Many middle-aged persons and elders are having need pain that may need joint replacment surgery in latter part of their life.
This surgery becomes necessary when the cartilage that protects the hips, knee and other joints wears out.
Cartilage cushions the bone in the joint, absorbing shock and aiding movement.
When the cartilage wears out, the joint becomes inflammed and painful. This condition is commonly known as arthritis.
Common causes of arthritis: injuries (sports or trauma), increased body weight, ageing and hereditary.
When pain is unbearable, joint replacement surgery may be necessary.
The surgery is regarded a major operation. That is why the doctor usually ask the patient “the last words for the family” just before the opearation.
But, take care of the post-surgery health care. It is the begining of a complicated process.