Friday, August 16, 2013

Orthopedic Implants & Instruments



In this fast moving world when competition is high and everybody wishes to run ahead situations come when one can excel or fall back. It may happen with anyone when somebody comes across with situation where one gets accidental injured or simply defected by birth. In certain cases this can cause extensive pain and distress. When doctors conclude that the problem can only be cured by orthopedic surgery, to augment or replace the affected joint, orthopedic Implants comes to mind. You will certainly think how actually it works and what is that.

Orthopedic implants are nothing but medical devices which generally used to support fixation of bones. Moreover, they are also used to replace articulating surfaces in different joints of the body. You might not aware with facts that there are myriad joints and bones that might need repair due to any injury, disease or any other reason. Undoubtedly this advanced technique supports and replacement joints that encourage patients to return to normal life again. This technique has been appreciated but of course there is a risk if it is not handled by experts.

This is completely a surgery which is only and only performed by highly trained surgeons who have specialized in this field. Orthopedic implants are inserted into the body by using surgical procedures. When your bones deteriorated beyond a certain point, the damaged joint is removed and then replaced with an orthopedic implant. In India this concept is recently introduced but it helped many people with their injuries or in other words it gave them completely new life. This treatment is extremely effective in reducing risks related to musculoskeletal disorder. 

You will certainly have one question that how actually orthopedic implants are made. Generally these implants are made from titanium alloys and stainless steel, which are then associated with plastic. The metallic structure offers true strength to the implant, while the plastic part acts as an artificial cartilage. Most frequently, these implants get fit into position and the bone is allowed to grow into the implant for better strength. Sometimes these implants are also cemented for better result.

There are myriad kinds of orthopedic plants and one can use them accordingly. Knee, elbow, hip and shoulder joints are the few joints in the body most affected by loss of cartilage. Implants are made to hold and stress and movement associated with each kind of joint. This can then make working the affected function of the joint and reduce pain while at the same time increasing the mobility of the joint. Different orthopedic instruments are used to insert and position the joints in place inside the body. Some of the popular orthopedic instruments include safety locking plates, interlocking nails, wires, pins, large, small, mini, fragment implants, cranio maxillofacial implants, cannulated screws, external fixators and many more.

Orthopedic Implants can make patients joints workable and at the same time decrease the pain associated with joint movement. This will certainly make patients feel happy and offer the quality life that they had before.

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