Joint Replacement Department

Joint Replacement Hospital

The dedicated joint replacement unit of Sancheti Hospital in India, one of its kinds in the country, conducts replacement surgeries for knee, hip, shoulder, ankle and elbow.
A specially designed complex of 4 operating theatres incorporating advanced processes, such as laminar airflows, specialized coating of the walls of the theater which are seamless, and the special coating of the flooring which is antistatic and bacterial and fungal resistant;  provides a highly sterile environment essential to avoid post surgery infections.

Availability of computer assisted joint-replacement surgery has substantially increased accuracy of the surgery.

Joint replacement surgery is a procedure in which your surgeon will remove the damaged cartilage and bone and then replace it with a new metal and plastic joint surface to restore the alignment and painless functioning of your joints.

Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

If non surgical treatments are ineffective, total knee replacement surgery can be considered a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain and help you resume normal activities. It also helps to correct deformity. The results of knee replacement are predictable and long lasting. Also because of the developments in anaesthesia, pain control and physiotherapy, one can resume back to normal routine activities fairly soon after the surgery.

The Knee

The Knee Joint is among the strongest, largest and most complex joints of the body. During leg movements, you depend on it for support and mobility. when the knee joint becomes painful, its mobility is reduced and performing daily activities of living becomes difficult.
The INDUS Knee

India's first indigenous implant

Early in the course of his practice, Dr. K. H. Sancheti realized that imported joints, because of their high cost, were not suitable for the Indian patient. In addition Indian patients desired greater flexion of the knee. This led to the design of India’s first high flex design – the Indus knee joint.

In August 2005, the INDUS knee was successfully implemented for the first time on a crippled arthritic patient, and a dream became reality.

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Indus Knee Advantages
  • Highly cost effective implant

  • Specially designed to aid increased range of motion

  • Suited to Indian lifestyles

  • Minimal removal of bone

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Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

There are many different causes of pain in the hip joint. These include primary osteoarthritis, or secondary arthritis due to fractures/ dislocations, rheumatoid arthritis; and osteonecrosis (AVN) (restricted blood flow to the bone).

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When the other therapies, such as pain medications; have failed, hip replacement surgery are usually the answer. If you experience severe pain, loss of motion or deformity of your hip joint, unable to do your activities of daily living; and the non-operative methods have not yielded the desired results; you may require hip replacement surgery.

In a total hip replacement surgery, the painful parts of the damaged hip are replaced with artificial hip parts called prosthesis, a device that substitutes a joint. The prosthesis consists of metal components: a socket, ball, and stem. The outer shell of the socket is usually made of metal and the inner shell consists of plastic, or ceramic: or the entire socket may be plastic. Patients suffering from a variety of hip disorders are regularly treated at Sancheti Hospital. Special importance is given to thorough analysis, treatment procedure, and use of sophisticated medical equipment.

FAQ

A: An artificial joint can last for 15 plus or minus 5 years or even longer. However, the life span is affected by the weight of the person and by his activities. An overweight person or a person actively involved in sports can wear out the artificial joint quicker than a thin or a more sedentary person.