Total Knee Replacement (TKR) is often suggested by Bone Doctors for patients whose quality of life is significantly impacted by knee pain. These are typically individuals who haven't found sufficient or long-term relief from non-surgical treatments like physical therapy, weight management, and medication.
Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery replaces arthritic bone ends and damaged cartilage with hip implants. This procedure involves replacing the femur (thigh bone head) and the acetabulum (hip socket) with artificial components. Usually, the artificial ball and stem are made of strong metal, while the artificial socket is made of durable polyethylene plastic.
Pelvi Acetabular replacement surgery is a complex procedure used to treat severe hip socket (acetabulum) fractures. It involves realigning broken bones and often using prosthetic components to reconstruct the hip joint. Orthopedic hardware is used for stability, and recovery includes rehabilitation. It's performed by specialized orthopedic surgeons.