Knee Replacement surgery is an operation carried out to replace a damaged knee with an artificial joint.
This operation is carried out on adults, especially aged between 60-80.
The most common reason for Knee Replacement Surgery is Osteoarthritis. However, there are couple of other conditions that may require this surgery. Some of them are listed below:
- Knee injury
- Knee deformity with pain and loss of cartilage
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone Displaces
Hip Replacement is a common surgery where damaged hip is replaced with an artificial one also referred to as prosthesis.
Adults of any age can undergo this surgery though most cases have been between the age group 60-80
A modern artificial hip joint has been designed in such a way that it may last for 15 years.
People who have undergone this surgery have reported to have reduction in the pain and betterment in the movement.
The most common reason for Hip Replacement Surgery is Osteoarthritis. However, there are couple of other conditions that may require this surgery. Some of them are listed below:
- A hip injury
- Septic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Bone Displaces
Oncology is a branch of medicine that studies tumors and cancers. An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care to the patients.
Oncology has three main areas:
Medical Oncology – They use chemotherapy or other medications such as Targeted therapy or immunotherapy.
Surgical – They use surgery to remove the tumor and nearby tissue during surgery.
Radiation – They use radiation therapy.
There are other areas classified based on types of cancer:
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Pediatric Oncology
- Hematologist Oncology