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Total Joint Replacement

Best Joint Replacement Surgeon in Ahmedabad

Dr. Hardik Padhiyar is one of the best joint replacement surgeons in Ahmedabad. He has experience in performing various joint replacement surgeries like knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement etc. He has done many successful joint replacement surgeries using the latest techniques. Due to his vast experience and excellent surgical skills, he is considered one of the best surgeons for joint replacement in Ahmedabad.

What are the different types of joint replacement surgery?

The main types of joint replacement surgeries are:

Knee replacement surgery – This includes total knee replacement (TKR) and partial knee replacement depending on the condition of the knee joint.

Hip replacement surgery – This can be total hip replacement or hip resurfacing depending on the patient’s age and joint damage.

Shoulder replacement surgery – This surgery is done for arthritic or damaged shoulder joints.

Elbow replacement surgery – Done for arthritis or severe joint damage of the elbow.

Ankle replacement surgery – This is generally done for arthritis of the ankle joint.

The best orthopaedic doctor Dr. Hardik Padhiyar performs all types of joint replacement surgeries in Ahmedabad.

What are the conditions that require joint replacement surgery?

The main conditions that require joint replacement surgery are:

  • Severe osteoarthritis – When the cartilage breaks down, it causes pain and stiffness in the joint.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – It is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation and damage to the joint.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis – It develops after a serious joint injury or fracture.
  • Bone tumour – If a bone tumour is diagnosed in or around the joint.
  • Joint deformity – Conditions like slipped capital femoral epiphysis cause deformity in the hip joint.

When conservative treatments like medication and physiotherapy do not help control the pain, joint replacement surgery is recommended by an orthopaedic doctor.

What is the success rate of joint replacement surgery?

When performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Hardik Padhiyar the best joint replacement doctor in Ahmedabad, the success rate of joint replacement surgery is over 90%. Modern implants and surgical techniques have made joint replacement a highly successful procedure for relieving pain and restoring mobility in arthritic and damaged joints. Complications are very rare if the surgery is performed in a good hospital by a qualified surgeon. Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few months after surgery.

When is a patient recommended for joint replacement surgery?

If conservative treatments like medication and physical therapy do not help relieve pain from severe arthritis or if the joint is severely damaged due to injury, then joint replacement surgery is recommended. Sudden joint damage after fractures is also an indication.

What are the risk factors for joint replacement surgery?

Risk factors include age over 65, obesity, smoking, diabetes, previous joint infection etc. Those with inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis are also at higher risk of needing joint replacement.

How long is the hospital stay after joint replacement?

The average hospital stay after an uncomplicated joint replacement surgery is 2-5 days. The surgeon will decide when the patient can be safely discharged based on their recovery. If you are suffering from joint pain, contact the best orthopedic surgeon in Ahmedabad Dr Hardik Padhiyar for one-stop solutions.