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Orthopaedic And Joint Replacement Surgeon in India

Orthopaedic And Joint Replacement Surgeon in India

The Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. ... Read More

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Multi Specialty
  • 1000 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
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Doctors for Orthopaedic And Joint Replacement Surgeon in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

Dr. (Prof) Raju Vaishya

Senior Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
  • 35 years of experience

Dr. Yash Gulati

Senior Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine,
Hip Surgery
  • 29 years of experience

Dr. Yatinder Kharbanda

Senior Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine,
Hip Surgery
  • 32 years of experience

Dr. Vinod Sukhija

Senior Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine,
Knee Surgery
  • 35 years of experience
Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi
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Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi

Multi Specialty
  • 145 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
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Doctors for Orthopaedic And Joint Replacement Surgeon in Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi

Dr. Pradeep Sharma

Chairman
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Hip Surgery,
Knee Surgery
  • 40 years of experience

Dr. PS Gill

Senior Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine
  • 28 years of experience

Dr. Deepak Raina

Senior Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
  • 20 years of experience

Dr. Maninder Shah Singh

Visiting Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • 10 years of experience
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
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Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Multi Specialty
  • 750 Number of beds
  • Mumbai
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Doctors for Orthopaedic And Joint Replacement Surgeon in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Shreyash Gajjar

Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Arthoscopy and Sports Medicine,
Knee Surgery
  • 20 years of experience

Dr Avinash Date

Consultant
Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
Hip Surgery,
Knee Surgery
  • 22 years of experience

Frequently Asked Questions related to Orthopaedic And Joint Replacement Surgeon

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe cases that are left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage. Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

Can Neck Surgery cause difficulty swallowing?

Vertebral fusion at more than one level may also be a risk factor for dysphagia. In summary, it appears from this study that difficulty swallowing after spinal surgery is an effect associated with anterior cervical spine (neck) surgery much more often than with lumbar (low back) spine surgery. However, this gets normal after 5-7 days of the surgery.

How long does fusion take after ACDF surgery?

The fusion should be solid by about 3 months and the newly fused bone should continue to grow stronger for up to about a year. The surgeon may take X-rays to determine the fusion's progress.

How do you shower after ACDF surgery?

After the shower, patients should remove the bandage and dry off the surgical area. Patients should not take a bath until the wound has completely healed, which is usually around 2 weeks after surgery.

How long does pain last after Acdf surgery?

Pain Management at Home after ACDF. Some pain is likely after discharge from the hospital. Narcotic pain medication is usually prescribed to help reduce the pain in the first 1 to 4 weeks after surgery.

How much can I lift after Acdf surgery?

3 Weeks to 3 Months After ACDF Surgery. By 3 weeks, patients usually are cleared to do some light work around the home. Lifting items that weigh more than 10 pounds is now allowed.

How long does a neck fusion last?

The fusion can take anywhere from three months to a year to become solid after surgery, and you could still have some symptoms during that time. Your doctor might recommend that you wear a cervical collar to support your neck for the first four to six weeks.

How long do you have to wear a neck brace after fusion?

You may need to wear a neck brace for a while. It may take 4 to 6 weeks to get back to your usual activities, but it may depend on what kind of surgery you had.

Can you move your neck after cervical fusion?

If you're considering an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery for neck pain, it's common to worry about how much your neck will be able to move after the procedure. After all, one or more of your neck's mobile joints would be fused solid and cease to move. However, this doesnt mean that you will NOT be able to move your neck at all.

How long will the surgery be and how long will i be in hospital?Will it be in front or on back of my neck?

It will last for 1-2 hours and hospital stay would be for 2 days.

Knee Arthroscopy

When you can go back to work after knee arthroscopy surgery?

Within three to five days after surgery you can go back to work it will take around two weeks till the knees have healed completely. For some heavy work it will take around four to six weeks to recover.

Can you walk after knee arthroscopy?

Yes, you can walk after 4 to 6 weeks after knee arthroscopy surgery, when you are comfortable you can walk with minimum lump within one to two weeks after surgery.

How long is recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery?

It will take around six weeks to recover completely from surgery, if the damaged tissue is being repaired then the recovery will take longer time. You have to also limit your activity till your knee is strengthened and becomes back to normal.

What can you not do after arthroscopic knee surgery?

For the first 3 days, keep the dressings clean and dry. After that you can take bath but don’t soak the incision in water keep it dry.

I am diabetic, hypertensive, heart patient - what precautions should i take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after this surgery. If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery

Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it.

Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery because some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

What are the precautions to be followed after knee arthroscopy procedure?

For the first seven days after the procedure you have to keep your legs elevated and you have to apply ice on it to reduce pain and swelling.  Your doctor will prescribe you the exercise regimen which you have to follow for recovering, the exercise are necessary for strengthening the muscles.

Is it worth having a knee arthroscopy?

Yes, it is definitely worth getting a knee arthroscopy surgery, this surgery is being recommended to all people who have some degenerative knee disease.

What Is Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy is the surgery is being used for treating and diagnosing the problems in the knee joint, during the surgery a very small incision is being made and a tiny camera is being inserted in your knees to for visualizing the inner side of the screen.

Can you walk right after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Immediately after surgery, if your pain is minimal when walking then the use of crutches or a walker is not required.

Once more comfortable, most people are able to walk with a minimal limp within one or two weeks after surgery. Most patients realize a benefit from arthroscopic knee surgery within 4 to 6 weeks.

What is the recovery time?

The recovery period after knee arthroscopy surgery depends on the patient and his or her condition. For most cases, patients can return to office work within a week and many return to a more active and normal lifestyle within one to two months.

Can you walk right after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Immediately after surgery, if your pain is minimal when walking then the use of crutches or a walker is not required.Once more comfortable, most people are able to walk with a minimal limp within one or two weeks after surgery. Most patients realize a benefit from arthroscopic knee surgery within 4 to 6 weeks.

Why physiotherapy sessions are required post surgery?

It is not mandatory but if the patient is willing for physiotherapy He/She can take it for 2-3 weeks post surgery.

When can I start walking, climbing stairs and resume driving?

Person can start community walking within 2 weeks and can climb the stairs after 4-5 days and driving after 4-6 weeks.

When can I play games again?

Patient is advised to resume contact sport NOT before 6 months of the surgery.

How long after knee arthroscopy can I bend my knee?

You are encouraged to bend and straighten your knee as much as pain allows immediately after standard knee arthroscopy. Remember, however, that your knee may be swollen and full motion may be difficult for the first few days.

When can I play games again?

The patient is advised to resume contact sport NOT before 6 months of the surgery.

Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?

Excessive pain in the knee following arthroscopic surgery is usually due to overactivity or spending too much time on your feet before the thigh muscles have been adequately strengthened.

Excessive swelling can also cause pain in the knee. It is normal for the knee to be sore and swollen following arthroscopy.

How long after knee arthroscopy can I bend my knee?

You are encouraged to bend and straighten your knee as much as pain allows immediately after standard knee arthroscopy.

Remember, however, that your knee may be swollen and full-motion may be difficult for the first few days.

What is the recovery time?

The recovery period after knee arthroscopy surgery depends on the patient and his or her condition. In most cases, patients can return to office work within a week and much return to a more active and normal lifestyle within one to two months.

Why physiotherapy sessions are required post surgery?

It is not mandatory but if the patient is willing for physiotherapy He/She can take it for 2-3 weeks post-surgery.

When can I start walking, climbing stairs and resume driving?

A person can start community walking within 2 weeks and can climb the stairs after 4-5 days and driving after 4-6 weeks.

What Are the Risks Associated with a Knee Arthroscopy?

Some of the risks of the procedure includes bleeding inside the knee joint, formation of blood clot n leg, infection inside the joint, stiffness in knee and injury or damage to the cartilage, ligaments, blood vessels and nerve

Who is a good candidate for arthroscopic knee surgery?

Patients who are having knee pain or limited knee function are the candidate for arthroscopic knee surgery, most of the patient who are having knee injury or degeneration they can get relief through the non-operative treatment.

Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?

Excessive pain in the knee following arthroscopic surgery is usually due to overactivity or spending too much time on your feet before the thigh muscles have been adequately strengthened. Excessive swelling can also cause pain in the knee. It is normal for the knee to be sore and swollen following arthroscopy.

Is knee arthroscopy major surgery?

Arthroscopic knee surgery may be a treatment option for certain types of knee pain. Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure that involves inserting a small camera inside the joint.

How long will the surgery last?

It usually lasts for about less than an hour.

How long will the surgery last?

It usually lasts for about less than an hour.

How do you prepare for knee arthroscopic surgery?

Your surgeon will tell you all the instructions which you have to follow before surgery and which includes fasting for six hours before the surgery. If you are taking any medications you should inform the doctor about it.

Is knee arthroscopy major surgery?

Arthroscopic knee surgery may be a treatment option for certain types of knee pain. Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure that involves inserting a small camera inside the joint.

How much time is taken for knee arthroscopic surgery?

Knee arthroscopic surgery will take around one hour to complete.

What happens during a knee arthroscopy procedure?

During the knee arthroscopy procedure surgeon will make  few small incision or cut in your knees. Sterile water or salt is being pumped up for expanding your knees which makes easier to visualize the inner side of the joint. Through one end arthroscope is being entered and the surgeon will look around in your joint and in the operating room surgeon can see the images which is produced by the camera on the computer. When the defect is seen then the surgeon insert a small tool in the incision to correct it and after surgery the surgeon drains saline from the joint and then closes the cut.

I am diabetic, hyertensive, heart patient - what precautions should i take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after this surgery.If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it.Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery beacuse some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

Are you put to sleep for knee arthroscopy?

Usually spinal anesthesia is given, a painkiller medicine is being injected into the space in your spine, you will be awake during the procedure but you will not be able to feel anything below your waist region. In some case general anaesthesia is also given which will make you asleep and pain free during the procedure.

Limb Lengthening

Do I need a follow up visit with my Surgeon?

Depending upon your doctor the follow-up visits may or may not be required.

Is it a procedure only for legs? Can arms also be distended too?

Yes the arms length can be extended too.

When you can see the result of limb lengthening surgery?

The amount of time needed for limb lengthening surgery is decided by the growth of your limbs. Irrespective of the technique, it will take around six to nine months from the time of surgery.

How long will the surgery last?

It usually lasts for 1.5-2 hours.

Can I get Limb Lengthening surgery?

Limb lengthening surgery can be done safely and effectively in both children and adults–including those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s.

How long does it take to recover from limb lengthening?

Healing usually requires from eight to 12 weeks, at which time full activities can be resumed.

In the case of leg shortening surgery, two to three weeks of hospitalization is common. Occasionally, a cast is placed on the leg for three to four weeks.

Are there risks associated with limb lengthening?

This procedure has got some serious risks such as nerve damage, muscle damage, joint contracture, dislocations  and arthritis. Patient should know about this surgery from before while they are deciding about the treatment.

Can you run after limb lengthening?

When your new bone is fully formed you can do any activity like before but for the first few days you have to adjust with the new length of your muscles but it will too long time.

Do I need a follow up visit with my Surgeon?

Depending upon your doctor the follow visits may or may not be required.

When you can return back to work after limb lengthening surgery?

After spending a little time of healing you can get back to your normal routine as early as possible.  If you have a lengthening rod then you will not be able to put all your weight on the leg being lengthened and you have to use crutches until the bone is almost completely healed. If you have an external fixator, the frame will support your whole body weight and after a few weeks you won’t need crutches.

For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

The patient will stay in the hospital for three days.

I am diabetic, hyertensive, heart patient so what precautions do i need to take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after this surgery.If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it.Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery beacuse some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

When you have to visit your doctor after surgery?

During the initial days of the surgery you have to visit your doctor for every weeks and  after completing your first month you need to visit your doctor for every months after surgery.

How tall can a person become from this procedure?

Generally, the surgery can add 2 inches to a patient's height.1 inch is increased per month after the consolidation of 3 months.

What happens to the skin, muscles, and nerves around the bone during lengthening?

As we lengthen the bone we are stretching the soft tissues near the bone. As compared to daily stretching you can also do tight hamstrings but with gentle stretching. Patient is monitored very closely during this procedure, if the nerve is getting stretched too far or a muscle is getting too tight and slow down and can even stop the lengthening procedure.

How long does it take to recover from limb lengthening?

Healing usually requires from eight to 12 weeks, at which time full activities can be resumed. In the case of leg shortening surgery, two to three weeks of hospitalization is common. Occasionally, a cast is placed on the leg for three to four weeks.

I am diabetic, hypertensive, heart patient so what precautions do i need to take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after this surgery. If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.

Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it. Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery because some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

How does limb lengthening work?

Limb lengthening surgery stimulates the bone in legs or arms for longer growth. In this procedure the bone is cut and it is being attached with  device which slowly moves the two ends of bone apart. When the bone space is opened the two ends of the bone will grow and fill the gap.

How tall can a person become from this procedure?

Generally, the surgery can add 2 inches to a patient's height.1 inch is increased per month after the consolidation of 3 months.

Is it a procedure only for legs? Can arms also be distended too?

Yes, the arms-length can be extended too.

How long will the surgery last?

It usuall lasts for 1.5-2 hours.

Can I get Limb Lengthening surgery?

Limb lengthening surgery can be done safely and effectively in both children and adults–including those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even 50s.

For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

Hospital stay is for three days.

Is Limb lengthening safe?

Limb lengthening surgery can be done in both children and adults who are in the age of 20s to 60s.

How many inches can you grow with limb lengthening?

This surgery involves series of treatment and it has a long recovery period along with some risks also. But it can even add few inches of length to a leg and it is done under general anaesthesia.

Is limb lengthening surgery painful?

No, limb lengthening surgery is not painful you will be under general anesthesia you will not feel any pain or sensation. If  you ae using a lengthening rod inside the bone or external fixator there will be soreness as the bones and muscles lengthen and you will be given medicines  for reducing pain.

How much time is needed for limb lengthening surgery?

The time duration of limb lengthening surgery will take around two hours to complete and the lengthening process will take around two to three months.

What is limb lengthening surgery?

Limb lengthening surgery is the procedure which is being used for lengthening the bones in the arms and legs region and this is a gradual process which makes your bones and soft tissues to slowly increase in length. This procedure will take several months to be completed.

Lumbar Laminectomy for Spine

How soon can you walk after a laminectomy?

You have to stay in hospital for few days after surgery and then  ypu will be discharged. Till then you have to limit your physical activity. You can walk 2-3 days after surgery but with precautions.

What is the duration of the operation?

1-2 hours.

How much time is needed for lumbar laminectomy procedure?

Lumbar laminectomy takes around two to three hours to complete. You will be in hospital for 3 days after surgery.

How long will be my hospital stay?

You may stay in the hospital for about 4-5 days generally

How the procedure for lumbar laminectomy for spine is being done?

The patient is positioned in downward direction on the operating table, incisions are being made depending on the number of levels to be treated. In single level laminectomy only a small incision is needed while in multilevel laminectomy 3-4 inch incision is needed.  In traditional surgery a retractor is needed to spread the muscles apart to expose vertebras. Then a portion of lamina is removed to uncover the elastic like ligament. Next, the surgeon cuts an opening in the to reach the spinal canal. Once the compressed nerve can be seen, the cause of nerve compression can be identified. The surgeon gently retracts the nerve, and the source of the compression is removed—the pressure on the spinal nerve or nerve components is relieved.

Who performs lumbar laminectomy surgery?

Lumbar laminectomy is being done by an orthopaedic surgeon.

Will it affect my urine control or stool control after surgery?

No,it will not get affected.

Will I be able to offer prayers sitting on floor and bending my back?

Yes after the duration of 6 months it is possible.

How much time for recovery?

The individual will start recovering from 2 weeks and can play games and resume normal routine within 4-6 months.

When can i return to work?

By 4 to 6 weeks after lumbar fusion surgery, most patients are cleared to return to work.

What can you not do after a lumbar laminectomy?

You should avoid strenuous activities such as bicycle riding, jogging, lifting heavy weight, and aerobic exercises till doctor says you can do it. You should not drive 2-4 weeks after surgery.

How bad is the pain after a laminectomy?

Pain is there in the lower limb 2-4 days after surgery and pain can also be seen 3 weeks after surgery. This pain is usually less than the pain you experience before surgery but in some cases it can be severe or  can be traumatic.

What is the type of surgery – Open or MIS or Robotic etc?

There are three types of surgeries, Open, Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques.

The type of surgery on the patient depends upon the case.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Once the nerves are getting compressed and the spine is unstable, there are some symptoms that eventually start appearing such as - loss of urine and stool control, sharp pain while walking which in the extreme case can lead to paralysis.

If the patient is doing surgery once these symptoms have started appearing, some of these changes in the body are irreversible. Hence, once the diagnosis is made, the patient shouldn't wait unnecessarily for the surgery.

Does lumbar laminectomy weaken the spine?

There can be damage to the neural tissue in lumber spine this is one of the complications of the open lumbar laminectomy which can also injury to the spinal cord, formation of the scar tissue etc.

What is the success rate of this surgery?

It is between 95-97%.

What is the life of an Implant?

50-year life expectancy.

Is it a safe surgery, generally asking?

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

Will my pain go away?

Depends upon each individual, usually pain because of the surgery goes away in 1-2 weeks and pain from pre-surgery goes away in 3 - 6 months (in worst case)

Will it hamper with my back movement?

No.

What is the main reason that lumbar laminectomy is done?

Lumbar laminectomy is done to relieve pressure on spinal nerve treats problems related to disc or to remove tumor from spine. One of the most common reason for going for  laminectomy is the presence of herniated disc in the spine. The disk may be damaged or displaced because of presence of injury or some wear and tear.

What is Lumbar laminectomy?

Lumbar laminectomy surgery is being done for treating the symptoms of central spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spina canal. This surgery removes all or posterior part of the vertebra or provide more space for the compressed spinal cord or nerve roots.

What are the chances that my condition will be worse after surgery?

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronvaigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

Scoliosis Spine Surgery

How many times will I need to visit the hospital after surgery?

Spinal surgery for scoliosis is a major operation and requires a long recovery period. During this time post-operative visits and follow up checkups are a must to ensure that the recovery is on track. The patient is called for follow up on 12 days of the surgery to remove any stitches and the patient can return to the home country after that.

When can I start walking, climbing stairs, and resume with my daily chores again?

Depending on your age you might be ready to return to work or school around 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. This timescale is different for each person. Many patients will be back to normal activity levels around 3 after surgery.

Can women patients bear children after surgery?

Yes, conceiving is not generally hindered after this surgery unless some other limiting factors are also involved. This surgery also does not mean that such women will have to undergo only C-section for delivery as it does not affect undergoing the natural birth process.

 

Is wearing a brace must after this surgery?

A brace supports the spine and keeps it immobilized after surgery to enhance healing. With modern instrumentation techniques, the need for a rigid brace is much reduced. A corset or a soft brace can be used to support the muscles.

How does this surgery affect the flexibility of my back?

Spinal fusion surgery reduces the flexibility of the back but this depends on which region of your back is fused and the length of the spine involved.

Surgeries in the upper cervical region limit movements of the neck while those in the middle impact forward bending slightly. Surgeries in the lumbar region affect flexibility and restrict certain movements.

Can women patients bear children after surgery?

 

Yes, conceiving is not generally hindered after this surgery unless some other limiting factors are also involved. This surgery also does not mean that such women will have to undergo only C-section for delivery as it does not affect undergoing natural birth process.

Are the scars after surgery noticeable?

The length of the scar from spinal fusion surgery depends on the area and number of vertebra that are fused. It also depends on whether posterior or anterior approach has been used for surgery.In the posterior approach, you can typically expect a single scar of 6-12 inches while in the anterior approach, there could be 3-4 incisions measuring nearly 4-6 inches. However, this length varies from person to person

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases of scoliosis may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe scoliosis that is left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage.

Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

Do you stop growing after scoliosis surgery?

The choice of when to have surgery will vary. After the bones of the skeleton stop growing, the curve should not get much worse. Because of this, the surgeon may wait until your child's bones stop growing. Your child may need surgery before this if the curve in the spine is severe or is getting worse quickly.

How many days will I have to stay in the hospital for my surgery?

Hospital stay is usually for 6 days.

How long will the surgery be?

Usually it takes four to six hours.

How many days will I have to stay in the hospital for my surgery?

Hospital stay is usually for 6 days.

I have back pain associated with my scoliosis. Will the surgery relieve it?

After the surgery you will have more pain than before but it will resolve with a period of few weeks to months. Most people get relief from back pain at one year after surgery as it was before.

How successful is surgery for scoliosis?

Spinal scoliosis is a very successful surgery which helps in preventing the growth of spine.

How straight will my spine be after surgery?

As spinal bones protect the spinal cord, your surgeon will make your bone straight as long as it is safe. The degree of correction of the surgery depend on the flexibility of your scoliosis before surgery. If your curve is more flexible you will get more correction from surgery.

How long will the surgery be?

Usually, it takes four to six hours.

Is it worth getting scoliosis surgery?

Scoliosis surgery can correct your spine by 40 to 65% and it totally depends on your flexibility of your spine, type and size of the curve and their age.

Is scoliosis a major surgery?

Spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis is an extensive surgery that is often only considered as a last option. However, it is a major surgery and a big decision that should not be made without first considering all options.

Will the hump on the back straighten after surgery?

A hump in Scoliosis is usually due to the twisted spine becoming prominent or the bent of the ribs. Surgery makes this bent smaller but it will not totally disappear.

The surgeon can give the exact picture of how much deformity will be improved after the surgery.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases of scoliosis may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe scoliosis that is left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage. Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

What is involved with a spinal fusion surgery?

In spinal fusion surgery the curved vertebrae fuses and form into a single and solid growth. The bone growth will be stopped to prevent the curve from getting worse.  Bone grafts are being placed between the bones to help on fusion when the bone grows together then a broken bone starts healing.

How fusion is being delayed by surgery?

This surgery is being done during the growing year  of the child, rods are attached to the spine for correcting and maintaining the curvature of the spine. In every six to twelve month the child has to be taken for another surgery for lengthening of the rod. Once patient gets close to skeletal maturity, spinal fusion will usually happen.

How long does the surgery take?

Spine surgery will take around 4 to 8 hours depending on the size of patient’s curve and the amount of spine which needs to be fused.

Will the hump on the back straighten after surgery?

A hump in Scoliosis is usually due to the twisted spine becoming prominent or the bent of the ribs. Surgery makes this bent smaller but it will not totally disappear. The surgeon can give the exact picture of how much deformity will be improved after the surgery.

Can scoliosis lead to paralysis?

Rarely does adult scoliosis alone cause paralysis or other severe neurologic problems, but it can be associated with lumbar stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal or tube where the nerves lay), which can result in nerve irritation, leg pain and possibly weakness.

Will fusion in your back make you unable to move?

The portion which is being fused in your back is permanently stiff, most people usually works from the unfused portion in their lower back.  If you are participating in any activity in which lot of flexibility is being required then it may take time to adapt.

What are the chances of back pain after surgery?

Some patients have back pain after spinal fusion surgery. It is normally in the upper back or lower spine region. However, it can be easily treated with exercise and other simple measures like medications. But in some cases revision surgery to ease back pain or remove the implants may be required.

Do the rods and other implants stay spine even after it has fused?

If rods are being used in fusion they are not usually removed, very few people require removal of rod. When removal of rod is needed there can be lot of reason for it such as a infection or breakage of rod.

Do I need surgery?

Yes, you may need spine surgery if your spine curve is greater than 45 to 50 degree because it may become worse when you grow up it can cause deformity in your back or may affect the functioning of your lungs.

When can I start walking, climbing stairs, and resume with my daily chores again?

Depending on your age you might be ready to return to work or school around 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. This timescale is different for each person. Many patients will be back to normal activity levels around 3 after surgery.

How much pain will I be in after surgery?

The intensity of pain after surgery varies from patient to patient, as surgery is a major procedure it involves movement of muscles and realigning of the skeleton.  Usually the first few days of the surgery are uncomfortable but most people are able to move by third or fourth day of surgery.

Do you stop growing after scoliosis surgery?

The choice of when to have surgery will vary. After the bones of the skeleton stop growing, the curve should not get much worse. Because of this, the surgeon may wait until your child's bones stop growing.

Your child may need surgery before this if the curve in the spine is severe or is getting worse quickly.

What will be your restrictions after surgery?

You should limit yourself from avoiding lifting any heavy objects and you have to reduce the level of bending for the first 6 weeks after surgery.

Is scoliosis a major surgery?

Spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis is an extensive surgery that is often only considered as a last option. However, it is major surgery and a big decision that should not be made without first considering all options.

What are the chances of back pain after surgery?

Some patients have back pain after the spinal fusion surgery. It is normally in the upper back or lower spine region. However, it can be easily treated with exercise and other simple measures like medications. But in some cases revision surgery to ease back pain or remove the implants may be required.

Can scoliosis lead to paralysis?

Rarely does adult scoliosis alone cause paralysis or other severe neurologic problems, but it can be associated with lumbar stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal or tube where the nerves lay), which can result in nerve irritation, leg pain and possibly weakness.

How many times will I need to visit the hospital after surgery?

Spinal surgery for scoliosis is a major operation and requires long recovery period. During this time post operative visits and follow up checkups are a must to ensure that the recovery is on track. The patient is called for follow up on 12 day of the surgery to remove any stitches and patient can return to home country after that.

How does this surgery affect the flexibility of my back?

Spinal fusion surgery reduces the flexibility of the back but this depends on which region of your back is fused and the length of the spine involved.Surgeries in upper cervical region limit movements of the neck while those in the middle impact forward bending slightly. Surgeries in the lumbar region affect flexibility and restrict certain movements.

Is wearing a brace must after this surgery?

A brace supports the spine and keeps it immobilized after surgery to enhance healing. With modern instrumentation techniques, the need for a rigid brace is much reduced. A corset or a soft brace can be used to support the muscles.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Why do I need a dental clearance before the surgery?

Usually it is not required.

How long will the artificial joint last?

Usually, it is observed that shoulder replacement lasts for around 10 years or more after this time it may loosen or wear out.

What are the options other than shoulder replacement surgery?

The available options are Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), Steroid Injections and Physiotherapy.

Are there any complications of shoulder replacement surgery?

Some of the complications of the procedure include infection, nerve Injury, dislocation and some prosthesis related problems.

What is the result of the procedure?

The result of the procedure will depend on your performance it depends on the stretching and strengthening of the muscles with time.  It basically depends on your activity level.

How shoulder replacement surgery is being done?

In shoulder replacement surgery, a plastic lining is attached to the socket to allow smooth movement a top of the arm bone is being removed and metal stem with a ball on the end is inserted. If your rotator cuff is being damaged and the joint may not be stable or work properly.

I am diabetic, hyertensive, heart patient so what precautions should I take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after shoulder replacement.Increasing age and history of cardiac disease increases the risk of cardiac complication after shoulder replacement.If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery.Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it.Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery beacuse some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

What precautions you should take after shoulder replacement surgery?

After discharge you should limit yourself from lifting any heavier object whose weight is more than a glass of water.  You should avoid placing arm in extreme position for the first six weeks after surgery, you should not stretch to the outside and behind your neck.  You must be go regularly to your therapist, for strengthening your muscles.

How will you prepare yourself for shoulder replacement surgery?

You will get enough time to plan for the surgery a series of tests should be done one to two weeks before the surgery. The test include blood test, electrocardiogram, if you are taking some medications you will be told to discontinue such as any anti-inflammatory medication.

What happens at the first appointment for a shoulder replacement surgery?

Your consultation visit and initial appointment with the orthopedic surgeon will include a series of x-rays, a physical examination and a thorough review of your medical history. By physical examination you will get to know about the source of pain and the decrease range of motion. While the x ray examination reveals bone spur, the damaged joint surfaces and the narrow joint spaces. In case if there was any trauma or injury the x ray will help in evaluating whether it can be fixed r it is needed to be replaced.

How long does it takes for shoulder replacement surgery?

It will take almost 2 hours for shoulder replacement surgery to be done, it will take one to two hour for you to recover completely from general anesthesia.

Will I be unconscious during the shoulder replacement surgery?

You will be under general anesthesia to keep you asleep.

How long does it take to recover from shoulder replacement surgery?

The recovery period varies from person to person and also depend on the type of surgery you had.

When you should contact your doctor?

If you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, decreased of motion, redness, swelling or increase in pain or change in sensation or movement after your nerve block is cleared, then you should immediately contact your doctor.

For how many days do I need to stay in the hospital?

The patient will be staying in the hospital for five days.

How long will the surgery last?

It will usually take 2 hours.

What are the advantages of shoulder replacement surgery?

Some of the advantages of shoulder replacement surgery are:

  • Pain relief and improved range of motion and function.
  • You will get to relieve from pain and movement also improved.

Who is a candidate for shoulder replacement surgery?

You can be the candidate for shoulder replacement surgery if:

  • Shoulder pain is severe which is interfering with daily life activities.
  • There is no relief even after trying anti-inflammatory medicines, cortisone injection or physiotherapy
  • You’ve tried anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections and physical therapy with no relief.

কাঁধ প্রতিস্থাপনের অপারেশন ছাড়া অন্য বিকল্প কী আছে?

উপলভ্য বিকল্পগুলি হ'ল নন-স্টেরয়েডাল অ্যান্টি-ইনফ্লেমেটরি ড্রাগস (এন.এস.এ.আই.ডি), রোগ-সংশোধনকারী অ্যান্টি-রিউম্যাটিক ড্রাগ (ডি.এম.এ.আর.ডি), স্টেরয়েড ইনজেকশন এবং ফিজিওথেরাপি।

What should I expect after the procedure?

After being transported to your room your vitals will be evaluated and your arms will be placed in sling position for the first 24 hours after surgery.  After coming from hospital you will be able to move and get out of the bed. You should wear loose fitting clothes.

For how many days do i need to stay in the hospital?

The patient will be staying in hospital for five days.

How long will the surgery last?

It will usually takes 2 hours.

When can I resume work after shoulder replacement surgery?

Can usually return to desk work within 2-4 weeks from the time of surgery but that heavier work is restricted for four months or more, depends on the strength, progress of the shoulder.

What are the prostheses used in shoulder replacement is made of?

The prosthesis used in shoulder replacement is being made of a humeral ball in which a special type of stainless steel is being attached which is made of titanium and it keeps the ball attached to your arm while a polyethylene cup s used for replacing the glenoid socket.

Why do I need a dental clearance before the surgery?

Usually, it is not required.

How long will the artificial joint last?

Usually, it is observed that shoulder replacement lasts for around 10 years or more after this time it may loosen or wear out.

I am diabetic, hypertensive, heart patient so what precautions should I take?

Diabetes doesn't seem to raise risks after shoulder replacement. Increasing age and history of cardiac disease increase the risk of cardiac complications after shoulder replacement.

If you have high blood pressure and if it is under control, there is no reason to worry about not having a safe and successful surgery. Even if your blood pressure becomes elevated during surgery you will be given intravenous medication to reduce it.

Consult your cardiologist if you are planning to undergo the surgery because some medicine doses are modified accordingly.

When can I resume work after shoulder replacement surgery?

Can usually return to desk work within 2-4 weeks from the time of surgery but that heavier work is restricted for four months or more, depends on the strength, progress of the shoulder.

What is a shoulder replacement?

Shoulder replacement surgery is a procedure which reduces or try to reduce the source of pain and disfunction of shoulder by repairing the damaged part of shoulder joint.

Why shoulder replacement surgery is being done?

The most common reasons for shoulder replacement surgery are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and avascular necrosis. This process will help you in getting relieve from pain and also improves your muscle strength and increase your range of motion.

Wrist Joint Replacement (Wrist Arthroplasty)

What are the symptoms of wrist joint replacement?

Symptoms of wrist joint replacement incudes pain, stiffness, swelling, reduced movement and clicking, cracking and  grinding sound of wrist.

What is the cause of wrist joint replacement?

If the cartilage is being damaged by any injury, any infection or any disease then the bones will get rubbed against each other which causes wearing off the bone ends and it results in gradual wearing of the cartilages which are covering the bones.

What are the complications o wrist joint arthroplasty?

Some of the complications of wrist joint arthroplasty are infection, dislocation of wrist and the damage to the nerves and blood vessels

How wrist joint arthroplasty is being diagnosed?

Wrist joint arthroplasty is being diagnosed by a proper medical history, physical examination and x ray examination. If loss of joint space is seen between the bones then it is needed to be replaced. Some other blood tests may be needed to check which factor has caused it.

What is wrist joint replacement?

Wrist joint replacement is known as wrist arthroplasty in which the diseased or the damaged part of the joint with an artificial joint and it creates a stable, pain free joint which has a functional range of movement.

How much time is needed for wrist joint replacement?

Wrist joint replacement surgery is being done under general anaesthesia and it takes less than two hours to be done.

How successful is a wrist joint replacement?

Wrist joint replacement provides you pain relief and functional motion in around 80% of cases and in around 97% in resurfacing of implants. Better result is seen with improving the distal component and minimally resecting the distal radius.

How wrist joint replacement is being done?

In wrist joint replacement a longitudinal incision is being made on the back of the wrist line in the third metacarpal and the tendons are then moved away to expose the wrist joint and with the help of a surgical saw the damaged joint portion of the arm bones are removed and the first row of the carpal bones are also removed.  The radius bone is made hollowed and a  radial component of the prosthesis is being fixed inside the bone and cemented over it. According to the prosthesis design the carpal is being placed in the remaining row of carpal bones. The joint capsules are sutured in the last, the muscles and the tendons are repaired and kept back in place. At last the incision are closed and a wrist bandage is being applied.

How long can I expect to be off work after wrist surgery?

The recovery after wrist surgery takes around four to twelve weeks, most people get healed within a month and they can start their rehabilitation after that. During your healing period you should wear your braces and casts as told by your surgeon

How long does it take to recover from a wrist replacement?

Complete recovery of wrist joint replacement takes around three to four months, some patients wear cast for few weeks after surgery and after that they wear splints for eight weeks. Other than it you may need physical therapy to improve your movement and wrist strength after surgery.

Can people have their wrists replaced?

Yes, people can get their wrist replaced, even though joint replacement surgery is less common than hip or knee replacement surgery but it can be done if arthritis do not respond to other treatments. The damaged part of the wrist bone is removed and then replaced by an artificial component.

What you should not do after joint arthroplasty?

Do not lift heavier object and you have to avoid placing your arms in extreme position and do not put too much pressure on your arms.

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