Hand joint replacement surgery in India is provided by team of expert surgeons, mostly western trained, supported by highly skilled nursing professionals, technicians and aided by state-of-the-art medical equipment at their command. Hospitals in Kerala bring the very best of medical treatments and state of art medical instruments and offer specialized treatment and surgery to patients. Hospitals of Goa and Kerala providing Hand joint replacement surgery are known internationally for standards of health care delivery, success rates and service levels that to at affordable price. India has the technology and the skilled super specialists along with outstanding infrastructure and professional management, nurses and paramedical staff to take on international competition.
Symptoms and Signs of Hands and Wrist Arthritis
The most common symptoms of arthritis of the hands include pain, stiffness, and swelling over the joints. The pain is usually worsened when the joint is moved. Moreover, motion of the joint is frequently limited due to pain and joint contractures. Symptoms can lead to difficulty with daily living activities including tying shoes, buttoning buttons, opening jars, or turning a key in a lock.
Rheumatoid arthritis frequently causes swelling, pain, and stiffness in the wrists, as well as the small joints in the middle and at the base of the fingers. This disease frequently causes hand deformities. Tissue lumps called rheumatoid nodules can form over the joints of the hand and wrist. The joints of the fingers and thumb can become deformed and contracted by the destruction of the supporting ligaments, so that grasping and pinching movements are not possible.
Surgical Options for Hand Joint Replacement Surgery
Surgical options include:
The optimal surgical treatment of arthritis of the hand and wrist varies from patient to patient and is based on many factors. These factors include the patient's age, hand dominance, employment, level of pain, functional goals, and underlying disease.
When is Joint Replacement Surgery the best surgical option?
Joint replacement surgery in the hand is an excellent option for treating arthritis of the hand in older, low-activity patients and for those with rheumatoid arthritis. Joint replacement surgery can provide pain relief, increase finger range of motion, and improve hand function.
Wrist replacement surgery may help retain or recover wrist movements. It may also improve the ability to perform daily living activities, especially if there is arthritis in the elbow and shoulder. During any total joint replacement, the worn-out ends of the bones are removed and replaced by an artificial joint (prosthesis).
Wrist joint replacement can be done as an outpatient procedure, unlike a hip or knee replacement. Wrist replacement surgery is often combined with other procedures to correct deformities or disorders in the tendons, nerves, and small joints of the fingers, and thumb.
Why Goa and Kerala?
Hand joint replacement surgery in India is done under expert medical supervision at hospitals of Kerala Goa and Kerala at affordable price. The Hospitals with their finest Surgery are at par to international standards. Equipped with the cutting edge technology, the health care sector in India has geared up its speed to be one of the most flourishing industries with its excellent facilities, brilliant improvement in infrastructure and world-class treatments. Medical tourism in Goa offers a collection of superb quality hospitals and treatments and thus Goa proves itself to be one of the best places for the medical treatment in the world. Medical tourism in Kerala offers an entire package of surgical treatment in India for specialized healthcare sectors. The surgical package includes domiciliary hospitalization and stay in India, in patient care, post operative medical consultancy with comprehensive healthcare advice.
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