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From joint replacement to sports medicine, treatment of osteoporosis or fractures and much more, Zulekha Hospital provides the best expertise in the whole GCC. Our team of highly skilled Orthopaedic surgeons perform surgical procedures including the most current arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques like major joint replacements, arthroscopies and much more.

Clinical excellence in the following orthopedic surgical procedures:

  • Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Hip Replacement Surgery

  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery
A gradual wearing away of the cartilage results in exposure of underlying bone, reduction of joint space and friction at the exposed surfaces, altering the mechanics and creating a gnawing pain with every movement. Knee Replacement surgery is performed to relieve pain and disability caused due to arthritis and to help resume normal activities in the knee.

Severe knee pain that restricts everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs and getting up from chairs. Severe knee pain while resting. Knee inflammation and swelling that does not improve with medication and rest. Knee stiffness-inability to bend or straighten the knee.

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material. The knee is a hinge joint which provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. The thigh bone (or femur) abuts the large bone of the lower leg (tibia) at the knee joint. During a total knee replacement, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a channeled plastic piece with a metal stem.

Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement is a surgery that helps in restoring normal activities by replacing the arthritic surfaces with highly polished metal cups and pins.

Pain when bearing weight on the affected hip Limping Limitation of movement Limb Length Discrepancy

During a hip replacement surgery, the surgeon replaces the head of the femur and acetabulum with new, artificial parts. The new hip is made of materials that allow a natural gliding motion of the joint. The parts used to replace the joint come in two general varieties: cemented and uncemented. Cemented parts are fastened to existing, healthy bone with a special glue or cement. Hip replacement using these parts is referred to as a “cemented” procedure. Uncemented parts rely on a process called biologic fixation, which holds them in place. This means that the parts are made with a porous surface that allows the patient’s own bone to grow into the pores and hold the new parts in place.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Shoulder Replacement Surgery is performed to relieve stiffness and pain that prevents one from performing basic activities of lifting objects, combing hair, dressing etc. Shoulder Replacement surgery gives greater range of motion and allows one to return to normal activities. The main cause for shoulder joint pain or stiffness is arthritis, both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Other reasons include sports injuries, fracture in the shoulder and failed replacements.

Deep ache within the shoulder joint that worsens with activity or motion. Grinding and grating noises when the shoulder is moved. Shoulder catch, lock, and grab. Difficulty in performing simple daily activities like opening a cupboard, raising the arms, dressing etc.

Shoulder resurfacing and replacement in case of severe arthritis. In shoulder replacement surgery the parts of the bones that rub together are resurfaced with metal alloys and high density polyethylene inserts. The common painful conditions of the shoulder like impingement, A-C joint dysfunction, rotator cuff pathology, calcific deposit, instability and bursitis can be treated by arthroscopy and arthroscopy assisted surgery. For shoulder fractures, minimal and less invasive techniques are used.