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How Long does a Hip Replacement Last

How Long does a Hip Replacement Last Today?

“Hip implants are like cars, where mileage can vary” With gaining popularity of Total Hip replacement, today even younger patients are coming for this surgery. When conservative treatments fail and patients consider a joint replacement, they want to know how long they can expect their new joint to last. Let’s know about How long does a Hip Replacement last today. Hip replacements can last 10 to 20 years or 30 years. However, some may last even longer, while others may require revision surgery sooner. A new Hip implant in a 40-year-old super active is probably going to wear out faster...

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Arthritis and the Gender Bias – Why Women Face the Heat More

Gender bias against women has long been talked about across different spheres of life. Unfortunately, Arthritis seems to be an area too – where women are often at the receiving end and crippled at rates much higher than that in men.  We’ve known this for a fact. But how many of us take a step forward to understand the underlying reasons for this “bias”? Perhaps, if we understand more, we can resolve this issue better. The best joint replacement surgeon in India, Dr. Manuj Wadhwa, can help you if you have arthritis in your knees or hips. In addition to...

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Busting the common myths around joint replacement

Busting the common myths around joint replacement

Myth #1: Surgery is the only way to solve knee or hip problem Well, not really. Specialists prefer to try a number of non-surgical options first, including exercise, physical therapy, bracing, injections, medications – and weight loss, which can significantly reduce the pain. Myth #2: I wish I had the procedure earlier. Now I’m probably too old for it. Your doctor will help you decide whether or not the risks of joint replacement outweigh the potential benefits. Patients in the 75-90 age group generally benefit from knee or Hip replacement surgery. When looking at the benefits and recovery time, researchers...

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When Is the Right Time to have My Hip Replaced?

When Is the Right Time to have My Hip Replaced?

The right time for Hip Joint Replacement surgery is a common concern. Many factors are important to think about: general health, fear and anxiety, time away from work, family commitments, and above all for majority is financial concerns. Most people decide the time is right when their knee or hip pain prevents them from living comfortably. In many cases, arthritis pain will prevent you from doing very simple things. Perhaps you cannot take care of your home or family, or you can no longer do your job. You must make the individual decision about the right time to have surgery....

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What Are The Risks Of Hip Surgery?

What Are The Risks Of Hip Surgery?

Total Hip Replacement is a very successful surgery in the hands of an expert, but still there is no 100% guarantee. Every surgical procedure has risks and benefits. Individual results will depend on personal circumstances, and recovery takes variable time. How long your hip replacement will last depends on many different factors, and everyone is unique. Only your doctor can discuss this aspect of surgery with you. Each of the following reactions or complications can occur during and after surgery and may require medical attention (such as further surgery) and sometimes revision surgery. Implant dislocation and leg-length difference The most...

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Blog - Choosing the right surgeon for Joint Replacement

Choosing the right surgeon for Joint Replacement

Rest assured hip and knee replacement surgery has been tried and tested over the years. Most implants/prostheses have also been around for years. Although they have been redesigned and refashioned since then, they are conceptually the same. They have stood the test of time. What makes one operation a success and another less successful is often a matter of surgical skill and experience. Although many ends up going with the orthopaedic surgeon recommended by their primary physician, more and more patients are playing an active role in finding the man who’ll implant their new joint. Educating yourself about replacement is...

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Blog - Busting common myths around Joint Replacement

Busting common myths around Joint Replacement

Here’s the truth behind some myths that should help patients decide whether or not joint replacement is a good choice. Information overload is certainly something that she’s experiencing. From Youtube videos and informative TV programs to relatives, doctors, everyone has a piece of information to share. “How do I know whom to trust? How do I know what is right and what’s just plain misleading information? How do I find best joint replacement surgeon in India? Myth #1: Surgery is the only way to solve knee or hip problem Well, not really. Specialists prefer to try a number of non-surgical...

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Blog - Do I need physical therapy

Do I need physical therapy, and if so, for how long?

Rehab after a Knee or Hip Replacement is one of the most important aspects in order to gain the full benefit of the joint replacement surgery. Most people who have had a total knee/hip replacement require physical therapy following surgery. A skilled therapist can accelerate the rehabilitation as well as make the process more efficient with the use of dedicated machines and therapeutic modalities. Depending on the patient’s condition before surgery, physical therapy is beneficial for up to 1 to 2 months. The amount of therapy needed depends upon condition before surgery, motivation, and general health. Patients will usually spend...

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Pain control after Joint Replacement?

Pain control after Joint Replacement?

The biggest anxiety before taking Joint Replacement surgery with the majority of patients is post-surgery pain. How badly is this going to hurt? The bad news is that some pain is an inevitable companion to most types of surgery. The good news is that there are many highly effective medications to keep post-surgical pain under control. Surgical pain is an unpleasant sensation caused by the damage done to tissue by the incision, the procedure itself, the closing of the wound, and any force that is applied during the procedure. Pain control after surgery is a very real concern for many...

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