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.