Joint Replacement Surgery
The Joint Replacement Surgery Unit cares for joint replacement, rheumatoid arthritis, and bone tumour patients. Of the approximately 1,400 operations performed every year, knee and hip replacement surgeries are the most common. The unit also performs joint debridement and arthrodesis procedures for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Approximately 50 operations are performed every year to treat rare bone tumours. These operations are centralised at university hospitals.
The Treatment Process of a Joint Replacement Patient
- The patient is admitted for treatment based on a referral from a physician.
- The decision to operate is made based on national criteria regarding access to treatment.
- During the preoperative visit, the patient meets with the doctor performing the operation, a specialised nurse, a physiotherapist and the anaesthesiologist.
- Modern surgical methods and high-quality joint prostheses with excellent long-term research and follow-up results are used in the operations.
- After the surgery, the patient is transferred to the joint replacement surgery inpatient ward, from which they are discharged or transferred to a further treatment location.
- In two to three months, patients attend the outpatient clinic for a post-operative control visit.