General orthopedics involves the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is made up of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and nerves that provide support and stability, and helps in the movement and function of the body parts. General orthopedic treatments can include both non-surgical and surgical methods and help individuals suffering from musculoskeletal disorders reduce pain and return to their normal life.
Rapid Recovery Joint Replacement
Rapid recovery joint replacement is an innovative program for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery that aims to minimize patients’ postoperative discomfort and pain and restore joint function in the quickest time possible. The rapid recovery joint replacement technique functions by accelerating all aspects of a patient’s recovery process, including physiological, mental, and physical following a joint replacement surgery so as to elevate patient care to the highest level.
Outpatient Joint Replacement
Outpatient joint replacement is a surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay. Joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which the worn, damaged surfaces of the joint are removed and replaced with new artificial parts. Your doctor may consider a joint replacement if you have severe pain which limits daily activities and is not relieved with medications, injections, physical therapy, or other treatments.
Joint Replacement FAQs
A joint is an articulation (junction) between 2 or more bones in the body. Muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and other soft tissue structures hold the joint in position. Joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged or worn out articulating parts of the joint are removed and replaced with new artificial joint parts (prosthesis) made of metal, plastic, or ceramic.
Osteoarthritis also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs most often in older people. This disease affects the tissue covering the ends of bones in a joint (cartilage). Osteoarthritis is characterized by damaged articular cartilage, cartilage lining the hip joint. Advanced age is one of the most common reasons for osteoarthritis of the hip.
Exercise for Arthritis
Exercising is, however, crucial for those with arthritis. It reduces joint pain, improves flexibility and strength, combats fatigue and gives you the energy to do the things you enjoy. If you have arthritis, you should understand your limits before engaging in an exercise program. Overdoing it or performing the wrong kind of exercise can aggravate your symptoms and cause discouragement.
Nonsurgical Treatments for Arthritis
Non-surgical treatments for arthritis are conservative care or non-operative treatment such as medications, physical therapy, and regenerative medicine employed as a first-line treatment for arthritis to reduce your discomfort and increase your mobility. They are aimed at providing symptomatic relief and improving the quality of life of the patients.