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Total Hip Reconstruction

Preoperative Explanation:

Remove the thickened synovial membrane, spurs and eroded cartilage. Correct the deformed extremity and limited range of motion. Then, create a brand new articulating surface by inserting prosthesis. Successful rate: around 90~95%The possible benefits you would obtain from it are listed below; however, it is not guaranteed that you would definitely gain any of them. You should weigh the possible benefits against the surgical risks before you make the decision.

a. As for osteoarthritis:

Correct the deformity and limited range of motion.
Relieve the inflammation and pain.
Enable your walking ability.
Improve your quality of life.

b. As for rheumatic arthritis:

Remove the thickened synovium.
Relieve the inflammation and pain.
Enable your walking ability.
Improve your quality of life.

c. As for septic arthritis, hemophilia hemorrhagic arthrosis or post-traumatic arthrosis:

Correct deformity.
Improve your walking ability.
Improve your quality of life.

Anesthesia:

Under general anesthesia, part of the lung would collapse and dysfunction. This would increase the post-op pneumatic infection rate. Antibiotic and respiratory therapy would be required under such circumstances. Accordingly, regional anesthesia would be preferred if possible. However, the anesthetist would provide the best suggestion for each condition.

Operation Time:

This depends on several factors, such as the degrees of deformities, the soft tissue condition, the obesity of the patients and so on. Generally, it would take from one to 3 hours.

Hospitalization:

This depends on several different factors, such as the medical comorbidities, the wound condition, the age of patient, the nutritional status and so on. Generally, it would take you from 5 days to about 2 weeks in the hospital.

Recovery Time:

This differs from patient to patient. Usually, patients may start protective ambulation the day after operation.

Risks/Complications/Side Effects:

  • Thrombolization or fat embolization would be possible, which would produce symptoms, such as a painful swollen extremity. The thromboli would possibly be flushed into blood stream and become emboli. On rare occasion, it would be brought to the lung and cause fatal complication.
  • Under stressful condition, some people would experience a heart attack, a stroke or a stress ulcer.
  • On rare occasion, tissue ischemia or paralysis may result from neurovascular damage while performing the surgery and lead to possible amputation. d. Post-op wound infection is related to the wound management and the patient’s condition.
  • Dislocation rate is closely related to the malposition of the hip joint. ◎Our staff would do the best we can to care our patients; however, it is not possible to alleviate all the risks form the surgery or treatment. Unexpected risks or even death is still possible.

Post Operative Care:

a. OPD follow up
b. Physiotherapy


Total Knee Arthroplasty

Preoperative Explanation:

Remove the thickened synovial membrane, spurs and eroded cartilage. Correct the deformed extremity and limited range of motion. Then, create a brand new articulating surface by inserting prosthesis. Successful rate: around 90~95%The possible benefits you would obtain from it are listed below; however, it is not guaranteed that you would definitely gain any of them. You should weigh the possible benefits against the surgical risks before you make the decision.

a. As for osteoarthritis:

Correct the deformity and limited range of motion.
Relieve the inflammation and pain.
Enable your walking ability.
Improve your quality of life.

b. As for rheumatic arthritis:

Remove the thickened synovium.
Relieve the inflammation and pain.
Enable your walking ability.
Improve your quality of life.

c. As for septic arthritis, hemophilia hemorrhagic arthrosis or post-traumatic arthrosis:

Correct deformity.
Improve your walking ability.
Improve your quality of life.

Anesthesia:

Under general anesthesia, part of the lung would collapse and dysfunction. This would increase the post-op pneumatic infection rate. Antibiotic and respiratory therapy would be required under such circumstances. Accordingly, regional anesthesia would be preferred if possible. However, the anesthetist would provide the best suggestion for each condition.

Operation Time:

This depends on several factors, such as the degrees of deformities, the soft tissue condition, the obesity of the patients and so on. Generally, it would take from one to 3 hours.

Hospitalization:

This depends on several different factors, such as the medical comorbidities, the wound condition, the age of patient, the nutritional status and so on. Generally, it would take you from 5 days to about 2 weeks in the hospital.

Recovery Time:

This differs from patient to patient. Usually, patients may start ROM exercise and ambulation the day after operation.

Risks/Complications/Side Effects:

  • Thrombolization or fat embolization would be possible, which would produce symptoms, such as a painful swollen extremity. The thromboli would possibly be flushed into blood stream and become emboli. On rare occasion, it would be brought to the lung and cause fatal complication.
  • Under stressful condition, some people would experience a heart attack, a stroke or a stress ulcer.
  • On rare occasion, tissue ischemia or paralysis may result from neurovascular damage while performing the surgery and lead to possible amputation. d. Post-op wound infection is related to the wound management and the patient’s condition.
  • Our staff would do the best we can to care our patients; however, it is not possible to alleviate all the risks form the surgery or treatment. Unexpected risks or even death is still possible.

Post Operative Care:

a. OPD follow up
b. Physiotherapy


Revision Total Hip Reconstruction

Preoperative Explanation:

Remove the loosened prosthesis, the worn linear and the debris. Bone-graft the osteolytic area. Correct the deformed extremity and limited range of motion. Then, create a brand new articulating surface by inserting prosthesis.
Successful rate: around 90~95%

Anesthesia:

Under general anesthesia, part of the lung would collapse and dysfunction. This would increase the post-op pneumatic infection rate. Antibiotic and respiratory therapy would be required under such circumstances.

Operation Time:

This depends on several factors, such as the degrees of deformities, the degreed of osteolysis, the soft tissue condition, the obesity of the patients and so on. Generally, it would take from 3 to 6 hours.

Hospitalization:

This depends on several different factors, such as the medical comorbidities, the wound condition, the age of patient, the nutritional status and so on. Generally, it would take you from 5 days to about 2 weeks in the hospital.

Recovery Time:

This differs from patient to patient. Usually, patients may start protective ambulation the day after operation.

Risks/Complications/Side Effects:

  1. Thrombolization or fat embolization would be possible, which would produce symptoms, such as a painful swollen extremity. The thromboli would possibly be flushed into blood stream and become emboli. On rare occasion, it would be brought to the lung and cause fatal complication.
  2. Under stressful condition, some people would experience a heart attack, a stroke or a stress ulcer.
  3. On rare occasion, tissue ischemia or paralysis may result from neurovascular damage while performing the surgery and lead to possible amputation.
  4. Post-op wound infection is related to the wound management and the patient’s condition.
  5. Dislocation rate is closely related to the malposition of the hip joint.
  6. Our staff would do the best we can to care our patients; however, it is not possible to alleviate all the risks form the surgery or treatment. Unexpected risks or even death is still possible.

Post Operative Care:

a. OPD follow up
b. Physiotherapy


Spine Surgery

Preoperative Explanation:

Remove the spurs, thickened yellow ligament and herniated intervertebral discs to decompress the stenotic spinal canal. If segmental instabilities exist, spinal instrumentation and fusion may be performed. Back pain, sciatica and intermittent claudication may get relieved after the operation.
Successful rate: around 90~95%

Anesthesia:

Under general anesthesia, part of the lung would collapse and dysfunction. This would increase the post-op pneumatic infection rate. Antibiotic and respiratory therapy would be required under such circumstances.

Operation Time:

This depends on several factors, such as the degrees of stenosis, the involved segments, the need for instrumentation or fusion, the previous surgery, the soft tissue condition, the obesity of the patients and so on. Generally, it would take from one to several hours.

Hospitalization:

This depends on several different factors, such as the medical comorbidities, the wound condition, the age of patient, the nutritional status and so on. Generally, it would take you from 5 days to about 2 weeks in the hospital.

Recovery Time:

This differs from patient to patient. Usually, patients may start ambulation the day after operation.

Risks/Complications/Side Effects:

  1. Thrombolization or fat embolization would be possible, which would produce symptoms, such as a painful swollen extremity. The thromboli would possibly be flushed into blood stream and become emboli. On rare occasion, it would be brought to the lung and cause fatal complication.
  2. Under stressful condition, some people would experience a heart attack, a stroke or a stress ulcer.
  3. On rare occasion, tissue ischemia or paralysis may result from neurovascular damage while performing the surgery.
  4. Post-op wound infection is related to the wound management and the patient’s condition.
  5. Our staff would do the best we can to care our patients; however, it is not possible to alleviate all the risks form the surgery or treatment. Unexpected risks or even death is still possible.

Post Operative Care:

a. OPD follow up
b. Physiotherapy



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