Why might you need joint replacement?
Joint replacement may be recommended following severe joint damage or afflictions that result in ongoing chronic pain. Replacing the joint removes the damaged material that is causing discomfort. The new joint restores the joint to its proper function and allows the patient to use the affected limb as they could before the injury. This stops joint pain and loss of movement from continuing to affect your life in negative ways.
What are the benefits of LCC joint replacement?
An expertly implanted joint replacement is one of the best ways to guarantee long term surgical results. Our expertise and knowledge is targeted to the areas which contribute most to quality of life. We are therefore specialised in offering joint replacement treatments in the arms and legs, such as finger joint replacement, and big toe replacement, to name a few. Our professional surgeons can also work with larger joints including hip and shoulder joint replacement. We are focused on giving you the best experience possible, which is why we provide advice and support for recovery post-surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures as the knee is constantly under pressure. For the same reason, the hip joint is also likely to experience problems that require joint replacement. Digits that are used excessively may also require treatment. For example, thumb joint replacement is a service that the London Cartilage Clinic offers.
Historically, joint replacement prosthetics can last upwards of 10 years. However, modern innovations in medical technology have contributed to making them even longer lasting. The exact lifespan will vary depending on the supplier and how the device has been implanted.
There are many factors that can affect the recovery time for joint replacement surgery. This includes patient anatomy, age, and underlying health conditions. Surgery can vary depending on which joint is being replaced, along with the amount of bone removed. Oftentimes, pain similar to that which you felt prior to the surgery will persist for around two weeks.