POSH hospital and its multidisciplinary staff have responded to patient needs in the area of joint reconstruction. The mission of rendering exceptional care to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from joint diseases, disorders and injuries. Hip and knee replacement surgery – The team is extensively trained in this field and have between them decades of successful operative experience. Complex joint reconstruction to rectify a failed joint replacement – This is a challenging procedure for any orthopaedic surgeon requiring specialized expertise and equipment.
The Adult Reconstruction Service provides diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for individuals with degenerative and inflammatory bone disease, bone injuries or deformities. Our orthopaedic surgeons are highly trained, experienced and are knowledgeable in the latest research, surgical techniques and implant technology.
Conditions treated include:
- Avascular necrosis
- Cartilage injury
- Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
- Failed joint replacement
- Hip fracture
- Pathologic fracture
- Peri-prosthetic fracture
- Peri-prosthetic infection
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Some of these conditions are explained in greater detail below:
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.
Osteoarthritis (OA) means inflammation of the joints although it is better known as a degenerative disease due to the inflammation of the joints although it is better known as a degenerative disease due to the inflammation of the joints with thinning of the articular cartilage. The cartilage in our joints allows for the smooth movement of joints. When it becomes damaged due to injury, infection or gradual effects of ageing, joints movement is hindered. As a result, the tissues within the joint become irritated, causing pain and swelling within the joint.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, inflammatory disease in which joint disease is centre- stage, with a background of various manifestations. Systemic means that many parts of the body can be involved. Inflammatory means that the patient presents with redness, warmth, swelling, and functional limitation in the joints. This can lead to joint damage.
This form of arthritis usually involves many joints throughout the body at the same time and is caused by a problem with the immune system attacking your own joints, resulting in joint inflammation. Arthritis caused by inflammation often results in pain and stiffness after periods of rest or inactivity, particularly in the morning. The swelling, redness, and warmth may be present in the affected joints, but other areas in the body can be affected by the inflammation as well, such as the eyes and the lining around the heart.
- Post-Traumatic Arthritis
Post-traumatic arthritis is caused by the wearing out of a joint that has had any kind of physical injury. The injury could be from sports, a vehicle accident, a fall, a military injury, or any other source of physical trauma. Such injuries can damage the cartilage and/or the bone, changing the mechanics of the joint and making it wear out more quickly. The wearing-out process is accelerated by continued injury and excess body weight.
- Avascular Necrosis
Avascular necrosis (AVN), also called osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, or ischemic bone necrosis, is a condition that occurs when there is loss of blood to the bone. Because bone is living tissue that requires blood, an interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If not stopped, this process eventually causes the bone to collapse.
Avascular necrosis most commonly occurs in the hip. Other common sites are the shoulder, knees, shoulder and ankles.
In order to correct this problem, surgical techniques employed by our surgeons include osteotomy, total joint replacement surgery, core decompression and vascularized fibula graft etc.
In joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), your surgeon removes your damaged joint surfaces and replaces them with plastic and metal parts. Artificial joints can wear out or come loose and may need to eventually be replaced.
Total Knee Replacement Surgery
We specialize in offering a reliable and effective way to provides knee replacement treatments. We are Improvements in surgical techniques and implant design with new advanced orthopedic surgical techniques. Many of the latest medical techniques to knee replacement surgery have taken place at THE POSH Hospital in pondicherry. Improvements in the surgical technique and the design of new implants are a few of the contributions the surgeons of the Hip, Joint and Knee service have made.
Total Knee Replacement
Like total hip, total knee replacement is considered the “gold standard” approach for the treatment of extensive knee arthritis. In total knee replacement, the damaged areas of the knee are exposed and removed; the remaining bone is prepared to receive the artificial knee joint, and then the prosthesis is inserted.
At the Posh-Pondy Ortho Speciality Hospital, TKR surgeries boast a very high patient satisfaction rate of 93%. With modern day implants, we expect most of our total knee arthroplasties to have a longevity of more than 15 to 20 years.
Total knee replacement (TKR) is able to alleviate pain and relieve dependence on analgesia, improve walking and stair-climbing performance and correct gross deformity resulting from the disease. The outcomes of TKR surgery are excellent overall both in terms of satisfaction rate, with 80 to 90% of patients being content with their surgical outcome and longevity, with over 90% of implants surviving beyond 10 years.
- Partial Knee Replacement
In partial knee replacement, only one section – or “compartment” – of the knee is replaced, instead of the entire joint. Partial knee replacement may be appropriate for some patients in which the arthritis is confined to a single compartment. Your surgeon will determine whether you may be an appropriate candidate.
Hip replacement surgery The posh Hospital offered many successful Hip replacement surgeries, thanks to a unique combination of surgical expertise and indigenously developed physiotherapy protocols. We specialize in providing high quality best quality treatments to our patients. We provide the cost-effective knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery and joint replacement surgery done by a best orthopedic surgeon in pondicherry.
Types of Hip Replacement Surgery
Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is considered the “gold standard” approach for the treatment of extensive hip arthritis. In total hip replacement, the damaged areas of the hip are exposed and removed; the remaining bone is prepared to receive the artificial hip joint, and then the prosthesis is inserted. We perform all the three types including cemented, un-cemented & hybrid replacements.
At the Posh-Pondy Ortho Specialty Hospital we strive towards perfection. We have a good rate of recovery with no reports of complications. We are proud to say that we offer one of the best post-op rehabilitation care by our trained staffs in each field of medicine.