Joint replacement procedure is a part of orthopedic surgery.
Joint replacement is a comparatively newer method to treat the joint disease which in advanced stage is not amenable to medical treatment.
Joint replacement is a surgery to replace a joint with artificial prosthesis. In this procedure the damaged cartilage and the bone are removed and artificial prosthesis is placed in the joint. It is indicated for various joint diseases which cause severe joint pain and dysfunction. Though it is more common with knee & hip, shoulder, elbow and ankle joints are also treated with replacement procedure. The prosthesis is made up of metal alloys, plastics and ceramic.
The joint replacement facility is available in our hospital since last 7 years. Dr. Mahesh Kulkarni, expert in joint replacement from Pune operates the patients as and when required. These complicated and sophisticated operations are performed in ideally equipped Ortho OT.