Auckland Orthopaedic Group
Private Service, Orthopaedics, Spinal
Joint Replacement (Ankle, Elbow, Knee, Shoulder and Hip)
Occasionally blood transfusions are required; if you have some concerns raise this with your surgeon during consultation.
An incision (cut) is made in the front of, and several smaller cuts on the outside of, the ankle. The damaged ankle joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant.
An incision (cut) is made on the side of the thigh to allow the surgeon access to the hip joint. The diseased and damaged parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with smooth, artificial metal ‘ball’ and plastic ‘socket’ parts.
An incision (cut) is made on the front of the knee to allow the surgeon access to the knee joint. The damaged and painful areas of the thigh bone (femur) and lower leg bone (tibia), including the knee joint, are removed and replaced with metal and plastic parts.
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