIO, and PUREVUE systems, respectively. Lastly, a shift in the US towards value-based healthcare, including Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, will continue to impact both orthopedic manufacturers and physicians, as will the move towards outpatient procedures in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). GPC Medical Limited is not ready to stop at any point, as we keep adopting these technological advancements.

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Why GPC Medical Limited?

GPC Medical Limited is the oldest orthopedic implants manufacturer and international supplier. Our technology labs remain busy in innovating and manufacturing Trauma Implants with modern technology machines viz. Sliding Head Turning Center, Multiple Axis VMC, CNC Wire Cutting, CNC Deep Hole Drilling, Mechanized sharpening & surface finishing machines.

Apart from our wonderful market acceptance along with the biggest manufacturing portfolio of over a thousand products in growing a worldwide market, we have built relationships based on trust and reliability. We follow internationally standardized protocols with precision throughout the manufacturing and innovating process.

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GPC Medical Limited Manufactures Orthopedic Implants and Instruments product ranges which are packed in packages manufacture from the extraordinary material which is best and suited for orthopedic implants manufacturing process. Further, implants and instruments are marked with Cat Numbers, Batch Numbers and complete description with computer laser marking techniques. GPC medical remains conscious about its internationally renowned reputation and stringent compliance of international standards.

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The revolution in the global market of spinal implants

The world market of implants destined to orthopedic surgery and traumatology has experienced during the last years a strong period of expansion, linked in good measure to the development of new products and to the increase of the sanitary cost in the main developed countries. Thus, in the last decade the average annual variation rate stood at around 15%, with the market accounting for 19 trillion dollars at the end of the period. The forecasts for the next decade point to growth of the same order in a context of an increase in the percentage of older people and the maintenance of the aforementioned factors that explain the favorable evolution of the last decade.

Other factors such as increased incidence and prevalence of spinal disorders; development of technologically advanced, safe and cost-effective spinal devices; global increase in old age and the obese population; and the growing demand for minimally invasive spine surgery are driving the growth of the spinal implant market and surgical devices. However, factors such as strict regulations for the sale of state-of-the-art medical devices, high processing costs and the lack of adequate reimbursement in developing countries can restrict the growth of spinal implant market if adequate measures are not taken on time.

From the point of view of the products, the segment of knee implants reached in 2014 a volume of 5.9 trillion dollars, that is, 20.5% of the total value. It is followed by hip implants, with 4.5 trillion dollars, and spinal implants, with 4.3 trillion dollars, so that these three segments account for just over 55% of the total value of the global production of implants destined for orthopedic surgery and traumatology. The structure of the offer maintains a high concentration around seven multinational companies, mostly of American origin. This group of operators maintains a quota in the world market close to 85% of the total value.

According to recent studies, there is a direct relationship between technological innovation measured in the number of patents and the growth of income and employment of companies in the area. Likewise, the characteristics of the generated patents, which enjoy great commercial applicability, allow estimating that close to 90% of them could be the embryo of new companies that exploited the development of that patent.

Implant companies have seen an increase in the weight of electronic commerce in recent years. Thus, in 2017 most of the US hospitals, whose number is estimated at 6,800, made use of this supply system, mainly for the acquisition of medical devices. The volume of operations managed through this mechanism represents 10% of the total of 100,000 million euros that hospitals spend annually on medical and surgical supplies, pointing out the tendencies to a strong and sustained growth.

The US market for the conservation of spinal mobility devices is estimated to reach $ 3540 million by 2018.Likewise It is estimated a double-digit growth in the global market for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) which further drives the global market for implant spine; a clear example is the spinal fusion, which corresponds to a surgical procedure that prepares two adjacent vertebral bodies to fuse, forming a fused bone. The new Mobility Preservation Devices allow preserving the natural movement of the spine, unlike the spinal fusion techniques used previously.

Mobility conservation technologies are believed to revolutionize minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for spinal fusion, a sub-segment of the spinal fusion market, consisting of devices and procedures associated with less invasive surgery. Posterior screw / rod and intersomatic devices are implanted with minimal surgical damage to the patient, leading to faster recovery times. The number of MIS procedures is estimated to grow by 18% until 2015.

It is important to bear in mind that an adequate combination of private initiatives (entrepreneur spirit, trained human capital, developed business fabric) and direct government support to companies (favorable economic environment, development of adequate infrastructures) are the fundamental axes for further promote the implant market for orthopedic surgery and traumatology.

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intraHEAL proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail

OVERVIEW

intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail is one of the best options available for intertrochanteric fractures and subtrochanteric fractures. The reliable and trusted product is among the few US FDA 510 (k) approved products available out there in the orthopedic market. It comes in steel and titanium designs exclusively dedicated for intertrochanteric fractures of the femur. It is now being used and endorsed by surgeons internationally and provides excellent results due to its advanced specifications and cutting-edge instrumentation technology. Apart from its successful design and enhanced functionality, it has a surgeon and patient-friendly variety of lengths and nails angles to minimize the risk of nail fixation failure, limited hip rotation and nonunion after the surgery. It also incorporates several functional specifications that make it a more convenient option for surgeons. Almost all patients and surgeons reported satisfactory results with intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail.

This design can be indicated in cases of stable and unstable intertrochanteric fractures, per subtrochanteric fractures and high subtrochanteric fractures.

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intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail

Hip Intertrochanteric Fractures

intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail is one of the best instruments available for Hip intertrochanteric fractures. Intertrochanteric fractures are considered one of the three types of hip fractures. The anatomic site of this type of hip fracture is the proximal or upper part of the femur or thigh bone. The proximal femur consists of the femoral head, the femoral neck, and the trochanteric region (including the greater and lesser trochanters). An intertrochanteric fracture occurs between the greater and lesser trochanters. Around half of the accidental fractures caused by trauma and fall are intertrochanteric. intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail can effectively handle all kinds of intertrochanteric fractures due to its universal design.

Surgical Treatment

One of the most common surgical treatments for this type of hip fracture is an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). This is a type of surgery that puts the broken bone in place and fixes it with screws, rods, pins, or plates. intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail is a convenient solution for ORIF surgery for hip fracture. intraHEAL Proximal hip stabilizing Nail has also been marked effective by patients in the rehabilitation center or extended care facility for recovery.

Subtrochanteric Hip Fracture

intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail provides a convenient design with its suitability for this category of hip fractures. Subtrochanteric hip fracture is a break between the lesser trochanter and the area approximately 5 centimeters below the lesser trochanter. A subtrochanteric hip fracture is most frequently caused by minor trauma in elderly patients with weak bones, and by high-energy trauma in young people. Long-term use of certain medicines, such as bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis (a disease-causing weak bones) and other bone diseases. The fracture can be classified as type 1 and type II based on its location. Type I occurs at the level of the lesser trochanter, while Type II occurs within 2.5 cm below the lesser trochanter and, Type III occurs between 2.5 and 5cm below the lesser trochanter. In either case, intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail has universal specifications to handle individual cases.

Surgical Treatment

A subtrochanteric fracture can be corrected and aligned with non-operative and operative methods. Traction may be an option to treat your condition if you are not fit for surgery. Skeletal traction may be applied under local anesthesia, where screws, pins, and wires are inserted into the femur, and a pulley system is set up at the end of the bed to bear heavy weights. The heavyweights help in correcting the misaligned bones until the injury heals.

Surgery is usually the main treatment for subtrochanteric fractures. Surgical options include external fixation, intramedullary fixation or by using plates and screws. External fixation is a temporary fixation and used for severe open fractures. Pins are inserted into each of the fractured fragment and supported with tubes close to the bone. The tubes are interconnected together with short tubes to provide more stiffness for the frame.

Intramedullary fixation involves managing the fracture with a long intramedullary nail which is fixed with a large screw. Additional screws known as interlocking screws are inserted at the lower end of the nail to prevent rotation of bones around the nail. intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail provides an extremely effective and superior biomechanical intramedullary stabilization for intramedullary fixation. Other advanced specifications make it a good choice for such subtrochanteric hip fractures.

The surgeon may use a plate with screws attached instead of a nail in certain cases. Screws will be fixed into the bone from the outer side of the femur. A large screw will be inserted through the femoral neck and head, and other screws will be inserted across the length of the plate to hold the fracture together. intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing Nail can be effectively used by surgeons for guide wire controlled insertion.

WHY INTRAHEAL PROXIMAL HIP STABILIZING NAIL?

There are several reasons why intraHEAL Proximal Hip Stabilizing nail is the best option out there apart from being the surgeons’ favorite. The high-quality product is reliable, trusted, US FDA 510 (k) approved and incorporates state of the art design and technology. A variety of length and angular ranges are available to suit an individual case. It’s also designed to care for surgeons’ convenience. The self-tapping lag screw is designed to ensure easy insertion, and the nail is designed to be used universally for either hip. To prevent rotation of the lag screw while sliding it, a set screw and single distal locking option is provided. The instrument can be used for both distal and proximal locking. It can also enable easy axial load transfer and circumferential compression in case of stable fractures. Apart from operational specifications, the product is available in 11mm distal and 17mm proximal diameter. the intraHEAL nail is available in the lengths of 180mm, 200mm, and 220mm, and the angle ranges of 125°, 130°, and 135°. The product is available in stainless steel as well as titanium designs. An end cap is provided within the design to prevent any possible bony growth. In cases of complex fracture, rotation can be inhibited by single distal locking option.

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The Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis is the common type of disease which causes joint inflammation which leads to severe pain and swelling in the hip joint. This type of arthritis is also termed as Osteoarthritis.

Hip arthritis usually affects people over fifty years of age and is more widespread in people who are obese. There is also a hereditary inclination of this state, meaning hip arthritis tends to run in families. There are also some other reasons which result in budding hip arthritis include distressing injuries to the hip and fractures to the hip bone.

Causes of Hip Arthritis

The causes of hip arthritis are not identified. Following are the factors that may cause injury of the hip joint, old age, and being fat. Apart from these are also some more reasons which contribute to hip arthritis:

  • The hips joints may not have been shaped correctly.
  • There are some hereditary defects in the cartilage.
  • The patient may be overweight.

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Signs of Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis heads to increase as the situation worsens. The symptoms of hip arthritis do not always rise within the span of time. The people often report with sometimes good reports and sometimes bad as the change of weather takes place. The most popular hip arthritis symptoms are as follows:

  • Soreness with actions.
  • Restricted motion.
  • Inflexibility of the hip joint.
  • Walking lamely.
  • Ache in the hip, thigh, and knee.

Hip Arthritis Treatment

The treatment of hip arthritis begins with mainly essential steps and steps forward to the more complicated which includes surgery. Surely not all therapies are suitable for every sufferer so one should have a detailed conversation with ones physician to decide which options are suitable for the particular case of hip arthritis.

Loss of Weight
This is probably the most significant therapy which in not at all popular among folks. The low weight causes the hip joint to carry out the tasks in a less painful manner.

Exercising
Learning new exercises proves to be useful in relieving the arthritis pain.

Use of Sticks or Walker
The usage of a simple wooden cane stick or a walker can decrease the pain in the hip joint.

Physical Therapy
Fortifying the muscles that surrounds the hip joint may prove helpful to reduce the weigh down the burden on the hip joint.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Anti-inflammatory drugs are proved really helpful to treat ache and swelling.

Medications for Joints
The supplements for joints seems to be harmless and are effectual for cure of hip arthritis.

Reinstatement Surgery
In this method the cartilage of the hip joint is detached and a plate or soft artificial plastic is embedded in the hip joint.

Resurfacing Surgery
Some patients who don’t want to go for hip replacement surgery often go for the resurfacing treatment because it is more cost effective.

Hip Replacement Aftercare

The recovery time for each individual varies as it usually depends on the person’s weight, age and other factors. The diet plays an important role in the revival of hip joint. One should opt for healthy foods that can lead the wounds to heal at a faster rate.

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References:

Hip Arthroplasty Implants

Orthopedic Surgery: A Comprehensive Overview

Steps by Step Guide of Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Implants: Know Them Before You Get Them

FAQs Related to Hip Implants

Hip Surgery – Providing Relief to your Hip Pain

Hip Joint Replacement Surgery – An Analysis

 

Total shoulder replacement surgeries and techniques

Shoulder Arthritis is one of the most important types of arthritis that causes the shoulder joints inflammation. The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the whole body which allows revolving the arm in various positions. So simply defined it’s a severe inflammation of one or more of your joints. In an ailing shoulder the inflammation causes harsh pain and inflexibility.

Shoulder Arthritis Symptoms

The general symptoms of shoulder arthritis are as follows:

  • Severe pain in performing routines tasks.
  • Lessens the range of shoulder’s motion.
  • Rigidity of the shoulder joint.
  • Inflammation of the shoulder joint.
  • Having feeling of crushing or smashing within the joint.

Total Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder surgery is generally kept for complex or stern shoulder problems. For the correct long-suffering patient, a surgical course of action can bring back full motion and strength to shoulders. It depends on the sternness of the shoulder tear; the surgeon may suggest one of the following shoulder replacements:

Resurfacing Hemiarthroplasty:

In this process the cap of the ball joint is swapped with an artificial or wooden thing, conserving the residual bone.

Stemmed Hemiarthroplasty:

In this type of replacement only the ball component of the shoulder is substituted with a metal plate and stem.

Total Shoulder Replacement:

This method involves the replacement of the complete ball and socket joint with hard metal and soft plastic respectively.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement:

In this kind of reserve total shoulder replacement the whole shoulder is recovered while the ball and socket exchange.

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Possible Complications after Surgery

There are usually some general risks with any kind of surgery. These possibly include infections and harm to adjoining nerves and blood vessels. On the other hand, contemporary surgical procedures and fastening monitoring have notably depreciate the incidence of these troubles.

Even subsequent to surgery, some hurting, inflexibility and hardness are pretty normal. One is supposed to be vigilant for definite signs and indications that may recommend the improvement of obstacles.

  • Slight fever after the next day following surgery.
  • A sharp increase in pain or inflammation.
  • Reddishness or swelling which may recommend a wound infection.
  • Abnormal blood loss as a few surgical injury is common.
  • Lack of sensation or prickle of the arm or hand.

Prevention of Future Problems

It is vital that one should carry on a shoulder work out plan with stretching on a daily basis. In specific, the patients who devotedly act in accordance with the rehabilitation and drills prescribed by their surgeon and analyst will have the finest health outcome after surgery.

Future Developments

Studies and researches are being performed on shoulder arthritis and its treatment.

  • In various cases, it is not identified why a number of patients build up arthritis and others do not. Examinations are being made to reveal several reasons of arthritis of the shoulder.
  • Joint greasing, which are presently being used for healing of knee arthritis, are being considered in the shoulder.
  • Latest modern drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis are being explored.

References:

Shoulder Arthroplasty Implants

Orthopedic Surgery: A Comprehensive Overview

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Arthroscopy – An In-Depth Overview

 

 

 

 

Orthopedic Surgery: A Comprehensive Overview

The surgery about musculoskeletal system in human bodies is referred to as orthopedic surgery. The surgeons can use surgical and non-surgical methods to treat problems related to joints, bones, muscles, nerves, and ligaments in the human body. The kind of treatment which is adopted varies from person to person. The orthopedic surgeons are capable of resolving problems involving injuries, spine disorders, degenerative diseases, sports injuries, tumors, hip and knee reconstructions and infections of various kinds. However, going to a surgeon doesn’t qualify one for a surgery straight away. Most of the times the patient is treated using various non-invasive techniques and medicines only.

Surgery And Risks Involved

Most of the doctors who enter the field of orthopedic surgery chose one of the following fields of specialization:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Pediatric
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma and Fractures

While most of the procedures that are performed come without any possible risk but the ones that involve a surgery do come with certain limitations like any surgical procedure does. Some of the common risks involved with orthopedic surgeries involve:

Anesthesia: The type of anesthesia that is given depends on the type of surgery which is being performed. There are a lot of different types of anesthesia ranging from local to general and the risks of anesthesia vary with the type which is being selected.

Infections: Most of the surgical procedures especially the invasive ones will require good post-operation care. This is to avoid infections of any sort from developing in the body. Most of these infections are easy to manage, and some might require further surgeries to handle as well. The risk of infections is higher in surgeries that involve hip or joint replacement procedures.

Blood clot: A blood clot can form anywhere in a vein after surgery. If it is in the veins, the clot is fairly risk free. However, if it travels to the lungs, it can cause severe breathing issues and would require prompt medical care. Doctors make use of blood thinners and other medicines to eliminate the risks of blood clots in bodies.

Choosing The Right Orthopedic Surgeon

When choosing an orthopedic surgeon, it is important to make sure of a few things first.

  • The doctor should have specialized in the area your problem is related to.
  • All the necessary equipment and medications should be available for the procedure
  • You have a clear idea of the procedure and how it will be performed. Ask all the necessary questions before-hand. Discuss with your doctor the different types of anesthesia and how one is different from the other.

If it is a surgery that your condition requires, make sure that not only the surgery but your post-operation care is up-to-the-mark as well. There are a lot of new techniques being introduced every other day which eliminate the chances for surgery. Make sure you have discussed and researched about them all before you decide on a surgical procedure with your orthopedic surgeon.

US FDA 510(k) Approved Orthopedic Implants - GPC Medical Ltd.

GPC Medical Ltd. – US FDA 510(k) Approved Orthopedic Implants