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Joint Replacement Manchester

Orthopedic Surgery in Manchester

Joint Replacement Manchester

Joint Replacement Manchester

Whether you have overdone it during a sporting activity, or are experiencing the wear-and-tear of repetitive use or aging, if you need joint replacement surgery in Manchester, you want to go to the top orthopedic surgeon with a proven track record. Dr. Vipul Dua is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon and someone who takes a personal interest in your wellness. At our office, we treat patients on an individual basis and believe in exploring the use of conservative treatments before recommending surgery. Our practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic-assisted procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may heal rapidly and return to your active lifestyle. In addition, our orthopedic care is second to none. Our professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. If you are seeking a compassionate and highly skilled orthopedist, Dr. Dua is here to help you. He treats many orthopedic problems including joint replacement.

Using the most advanced surgical procedures for joint replacement in Manchester, Dr. Dua excels in arthroscopy and robotic-assisted procedures. Unlike traditional surgery where large incisions are made, arthroscopy uses very small incisions, about the size of a grain of rice. An endoscope, a small camera with a light at the end of it, is placed through the incisions into the joint. The images are relayed back to a large screen where the doctor can find and repair the joint damage. Many of these procedures can be performed as an outpatient and healing is much faster that traditional surgery. Robotic-assisted technology is used to enable this orthopedic surgeon to plan partial knee or total hip replacement procedures by using three-dimensional computer imaging based on a CT scan. This allows him to determine optimal implant size, position, and alignment for each individual patient, and to map out accurately the areas of bone they want to remove. During surgery, the robotic arm system provides visual, auditory, and tactile control to help assure that surgeons cut away only the damaged bone. Recovery time is relatively fast and post-op discomfort is minimal.

Our office is also very involved in your healing process. Detailed post-operative guidelines for each procedure are discussed with our patients and can be found on our website for easy reference. As part of our treatment, our office wants to empower his patients with tools to help them recover in the comfort of their home. Your level of post-operative activity is discussed, dressing and wound care are explained, pain management strategies, including pain medications, are provided, and prophylactic antibiotic protocol is detailed all with the intention of encouraging rapid and complete healing. Our goal is to see you through the entire healing process as a team. If you are looking for an orthopedic surgeon who excels in joint replacement in Manchester, give Dr. Dua a call today.

2800 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 106
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 383-7571

Manchester joint replacement

Orthopedic surgery office in Manchester

 Manchester joint replacement

Manchester joint replacement

Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. is a highly skilled and top orthopedic surgeon who offers comprehensive treatments  to many orthopedic problems. This includes robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), primary hip and knee reconstruction or replacement, partial knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgery, shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repair, fracture surgery, and arthritis management.

Simply put, joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is an articulating structure where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder.  In some cases, your orthopedic surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts. For joint replacement in Manchester, your doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often with more than 300,000 performed annually on each joint. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows. A new joint, called a prosthesis, can be made of several materials: plastic, metal, or ceramic parts. It may be cemented into place or not cemented, so that your bone will grow into it. Both methods may be combined to keep the new joint in place. A cemented joint is used more often in older people who do not move around as much and in people with weakened bones. The cement holds the new joint to the bone. An uncemented joint is often recommended for younger, more active people and those with good bone density. It may take longer to heal, because it takes longer for bone to grow and attach to it.

When your surgery is completed, your orthopedic surgeon will provide you with post-operative instructions to help you continue your recovery and improve your strength and flexibility. After your Manchester joint replacement, wound care is discussed and an antibiotic protocol will be offered when needed. When you partner with us for all your orthopedic needs, we follow up long after your need for rehabilitation is over. Dr. Dua is here to help you get better and back to doing all the activities you enjoy.

2800 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 106
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 383-7571