A prosthesis is a device designed to replace, as much as possible, the function or appearance of a missing limb or body part. This is mainly done to achieve the body support, maintain cosmetic appearance and function.
Ideally, a prosthesis must be comfortable to wear, easy to put on and remove, light weight, durable and cosmetically pleasing. Furthermore, a prosthesis must function well mechanically and require only reasonable maintenance. Finally, prosthetic use largely depends on the motivation of the individual, as none of the above characteristics matter if the patient will not wear the prosthesis.
Reasons for Amputation - Complications of diabetes and peripheral vascular occlusive disease are the leading causes of amputation (65%) followed by complications of thromboembolic disease and vasculitis. Trauma is the second most common cause of lower extremity amputation (25%) and typically occurs in the young male population. Tumors and congenital malformations less commonly (5% each) result in lower extremity amputation.
In choosing the right prosthesis the following considerations are important:
Contour of the residual limb
Expected function of the prosthesis
Vocation of the patient - For example, whether the patient is employed at a desk job or has major physical activity
Cosmetic importance and financial resources of the patient.
To insure a successful prosthetic outcome, it is necessary to determine the goals of each individual amputee. This should include the patient's expectations for functional activities with the prosthesis. The physical, as well as psychologic or emotional, status of the patient (including any pre-existing or limiting comorbidities) are important considerations.
These could include such issues as strength, endurance, joint contracture, ambulatory status, hemiparesis from a prior stroke, and retinopathy resulting from diabetes. The patient may have been nonambulatory for months and therefore be deconditioned. A program of preprosthetic training would improve the needed upper extremity strength and overall endurance required for prosthetic training.
Our hospitals are located in the northern part of the country specially in the NCR region within a distance of 20-50 kms from the New Delhi airport. Our hospitals are super specialty in the fields of Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Joint Replacement, Cancer Care, Liver and Kidney Transplants and many other brances of medicine. Some of our hospitals specialize only in Joint Replacements and Arthroscopies.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with Computer Navigation and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients.
Our doctors include some of the most famous names in the world of medicine when it comes to Joint Replacements and Arthroscopies. Dr. Mukesh Jain, Dr Ashok Rajgopal, Dr. J. Maheshwari, Dr Subhash Jangid, Dr Praveen Tittal, Dr Anubhav Jain are some of the names which command respect all over the world for the kind of work done by them in their lifetime.
Dr Arun Saroha is one of the best neuro and spine surgeon and is currently director Max Hospitals, Saket & Gurgaon
Dr Virk is specialized bone cancer surgeon in India and is availabe in Mohali, Punjab
Dr Sudeep Jain is a super specialized endoscopic spine and paediatric spine surgeon in Delhi, India
Dr Sandeep Vaish is the Director of Neurosurgery at Fortis Hospitals
Dr Rajgopal is the Director of the Joint Replacement Department at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon
Dr Subhash Jangid is the Director of Joint Replacement at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajvendra Singh is one of the Finest Neurosurgeon in Rajasthan for Spine Surgery
Dr Miglani is one of the finest spine surgeons in India at Fortis Hospitals.
Dr Mukesh Jain is the leading orthopaedic surgeon in western UP at Vardhman Hospital
Dr Oberoi is the Director Joint Replacement at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Jain is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon using Computer Navigation
Dr Jayant Arora is one of the most prolific Joint Replacement Surgeon in India
Dr Sharma is an excellent Knee Replacement Surgeon at W Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Padman is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon in the NCR Region
Dr Marya is one of the seniormost Knee Replacement Surgeon in the country.
Dr Singh Raj is one of the best Knee Replacement Surgeons in the NCR Region
Dr Tittal is one of the Best Arthroscopic Surgeons in the Country.
Dr Ramankant Agarwal is one of the Best Shoulder Joint Specialist in the country.
Dr Vikas Gupta is one of the Best Hand Surgeon in the country.
Dr Sarup is one of the Best Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the country.
Dr Yash is one of the finest non surgical specialist for Joint Pain Treatment.
Kim Brian from the Sacramento County of California, USA came to India to get Hip Replacement Surgery done. He travelled alone because he could not afford the expenses for an attendant. His surgery was done by Dr IPS Oberoi at Artemis Health Institute. Watch this video where Kim is sharing his experiences.
Mr. Mark Wisman suffered an injury to his knee while driving his pickup. For years he lived in pain and finally landed in India for Total Knee Replacement Surgery to be done by Dr. Ashok Rajgopal at Medanta Medicity. He had some interesting things to say about treatment in India specially the cost of the treatment.
Mr Mphoso got spine surgery done in Pretoria, South Africa in Dec 2016 but did not get relief from back pain. His search ended with Dr Vikas Khaturia in India who performed Revision Spine Surgery at one level and Fusion Surgery at another Level. The surgery was done in July 2017 and the delighted patient has this to say.