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surgical approach & technology: hips

Bearing Surfaces

The goal of hip replacement surgery is to help regain natural hip function. Hip replacement surgery involves replacement of the damaged hip joint with an implant.

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types of knee replacements

Revision Knee Replacement

The knee is made up of four bones. The femur or thighbone is the bone connecting the hip to the knee. The tibia or shinbone connects the knee to the ankle. The patella (kneecap) is the small bone in front of the knee and rides on the knee joint as the knee bends. The fibula is a shorter and thinner bone running parallel to the tibia on its outside. The joint acts like a hinge but with some rotation.

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non-operative joint treatments

Anti-Rheumatic Drugs

Anti-rhuematic drugs include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologic agents. NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory agents that are devoid of steroidal components but effective in relieving the pain & inflammation.

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types of knee replacements

Custom Knee Replacement

The ConforMis iTotal® CR is an individualized patient specific implant for replacement of all the three compartments of the knee. It is thus most appropriate for patients with knee arthritis and knee damage requiring implant for not one or two but all the three compartments of the knee. It is designed specifically to match the natural shape of the articulating surfaces of the patient’s knee.

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types of knee replacements

Partial Knee Replacement

(Unicondylar) knee replacement simply means that only a part of the knee joint is replaced (i.e. Partial Knee) through a smaller incision than would normally be used for a total knee replacement.

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types of knee replacements

Total Knee Replacement

A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) or Total Knee Arthroplasty is a surgery that replaces an arthritic knee joint with artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses'.

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