We, Kovilpatti Venkateswara Hospitals, are the pioneer in Joint Replacement Surgery and the first hospital in south Tamilnadu to have a state of the art well equipped separate theatre with conventional LAMINAR FLOW for Joint Replacement Surgery. We have performed significant number of successful Hip, Knee, Elbow and Shoulder Replacement Surgeries with excellent outcomes. Our surgeons have diverse expertise and are a resource for treating various joint disorders with commitment to provide safe and effective solutions for people with a wide range of orthopaedic condition from broken bones to spinal disorders.
Joint replacement surgeries are a requisite in treating severe cases of arthritis (old age degenerative changes), post joint injuries, rheumatoid/ rheumatic and other inflammatory diseases, congenital dislocation of hip, post septic arthritis, etc. These conditions are caused when the articular cartilage that glides over each other are worn out resulting in explosion of underlying raw bone and irritation of nerve endings causing pain during joint movements.
Arthroplasty/Joint Replacement Surgery is one of the common surgical procedures performed successfully by our team of skilled and experienced surgeons to treat damaged, post-traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritic degenerative joints and non repairable joint fractures problems. These conditions are rectified by replacing the damaged parts by artificial joint made out of metal (an alloy of stainless steel/titanium/oxinium), ceramic or high quality plastic (Highly cross linked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene).
Total joint replacement is being termed as a misnomer in which only the degenerated articular cartilage is shaved off and replaced and the bone is preserved.
1) Total Knee Replacement
Unicondylar Knee replacement (which requires only a small incision and assures fast recovery).
Hi-flex knees (where the patient can comfortably move and squat normally, which is not possible in conventional knee replacements procedures).
Failed or revision joint replacement.
Infected joint replacement.
Total joint replacement for tumors.
2) Total Hip Replacement
Cement-less total hip replacement (ideal for younger patients).
Cemented total hip replacement
Hip Resurfacing / Surface replacement arthroplasty.
Cement-less bipolar / partial hip replacement in elderly with fracture neck femur.
Elbow and Shoulder replacement.
Revision joint replacement recommended for those whose suffer from failed previous replacements surgery.
Authored By Dr.S.Dhamodaran - MBBS Orthopaedic surgeon, Kovilpatti