The Journey to Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is a process that involves removing a damaged joint and replacing it with a new one. The most common type of joint replacement is often knee, hip or shoulder, as these are often damaged by arthritis, other diseases or through injury.

Here at Joint Replacement Surgery, we’re a reputable and trusted surgery located within London. Miss Samantha Z. Tross is the leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon and is a reliable and recognised consultant with all private healthcare companies.

She understands that considering joint replacement surgery can be extremely daunting, which is why no decisions are made until after having a full detailed consultation with her in person. samantha_tross The Initial Consultation

When you’ve considered all of your options and you feel like joint replacement surgery is the next stage for you, it’s natural to have lots of questions. This is why at Joint Replacement Surgery you’re putting yourself in safe and reliable hands from the beginning.

In the initial 30 minutes consultation, Miss Tross will sit down with you and discuss all of your options. This will include taking you through the surgery and discussing how you will be affected in the weeks and months afterwards.

She will take the time to explain the procedure in detail, which will in return make you feel much more at ease. In fact, if you head over to our testimonials page, you’ll see a lot of praise for the way that she offers exceptional care and professionalism to her patients throughout the process.

The Surgery

Before the joint replacement surgery takes place, you will be talked through the procedure once again. You will then be given the appropriate pain relief to get you through the surgery, so that you don’t feel a thing. Your damaged joint will then be replaced with a new one.

Each surgery is different and therefore the time it takes will depend on the individual. Unless there are complications, it should generally take no more than a few hours. You will then be taken into a recovery room until the numbness wears off.

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After Surgery

How you feel in the days, weeks and months after surgery will very much depend on you as an individual. With hip and knee replacement, you’ll likely to be encouraged into walking on it the very same day – you may need walking aids to begin with. In the days after the surgery, you should attend physical therapy. This will help you get used to using the joint and get it working again.

A lot of people are able to resume their normal lifestyle within months – some even adopting a better and healthier one than they had previously! With over 122,154 hip replacement surgeries taking place in 2014-2015 for people aged 59 or younger, it’s not surprising that joint replacement surgery has become a much talked about subject. In the past it was reserved for the elderly, but is now a viable option for people of any age.

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If you are suffering with joint problems and would like to speak to a professional here at Joint Replacement Surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 07943 947 639 and we will be more than happy to help.