The decision to undergo joint replacement is never an easy one to make. It is usually considered when all other alternatives have failed. In addition to the surgery itself, most people also worry about spending too many days away from home recovering in a hospital.
Your bones form the scaffolding which holds your body together, protects your internal organs, and plays a central role in almost any kind of movement. It is important to have healthy bones and joints throughout your life else you miss out on the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Joint replacement surgery can be intimidating, but patients who know what to expect and are engaged with their joint replacement experience typically have better outcomes. Today, patients can get a customized pre-operative and post-operative program with the help of technology.
The use of stem cell therapy has increased very rapidly over the last decade to such a degree that it is expected to revolutionize the field of Orthopedics. This treatment can be used to treat certain bone and cartilage defects caused by trauma or infection as well as to stimulate ligament and tendon healing in long-standing injuries.