An NHS Highland spokesman said: "We recognise that our current waiting times for patients requiring joint replacement surgery
are longer than we all would wish and we apologise to these patients.
A 2014 study published in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology found that one-third of patients who undergo knee replacement surgery
may not be appropriate candidates for the procedure because their symptoms are not severe enough to merit aggressive intervention like surgery.
Less intensive statin therapy was associated with significantly less need for joint replacement surgery
in rheumatoid arthritis patients, but not in those with osteoarthritis, she said at the meeting, sponsored by the Osteoarthritis Research Society International.
"Considering the rising incidence of knee pain and the requirement of knee replacement surgeries, bringing a change in mindset and attitude of Indians towards knee replacement surgery
is the call of the hour", he concluded.
104-year-old woman undergoes hip replacement surgery
Total hip replacement surgery
was associated with more surgical complications than other treatment methods, with 10% of total hip replacement surgery
patients experiencing a complication.
Bone implant are mostly used in shoulder, hip, knee, and elbow replacement surgery
. In case of fractured vertebra bone cement is injected into the affected site filling the void space and reducing stress on other vertebras.
Indian shoulder replacement specialist Ashish Babhulkar was invited to perform the operations at the hospital during a workshop attended by more than 50 Kenyan orthopaedic specialists.Nairobi Hospital chief executive Gordon Odundo emphasised the significance of the invasive technology in shoulder replacement surgery
Synopsis: Sometimes it seems that everybody is having knee replacement surgery
Objective: To determine the frequency of angiographically significant coronary artery disease in patients undergoing valve replacement surgery
with or without risk factors for atherosclerosis.
He also added, "The future of health and science is going to revolutionize the way surgeons like myself work, as technology like this will help us lead in research and education when it comes to the science of knee replacement surgery
. Also we can provide this cutting edge technology to our patients so they do not need to travel abroad seeking such services".