Hip and Knee Replacement

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Hip and Knee Replacement
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Hip and Knee Replacement

What is Hip or Knee Replacement ?

Wear and tear on the hip and knee joints can occur for various reasons – advancing age, injury from trauma or sporting activities or other medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. This damage can significantly affect your quality of life. Simple activities such as walking, climbing stairs or getting in and out of a chair become difficult and painful.

Surgery becomes a preferred option when medications, walking aids and changes in your normal routine fail to improve your symptoms. Joint replacement surgery is safe and effective in relieving pain, improving range of movement and allowing you to return to your normal level of activity.

The process involves removal of the damaged cartilage and a piece of underlying bone and replacing it with a metal (titanium) implant. These implants are cemented securely into the bone. A plastic spacer is inserted between both sides of the implant to ensure smooth movement of the new joint.

All metal implants used are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Our surgeons have no affiliations with any particular company and the decision regarding the choice of implant is based on surgeon preference and experience.

What To Expect:

  • Your journey starts with a consultation with our orthopaedic surgeon. He/she will review relevant investigations including X-rays, CT and MRI scans and conduct an video consultation
  • Further examination, laboratory investigations and radiologic studies will take place when you arrive in Jamaica
  • You will be admitted to hospital the day before the procedure, with a hospital stay of 3 to 4 days
  • You will remain in Jamaica for two weeks, after which you can travel once cleared by our orthopaedic surgeon

 

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