What is prosthetic surgery?
Prosthetic surgery is the last step for patients with joints severely damaged by osteoarthritis or other serious injuries.
Arthroplasty is the surgical treatment to extract, repair and replace a joint totally or partially, through a prosthesis.
It is very frequent this surgical intervention in cartilage or bone wear, in people with arthritis, problems in the hip ….
Its purpose is to reconstruct a joint through an artificial joint, known as prosthesis. With this treatment, the patient will avoid future pain or major problems in the area to be treated.
The prosthesis is usually made of metal and plastic, such as chromium, titanium … always of materials tested and accepted for the health of the patient.
Uses of prosthetic surgery
Some types of injuries that can be treated with this intervention are:
- Spine osteoarthritis: by the wear of the intervertebral discs increasing the friction between the vertebrae.
- Osteoarthritis of the knee: due to wear on the cartilage.
- Hip Necrosis
- Osteonecrosis of the knee or death of the bone
- Shoulder osteoarthritis
- Hip arthrosis
- Ankle osteoarthritis
- Chondromalacia patella
This type of surgery can be done by local or general anesthesia.
At the Vithas Xanit International hospital, we always use state-of-the-art prostheses to perfectly fit the patient and reduce their recovery time.
For more information on this process, visit our ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY & TRAUMATOLOGY unit.