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Joint Preservation

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What is Joint Preservation?

Joint preservation restores joint function and delays the need for joint replacement. When cartilage degenerates due to osteoarthritis there is increased friction between the bone ends leading to stiffness, pain and limited range of motion. Our specialists are experienced in identifying and treating patients whose joint problems do not require immediate surgery. Joint preservation reconstructs the joint to offer relief and delays the necessity for a joint replacement. The procedure is more successful in younger patients with arthritis limited to certain areas of the joint. 

Joint preservation techniques 

Specific osteotomies (surgical cut to the bone) and distraction to realign the joint 

Rehabilitation

Physical therapy to strengthen the joints and muscles and to help restore mobility 

Cartilage restoration techniques

  • Microfracture surgery

  • Drilling

  • Abrasion arthroplasty 

  • Autologous chondrocyte implantation Osteochondral autograft transplantation

OUR CONSULTANTS

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Dr Bhupesh Karthik

MBBS, MS (Ortho), MCh (Ortho)

Executive Director and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Dr Santhosh T

MBBS, DIP (Ortho Surgery), MSc

 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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