Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure performed by an orthopaedic surgeon that alters or completely replaces a joint in the body, usually to restore normal motion and relieve pain in a malformed or diseased joint, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow or ankle. Knee and hip replacements are the most common types of arthroplasty performed.
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total knee replacement is an orthopaedic surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. Smooth metal and polyethylene plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap. This surgery may be considered for someone who has severe arthritis or a severe knee injury.
TKA aims to improve the quality of life of individuals with end-stage osteoarthritis by reducing pain and increasing function. The number of TKA surgeries has increased in Athinaiki Mediclinic, with younger patients receiving TKA.
Total Hip Arthroplasty
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total hip replacement is the removal and replacement of portions of the pelvis and femur (thighbone) that form your hip joint. It is performed primarily to relieve hip pain and stiffness caused by hip arthritis. This procedure is used to treat injuries such as a broken or improperly growing hip, and for other conditions.
Most arthroplasty surgeries are minimally invasive, and the surgeon has to make small incisions for removing and replacing damaged joint materials. Arthroplasty benefits are less damaging to tissue from surgery and quicker recovery times. Our orthopaedic surgeons perform a large number of arthroplasty surgeries.
If you require further information regarding arthroplasty orthopaedic surgical procedures or you wish to book an appointment, please call us on +30 210 6475000.
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