Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op. Dr. İbrahim Rızvanoğlu gave important information about the subject. How is prosthesis treatment applied in almost all joints of the body? What should be considered after prosthetic surgery? Here you can find all you need to know about prosthetic treatment on Elmaelma.com.
What is Knee-Hip and Shoulder Prosthesis?
Prosthetic surgery is the process of removing the deteriorated joint as a result of the damage in the joint to the final stage and placing an artificial-metal joint / implant (platinum) that will perform the same function. Joint movements become very painful and limited as a result of erosion of the joint, which is also known as calcification, cartilage meltdown, and exhaustion of joint fluid among the people. There may be sounds coming from the joint that can be heard from the outside.The prosthesis is usually applied to people between the ages of 55-75 who have stage 4 (end stage) calcification.
The degree of your disease is understood after a detailed physical examination and X-ray. But if you have joint pain that wakes you up at night, if you need to take painkillers every day and your mobility has decreased, you may be a candidate for prosthetic surgery.Although the age range where the surgical procedure is most frequently performed is 55-75 years, the procedure can be applied to people with end-stage calcification without any lower or upper age limit.
What Happens During the Recovery Process After Prosthesis Surgery?
Prosthetic surgery takes about 1 hour. After the surgery, the person can start using the operated limb (knee, hip, shoulder, etc.) on the same day. A 3-day hospital stay is recommended after the surgery. During this period, it is aimed to eliminate post-operative pain, to prevent the development of infection, to activate the joint, to return to daily life and to survive without needing anyone at the end of 3 days. At the end of this period, we discharge our patients to their homes. Although they are allowed to return to their daily work after 3 days, it may take about 1.5-2 months for the joint to regain its full functions.
How Long Does the Potty Last?
Although it varies from person to person, the average life of prostheses is about 15-20 years. At the end of this period, wear or loosening of the prosthesis can be observed. If wear or loosening occurs, the old prosthesis can be removed and replaced with a new one in the same session.
Are Diseases Obstacles in Prosthetic Surgery?
One of the most common questions we come across is whether people with comorbidities can undergo surgery. People with diabetes, heart failure, people who have had bypass / angiography, patients with diseases such as asthma, goiter, kidney failure, osteoporosis, rheumatism can undergo surgery by taking the opinions of the relevant branch.
Are There Risks of Prosthetic Surgery?
During or after surgery; Problems such as wound infection and wound healing problems, fractures around the prosthesis, clotting may occur. However, these problems are seen less than 1% of the time and are almost always treatable.