Joint and Bone Care
Joints are a crucial part of our musculoskeletal system. They are crucial for the free movements of our limbs and therefore it is important that they get the best care and treatment when injured or diseased. We at Currae hospital provide a range of treatments that are aimed at making your joints function as they would without disease or injury.
A patient may require joint care in cases of fracture, arthritis, congenital deformities and other degenerative conditions. We provide the best medical treatment available for all these conditions and employ latest technologies that help the surgeons to accurately diagnose and treat all your bone and joint problems. These advanced treatments help you to heal faster minimizing the recuperation period and hospital stay allowing you to start your routine life within days. Some of the medical procedures that we specialize in are arthroscopy, arthritis management, knee and elbow replacement, internal fixation and fusion. Apart from these procedures we also provide treatment for all bone and joint related conditions according to the specific case of each patient. With the help of our team of specialized doctors and latest technologies, we ensure that the patients are cured and leave our hospital with the functionality of their limbs restored.
Our doctors are highly skilled with years of experience behind them and our highly trained medical staff is the best in the field. Together they are committed to providing a patient with full care and best treatment so that they leave our hospital satisfied with the services provided. In addition to a committed staff, we have a state of the art facility equipped with all modern facilities that are crucial for your comfort. Our rooms are well furnished and provide all the comfort so that you rest better and heal fast.
Knee Replacement Surgery (Total/Partial)
Due to ageing or an injury, the ligament in the knee which provides a cushion between the joint may wear out leading to pain, discomfort and difficulty in moving. If the condition is not advanced it can be treated with medication and physical therapy but if the symptoms are not relieved from these methods then a surgeon may recommend total or partial knee replacement where the worn out joint is replaced by a prosthetic joint. The operation is generally performed under general anesthesia. Total knee replacement can be performed by the traditional method where a tourniquet is placed just before the cut in order to minimize the bleeding and the damaged joint is removed and the prosthetic joint is placed. This operation can also be performed using a minimally invasive technique where a very small incision is made and the implant is made. This leads to faster healing and less blood loss. It requires highly skilled surgeons to perform this surgery. The artificial joints work like the normal joints and greatly help in reducing the pain and providing substantial freedom of movement. After the operation, a patient is required to undergo physical therapy which is important to restore mobility and is able to walk in six to eight weeks without much assistance.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
A shoulder replacement surgery may be needed when a patient suffers from a joint dysfunction. There can be a number of reasons for it such as an injury or diseases like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Before surgery is considered, the condition is treated with medication and therapy but if there is no improvement only then a shoulder replacement surgery is performed. It is a highly complex procedure under which the damaged bones of the shoulder joint are replaced with artificial joints, scared tissues are removed and muscles are balanced so that maximum amount of arm functionality can be restored. It requires a highly skilled team of surgeons who have substantial experience to perform a shoulder replacement surgery. The duration of a shoulder implant depends on several factors such as age, weight and medical condition of the patient but is generally designed to last the lifetime of the patient. With proper treatment and care of the arm, patients are able to have sufficient freedom of movement.
Hip Replacement Surgery (Total/ Resurfacing)
This surgery may be performed in order to replace a damaged hip joint. There are several procedures such as hip resurfacing, physiotherapy, medications and injecting cortisone injections directly into the joint to relieve pain, that may be considered before a hip replacement surgery is performed. If these procedures are not effective then a patient may be required to undergo a total hip replacement surgery. In this surgery, the ball and socket are replaced with artificial joint and socket and the cartilage with the artificial joint material. After surgery patient is transferred to bed with a splint to support the joint and food, pain relievers and medications are given intravenously. After a day or two patients can resume normal diet and they are encouraged to walk with the help of crutches or cane. If physiotherapy is started early then mobility can be restored early. Patients are able to go home in a week’s time.
Elbow Replacement Surgery
An elbow replacement surgery may be required when the bone of the upper or lower arm or the arm tissues are badly damaged due to an injury or accident. The bone might be damaged due to other conditions also such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Under this surgery, the elbow joint is replaced with an artificial elbow joint which is made from metal and plastic hinge. They join the two stems allowing the movement of the elbow. After the surgery extensive physiotherapy is required to gain the movement in the joint. Patients experience great relief from pain and easy movement after the surgery.
Arthritis and Rheumatoid Treatment
It is a common problem that is associated with the joints and may cause pain and difficulty in moving. Diagnosis and treatment are available for conditions such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. These treatments help in reducing pain and improving the quality of life of patients.
Surgery for Fractured Bones
Bones may be fractured due to accidents and injury. Usually fractured bones are treated with casting and splinting but if these treatments are not effective then an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery are performed. This surgery might also be performed if the broken bone involves joints such as ankle or wrist. The broken bones are fixed using screws, pins, plates, and rods to keep the bone in place. These fixtures may be permanent or temporary. Athletes who suffer from such injuries find great relief from ORIF surgery and can resume their normal activities.
Pediatric orthopedics deals with the disease related to the musculoskeletal system in children such as congenital and developmental disorders. These surgeons are skilled in treating children from newborn babies up to teenagers. The various conditions that are treated by them are sports injuries, spinal disease and injury, congenital and developmental defects such as weak knees, bow legs, cerebral palsy, fractures and other trauma-related conditions. Since a child is still growing his musculoskeletal system is quite different from an adult and therefore, he or she requires different treatment than the one which is administered to adults. A pediatric orthopedist is trained to handle such cases and provide the best possible treatment.
Orthopedic Oncology Treatment
Under orthopedic oncology tumors related to the musculoskeletal system are treated. Different conditions such as a benign tumor, malignant tumor, metastatic lesions, and soft tissue cancer and bone tumor are treated with the help of an orthopedic oncologist who works with a team of doctors to ensure that the cancerous cells are stopped from spreading. If cancer has developed in the bone then it is treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is provided after or before the surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is the hospitalization period after surgery?The length of hospital stay varies from the type of surgery performed as well as the physical condition of the patient like his age, response to therapy and other medical conditions. With an advance of modern operational techniques, patients are usually discharged in few days up to a week.
- How long an artificial joint lasts?An artificial joint is designed to last for 10 years in case of knees and longer in case of a shoulder joint. However, other factors such as age, weight, the activity also affect its lifespan.
Surgery in Mumbai, Thane
Our hospital in Mumbai, Thane is located at a strategic position which allows for easy mobility. Our surgeons are highly skilled professions who have years of experience in performing orthopedic surgeries. Hundreds of successful surgeries have been performed at our hospital with a good success rate and patient recovery rate. Our facility is state of art with all modern facilities and equipment ensuring that patients are comfortable and heal fast. Our highly trained medical staff is capable of providing the best care and is committed to help the patient recover fast and leave the hospital satisfied.