Why is surgery the best solutions to joint problems?


Pain in hip and knee joints is a common problem but you shouldn’t take it lightly and see the best orthopedic doctor to treat this problem. While you can try controlling pain with medicines and therapies but surgery is always the best solution for joint problems.

Advantages of joint replacement

  1. Fast relief from pain and suffering
    If your knee joint has damaged to the point where no medicine can bring respite from pain then it is better to get it replaced with a new and fully-functional metallic joint. Replacing the damaged joint will reduce the swelling and pain considerably.
  2. Partial removal
    It isn’t necessary to remove the entire joint when it can work by removing the damaged parts. But it is only an experienced orthopedic surgeon in Delhi NCR that can give any opinion on partial removal. If your knee pains then you shouldn’t waste time taking painkiller drugs and see the surgeon as early as possible.
  3. Long-lasting solution
    It will be wrong to say that metallic joints don’t work for a long time. They can work for over 15 years depending on the quality of the replaced part and your overall health. You will be asked to take certain precautions with your replaced joint. If everything goes as planned, you can lead a long and happy life with a replaced joint.
  4. Lesser complications
    It is true that no surgery is free from complications but the best orthopedic doctor will make sure that you don’t face difficult problems. The good thing is that most problems related to joint replacement are minor in nature and can be cured with medicines.
  5. Normal life
    It is possible to lead a normal life with a replaced joint. But you will need to take care of that joint. For example, you can walk with a replaced knee but you won’t be allowed to run fast or jump with that knee as it is a metallic part and it can get crushed under your weight. Barring a few restrictions, your life will be normal with a replaced joint.

If you have knee pain that doesn’t subside with medicine. Also, if you have difficulty living with that pain then there is little need to accommodate the pain in your life. You should visit an orthopedic surgeon in Delhi NCR to explore treatment options. Chances are that you could require only partial joint replacement.

Dr Dhananjay Gupta

Dr Dhananjay Gupta
Director and Senior Consultant,
Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Surgeon
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

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