Knee & Hip joint replacements are surgeries that involve replacing an injured or ailing knee or hip with an artificial joint, or prosthesis. They offer the best chance for a return to pain-free mobility. So, do we.
Why are joint replacements performed?
The most common reason to have a joint replaced is to relieve severe Osteoarthritis pain. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by breakdown of cartilage.
You may be a candidate for joint replacement if:
Inability to sleep because of the pain
Pain limits your normal daily activities
Inability to walk and care for yourself
No improvement with other treatments
Other reasons for replacing the hip joint are:
Fractures in the thigh bone. Older adults often have a hip replacement for this reason.
Hip joint tumours
Both knee and hip joint replacements are usually done in people age 60 and older. Younger people who have a knee and hip replaced may put extra stress on the artificial joint. That extra stress can cause it to wear out. Part or all of the joint may need to be replaced again if that happens.
Exercising is good. But poor training and warm up practices or improper gear are bad. They often lead to all sorts of injuries. Should the unfortunate happen, we’ll address all your concerns in the best possible manner.
The most common sports injuries are:
Sprains and strains
Dislocations: Stop! Continuing your activity may cause more harm. Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed up recovery.
Other possible treatments include pain relievers, rehabilitation and if necessary, surgery such as: