Best Ankle Joint Replacement Treatment & Diagnostics in Patna, Bihar

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 plastic materials.

Procedure Overview
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. 

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Risks and Complications

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:

·        Potential joint dislocation during surgery
·        Post-operative stiffness or pain
·        Risk of infections
·        Formation of blood clots or bleeding occurrences
·        Nerve injuries
·        Possible finger swelling
·        Eventual joint loosening over time
·        Occasional allergic reactions to medications
·        Ankle instability or weakness
·        Potential damage to blood vessels
·        Post-surgery skin irritation

Pre-Surgery Preparations
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. 

Post-Surgery Care
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. 

Ideal Candidates
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:

·        Are willing to adhere to post-operative therapies
·        Experience pain and stiffness impeding daily activities
·        Possess robust bone structure
·        Have medical conditions that won't hinder surgery, as per the surgeon's recommendation
·       Are aged 55 or above
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