Orthopedics

Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip and Knee Joints

Joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee joints is a common procedure with thousands of operations carried out worldwide every single day. The process involves the removal and replacement of either part of or an entire joint that has been damaged or is diseased. When this happens, mobility is greatly affected, and pain and swelling will often occur.

The process involves switching out the affected joint and replacing it with man-made parts, usually comprised of metal or ceramic. These implants are incredibly durable and able to restore mobility while providing much-needed comfort and relief from the pain and swelling. At Blue Tree Clinics, we have many years of experience and have transformed hundreds of lives across Dubai affected by issues associated with the hips and knees.

As well as joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee joints, we are also able to provide replacement surgery for other joints too such as:

  • Shoulders
  • Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Fingers

 

To find out more about what causes joint problems and how we approach treating these problems, read on below.

 

Causes

Damage to the hip or knee joints can often occur as the result of major trauma. This can include a fall from height, car accident or an industrial injury in which the joint is crushed. A common problem that often occurs with athletes is wearing of the joints as a result of overuse – it’s worth noting that wear and tear can also occur as a result of age. This is because as we grow older, bone density decreases leading to bones becoming more brittle.

Other factors include various illnesses. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune condition that affects the immune system causing white blood cells to target bones, joints and muscle tissue. Septic arthritis differs from rheumatoid arthritis in that it is caused by a bacterial infection leading to inflammation of the joint – this is most common in hips and knees.

 

Treatments

Often, issues affecting the hips and knees can be managed through alternative treatments that include walking aids, steroid injections, physiotherapy, medication and exercise. If these treatments are unsuccessful, then joint replacement surgery may be necessary. If the pain is unrelenting, this is typically an indication of extensive damage to the joint which will likely hinder your daily activities.

So we can better assess your needs, we will x-ray the area and provide you with a full physical examination. Our team will also review your medical history so we can tailor our approach to suit your particular needs. Joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee joints in Dubai can be carried out with either a general anaesthetic or a spinal or epidural anaesthetic.

Our skilled orthopedic specialist in Dubai will remove the damaged joint and replace it with an artificial one. This consists of a socket, ball and shaft which connects the hollow in your hip or knee to a hollow in your thigh or shin bone. Following the procedure, you’ll usually be kept in for observation for a few days – pain is expected as the muscles adapt and the body heals.

To help you regain motion and your muscles to strengthen faster our team of physiotherapists will discuss a treatment plan that is tailored to your particular needs.

 

Why choose Blue Tree Clinics?

Backed by many years of experience, you can expect a service from Blue Tree Clinics like no other. Established in Dubai since 2004, our mission has and always be to find a solution for all of your healthcare concerns. Through the use of the latest up-to-date technology and equipment, our experts are able to guide you through our treatment process from start-to-finish. This way, you’ll understand what will happen and most importantly, how it will benefit you.

Dignity, trust, honesty and respect are among the core values which we strictly adhere to. Our multi-skilled team are always here to listen to your healthcare concerns. Whatever your goals might be, we will endeavour to find the best way to help you hit these goals as quickly as possible. A lot of medical providers focus solely on the symptoms – not so at Blue Tree Clinics as we take a holistic approach that focuses on the underlying cause as well.

We operate out of three clinics conveniently situated across Dubai. Thanks to our extended opening times, planning your treatment around your work and social life has never been simpler. So, if you’re searching for the best orthopedists in Dubai, look no further than Blue Tree Clinics.

 

Testimonial

“Called up the team about a serious issue I had been having with my left shoulder. I often found myself in excruciating agony which made it difficult to perform simple tasks, go to work or even sleep. Thanks to the treatment provided by Dr Haidar and his team, I am now able to get a decent night’s sleep.” –Zaharamala