The success of joint replacement surgeries has been very well proved worldwide”- Dr. Yogeesh D Kamat, Consultant- Hip and Knee Surgeon, KMC Hospital Joint replacement surgery is a topic that has a lot of skepticism around it with many fearing its risks over its success rates. Watch Dr. Yogeesh D Kamat break down the process of joint replacement and address the myths surrounding it.
Over the last couple of years, we have had a 100% of patients getting up and walking on the same day of their operation”- Dr. Yogeesh D Kamat, Consultant- Hip and Knee Surgeon, KMC Hospital, Mangaluru KMC Hospital, Mangaluru has recently inaugurated a Comprehensive Knee and Hip Care centre for leading-edge treatment of joints. Watch Dr. Yogeesh D Kamat elaborate on the outcome indicators that are set in place to objectively ensure the success of joint replacement surgeries and elaborate on its improvement over the years.
The cruciate ligament is one that connects the thigh bone and the shin bone at the knee. It is prone to many injuries, especially for sportspersons. Watch Dr. Yogeesh D Kamat, Consultant- Hip and Knee Surgeon, elaborate on the facts and misconceptions surrounding the Cruciate Ligament as well as the phases of treatment when it is injured.
Preventing joint replacement is not about fearing an operation because of cultural negativity towards it. It is about realizing what the problem is, picking it up at an early stage, being aware of it and trying to rectify it” KMC Hospital, Mangaluru has launched a Comprehensive Knee and Hip Care Centre for all ailments relating to joints. Watch Dr. Yogeesh D Kamat, Consultant- Hip and Knee Surgeon, elaborate on the steps to be taken to ensure that ailments such as arthritis is detected early and fixed so that a joint need not be replaced.
There are a lot of structures in the joint that can get damaged and can be made to regenerate by specific techniques”- Dr. Yogeesh D Kamat, Consultant- Hip and Knee Surgeon, KMC Hospital, Mangaluru Watch Dr. Yogeesh D Kamat highlight the alternate techniques to joint replacement surgeries, especially for those whose onset of arthritis is very early on in their lives.
You don't have to be a sportsman to incur joint injuries. More than half of these happen in people doing desk jobs. Health and safety measures are often lacking in our public areas and workplaces alike. We also have a long way to go towards awareness of fitness training and precautions when exercises are undertaken for weight reduction and recreational purposes. Individuals must be wary of the long term ill- effects of neglecting joint injuries. Many cartilage injuries can be treated with minor surgery and quick return to activity, and damage to the joint that would otherwise occur can be prevented, so as to avoid having joint replacements later.
Arthritis is a leading cause of disability around the world. It is getting more common due to the unhealthy lifestyle and diets brought about by modern life. Knee joints are affected most often. A large number of young people are also being increasingly diagnosed with arthritis and most of us would have a family member or friend suffering from such problems. It is hence imperative that every educated person has some knowledge of the types of arthritis, it’s prevention and treatment.
Joint replacement surgery has been proved to be immensely successful in improving the quality of life for Hip and Knee arthritis. It is accepted popularly across the world. There however remain a lot of discrepancies between services offering these treatments and an even larger number of doubts about various aspects that need clarification. In a country like India, a large number of deserving patients do not have access to joint replacement due to their poor socio-economic status.