Limb salvage surgery is a type of surgery primarily performed to remove bone and soft-tissue cancers occurring in limbs in order to avoid amputation. In recent years, limb salvage has been extended more and more to patients severely affected by chronic degenerative bone and joint diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or those facing diabetic limb amputation or acute and chronic limb wounds.
As recently as 10 to 20 years ago, the surgical answer to aggressive tumors of the extremity was amputation. While this is necessary in certain cases today, many patients are treated with limb salvage, or limb sparing surgery, with similar results. These operations are designed to save the limb while removing the tumor. Special prostheses, bone grafts, and bone transplantation, are all techniques used in these surgeries.
After determining that limb salvage is appropriate for a particular patient, the doctor makes sure that the patient understands what the outcome of surgery is likely to be, that the implant may fail, and that additional surgery—even amputation—may be necessary.
Physical and occupational therapists help prepare the patient for surgery by introducing the muscle-strengthening, ambulation (walking), and range of motion (ROM) exercises the patient will begin performing right after the operation.
During the five to 10 days the patient remains in the hospital following surgery, nurses monitor sensation and blood flow in the affected extremity and watch for signs that the patient may be developing pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, or deep-vein thrombosis.
The doctor prescribes broad-spectrum antibiotics for at least the first 48 hours after the operation and often prescribes medication (prophylactic anticoagulants) and antiembolism stockings to prevent blood clots. A drainage tube placed in the wound for the first 24–48 hours prevents blood (hematoma) and fluid (seroma) from accumulating at the surgical site. As postoperative pain becomes less intense, mild narcotics or anti-inflammatory medications replace the epidural catheter or patient-controlled analgesic pump used to relieve pain immediately after the operation.
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.
We have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Bone Densitometry (DEXA), Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler which gives us the diagnostic confidence for providing the right treatment.
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.
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