Ankle joint replacement surgery
is a sophisticated procedure carried out at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna,
aimed at replacing damaged or abnormal ankle joints with artificial
counterparts. These artificial joints are typically constructed from metal or
At Big Apollo Spectra Hospital,
Patna, a comprehensive diagnosis is conducted utilizing X-rays and various
tests to identify the underlying disorder. On the day of surgery, the patient
is admitted, and under the effect of general anaesthesia, the surgeon commences
the procedure to ensure numbness and pain prevention.
Upon administering anaesthesia,
the surgeon makes minimal incisions on the front of the ankle. The deteriorated
joint is carefully removed using specialized instruments. The damaged joint is
subsequently replaced with an artificial implant. The incisions are then
sutured, and the wound is dressed with a plastic splint.
Appointment at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna
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As with any surgical
intervention, ankle joint replacement surgery entails potential risks and side
effects that warrant consideration prior to the procedure. Notable
complications may encompass:
joint dislocation during surgery
stiffness or pain
of blood clots or bleeding occurrences
joint loosening over time
allergic reactions to medications
instability or weakness
damage to blood vessels
Preparation for surgery involves adhering
to specific guidelines at least two weeks before the scheduled procedure.
Recommendations often include refraining from alcohol consumption and smoking.
Providing a comprehensive medical history and listing current medications to
the surgeon is crucial to avoid potential complications.
If the patient is managing
concurrent medical conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, this must be
communicated to the surgeon well in advance. Fasting for 6 to 8 hours before
surgery is standard practice. In select cases, pre-surgery physical therapy may
commence, and prescribed exercises may be recommended by a therapist.
Following surgery, the ankle will
be dressed with a plastic splint. Local anesthesia may be administered to
manage post-operative hand pain. Elevating the ankle above heart level is
advised to minimize swelling. Patients commonly experience swelling or
stiffness, which can be mitigated by maintaining the ankle at an elevated
position for the initial 48 hours.
Physical therapists will offer
exercise guidance, and the dressing will be removed after 2 to 3 days. Stitch
removal may occur around two weeks post-surgery, allowing for a gradual return
to daily activities. While complete swelling reduction may require 3 to 6 months,
patients will regain their normalcy progressively.
Before undergoing ankle joint
replacement surgery, it's essential to meet the eligibility criteria to
mitigate potential risks and complications. Ideal candidates include those who:
willing to adhere to post-operative therapies
pain and stiffness impeding daily activities
robust bone structure
medical conditions that won't hinder surgery, as per the surgeon's
aged 55 or above