The Adelaide-Hip-&-Knee-Center offers a surgically corrective hip joint surgery that reconstructs the joint and stabilizes it in patients with various complex injuries, including torn cartilage, ligaments, tendons and meniscus tears. This type of surgery is one of the few minimally invasive reconstructive surgeries. The patient lies on a table inside the surgical unit, and a laparoscope, a thin tube with a light at the bottom, is used to guide the surgeon through the incisions. The surgeon then makes small incisions in various places around the hip and knee to remove excess tissue and pull tight the joint. The final results are dramatic.
Because the hip and knee are so complex, the risks and benefits of this surgery are more complicated than simply a cut and hold incision. The first step is to assess the patient’s overall health and consider any issues such as arthritis or other medical conditions that could interfere with the results of the surgery. The patient should also be told what type of physical activities will be performed during recovery and how soon they can resume normal activities. The surgery should not be combined with any other surgeries, medications or treatments unless the patient specifically requests it.
Patients are placed in a minimally invasive surgical suite where the Hip-&-Knee-Center surgeon places the new hip into the incisions made for the procedure. One of the advantages of this procedure is that it can be done on an outpatient basis. This minimally invasive technique offers an immediate, painless recovery and can be done in less than half an hour. In addition, patients recover from this procedure without experiencing any significant side effects such as bruising, swelling, numbness or tingling.
During the procedure, the patient lies on a table inside a high-end suite. They are then placed in a reclined position with the hips and knees gently positioned by ultrasound during the procedure. If desired, splints may be placed on the hip joint or the incision site to protect the hip. In any discomfort, the patients can be monitored at regular intervals by their Orthopaedic Surgeon.
The Adelaide-Hip-&-Knee-Center team is made up of licensed professionals who know what they are doing. The patient may have some discomfort or minor swelling after the procedure. Pain medications should be administered if the pain is felt. A compression garment may also be worn to assist in the healing of the incision site. The patient is expected to be in the hospital for one or two nights and may be required to wear a cast for the first few days until complete healing occurs.
There are several different procedures that the Hip-&-Knee-Center team can perform. Arthroscopic resection removes bone and tissue to improve joint mobility. The thigh bone or hip joint is simply removed, then the prosthesis or exoskeleton is fashioned on the spot. Full strength and motion control are restored by replacing the damaged portion of the hip or thigh with an appropriate replica. Laser-assisted resurfacing and hip replacement are other surgical procedures that may be performed in the Hip-&-Knee Center.
Robotic Surgery Adelaide is a more invasive operation in which the patient’s muscles and fascia repair a hip joint that was damaged by arthritis, surgery, a traumatic injury, or trauma. The patient is fitted with a customized walking device that mimics the natural movements of the hip. The device is then controlled by the patient using a specially designed mechanical interface.
In Robotic Surgery Adelaide, you will have access to physical therapists to help with your rehabilitation. The Physical Therapists will focus on making the movements comfortable for you and teaching you how to avoid further injury. You will also get to learn how to take care of your joints and take proper nutrition properly. You may also benefit from working with someone who has already been through this type of procedure before, such as an Orthopaedic Surgeon.