Hand Joint Replacement Surgery in Patna, Bihar


Hand joint replacement surgery, available at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, aims to replace a damaged or dysfunctional hand joint with an artificial joint. The artificial joint used in hand replacement surgery can be made from materials like silicon rubber or even the patient's own tissues. 

Procedure Overview

Hand joint replacement surgery is a common procedure performed by numerous skilled surgeons annually. The surgical process involves the following steps:

·        Diagnosis through X-rays and tests at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna.
·        Admission to the hospital on the surgery day.
·        Administration of general anaesthesia for pain prevention.
·        Creation of small incisions on the back of the hand.
·        Removal of the damaged joint using specialized instruments.
·        Replacement of the damaged joint with the artificial joint.
·        Closure of incisions and application of a plastic splint.

Requesting an Appointment

To initiate the process, individuals can schedule an appointment orthopedic doctor at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, by calling 0612-3540100. 

Potential Side Effects
Like any surgical intervention, hand joint replacement surgery comes with potential side effects and risks, including:

·        Dislocation of the replaced joint.
·        Stiffness or pain in the hand.
·        Risk of infection.
·        Bleeding or clotting.
·        Nerve injury.
·        Swelling in the fingers.
·        Loosening of the artificial joint.

Post-Surgery Care

After the surgery, the hand will be dressed with a plastic splint. Local anaesthesia may be provided to manage pain. Painkillers might be recommended as the anaesthesia wears off. To prevent swelling, patients are advised to keep the hand elevated slightly above the heart level for the initial 48 hours. A hand therapist may suggest exercises, and the dressing will be removed after a few days. Any unusual redness or bleeding should be promptly reported to the surgeon. Keeping the hand dry is important for about two weeks after the surgery. Full finger movements can be regained in about two weeks, but complete swelling reduction might take 3 to 6 months. 

Eligibility for Hand Joint Replacement Surgery

Careful consideration of eligibility is essential to minimize risks. The ideal candidate for hand joint replacement surgery includes individuals who:

·        Can participate in post-surgery therapies.
·        Experience pain and stiffness affecting daily activities.
·        Possess a strong bone structure.


Hand joint replacement surgery, offered at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, provides a solution for individuals with compromised hand joints. This procedure enhances functionality, reduces pain, and offers an opportunity for patients to regain their quality of life. Consultation with a qualified medical professional is crucial to determine suitability and receive personalized guidance.