Sensei Carl Prather was having severe pain in his knees before seeing Dr. Haleem Chaudhary at Beacon Orthopaedics. After two knee replacements in the same year from Dr. Chaudhary, Sensei Carl is back to martial arts at his local studio in the area.
Dr. Hal Chaudhary, a total hip and knee replacement specialist, takes you through the process of a total hip replacement.
Hi. My name's Dr. Hal Chaudhary, hip and knee replacement specialist here at Beacon Orthopaedics, and I would like to go over a hip replacement model and explain some of the details about it. This is your basic hip replacement.
You have two main components: a thermal component and an acetabular component. People would say perhaps a ball and a socket. The final component that we commonly implant is made of ceramic. It is pink in color, just like you see in the model here. And it articulates with a polyethylene or a plastic socket. And it fits together like this.
We do the hip replacement through an anterior approach so we don't have to cut any muscle or tendon. The femoral component and the acetabular component are fixed with what we call bone ingrowth technology. So the implants themselves have a coating that the bone has affinity for, and there's no cement. After the bone is appropriately prepared we can tap these implants in and then they grow into the bone for long term stability. So, that's your basics of a hip replacement.
Dr. Hal Chaudhary, a total hip and knee replacement specialist at Beacon Orthopaedics, explains a total knee replacement.
Hi, my name is Hal Chaudhary. I'm a hip and knee replacement specialist at Beacon Orthopaedics. I would just like to go over a total knee arthroplasty model and some of the common misconceptions about the surgery.
This here is a model of a knee replacement. Now, a knee replacement is not a knee transplant. So, a lot of people think that there's a big bone resection or that we're taking out the whole knee and putting a new knee in. We are, in a sense, but a knee replacement, more of a surface procedure that it is a complete knee replacement.
Now, the name would maybe lead you astray, thinking it's a total knee replacement, but in reality we keep the collateral ligaments when we do a knee replacement. And we keep the muscles and tendons, which you can't see here. And that the knee replacement is really just a metallic surface replacement of the femur.
So this is a surface metallic replacement of the femur, and we would replace the surface of the tibia, and in between goes a metal plastic or what we call polyethylene piece. So, not a knee transplant. It's a knee replacement. It's essentially a metallic resurfacing of the joint, and we're keeping the ligaments and the tendons.
On September 28, 1940, Dr. Austin Moore performed the first metallic hip replacement surgery. Over the past 80 years, hip replacement surgery has grown into what some would call, "The greatest surgery in modern medicine." Hear from Beacon Orthopaedics Total Joint Replacement Specialist Dr. Haleem Chaudhary about the incredible advancements in joint replacements!
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