Joint Surgeries

What Is Joint Surgery?

Joint surgery is also known as joint replacement surgery or replacement arthroplasty. As the name indicates, it is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged joint with an artificial device. The artificial device is constructed with plastic, metal, or ceramic material.

The damaged joints can be of the knee, ankle, elbow, wrist, hip, or shoulders. The artificial device that replaces a damaged joint is known as a prosthesis. A joint surgery takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, and the hospital stay after surgery is about 2 to 3 days, depending on the patient’s condition and joint surgery type.


The conditions that may require joint surgeries include:

4 Common Types Of Joint Surgeries

Following are the types of joint surgeries performed according to the patient’s need and the type of joint affected.

Knee replacement surgery is further categorized into two types. Total knee replacement and partial knee replacement surgery. Our knee joint is sectioned into three main compartments or parts:

  • The lateral compartment
  • The medial compartment
  • The patellofemoral compartment

A partial knee replacement procedure is done when damage occurs in only one or two knee compartments, while total knee replacement surgery is performed when all three parts of the knee are affected and need to be replaced.

Like total knee replacement surgery, total joint surgery involves replacing all parts of damaged joints with artificial devices. It can include the joints of the hip, knee, shoulders, or any other body part consisting of damaged joints.

Shoulder replacement surgery is of three main types—total, partial, and reverse shoulder replacement surgery. In the reverse shoulder replacement procedure, the positions of the shoulder parts, i.e., ball and socket, are reversed.

An artificial ball is attached to the shoulder blade, and the prosthetic socket is surgically placed at the top of the upper arm.

By reversing shoulder parts, the shoulder bypasses (avoids) the damaged tendons and muscles and utilizes the artificial joints instead

In this type, the damaged hip joints are surgically removed and replaced with an artificial implant, also known as a hip prosthetic.

Benefits Of Joint Surgeries

Minimally invasive procedure
Eases pain
Restores movement
Restores walking
Improves overall general health

Why Symbiosis?

At Symbiosis, we provide specialized care to patients with our professional healthcare specialists and State-of-art infrastructure
You will receive cost-effective treatment with no compromises in the quality of healthcare.
24-hour onboard staff for handling emergencies, ensuring comfort, and speedy recovery.
Symbiosis treats patients using highly advanced medical equipment and technologies that prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and rehabilitates illnesses in the most safe and effective way.
Symbiosis is equipped with professionally trained and skilled field specialist surgeons that can deal with challenging situations and provide top-notch healthcare.


Joint surgery is an effective procedure for replacing damaged joints. It eases chronic (long-term) pain and improves movement. Complications, such as blood clots, wounds, or infections can occur, but are uncommon. The overall success rate of joint surgeries is 90-95%, restoring joint functioning and movement for above 10 years
The usual time period that a joint surgery lasts is about 15 years to 2 decades. However, possible complications are rare that may need reoperation after surgery
The recovery time of joint surgeries varies depending on the patient condition and type of surgery performed, any complications involved, and the physical and mental efforts contributed by the patient in recovery. Generally, complete recovery takes approximately 6 weeks to 3 months, and the pain eases gradually with time within up to a few weeks.

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