By Nalini Ravichandran published: March 19, 2012 22:00 EDT | update: March 19, 2012 22:02 EDTyear-
A few years ago, the disc of the old Nimjhey M slipped and he was persuaded to do spinal implants.
He did not know that the decision would bring about a new set of health challenges.
He could not stand for a long time except for shoulder pain and had difficulty urinating.
After many diagnostic tests, it is clear that the culprit of his condition is the implant.
"He has a biodegradable implant in his body that has been dissolved and degraded," said Dr. Rajesh Verma, senior consultant in orthopedics at the Artemis Institute, where Nimjhey recently underwent corrective surgery.
The Nimjhey case is not an isolated one.
Thousands of people have implants in all parts of the body-from breasts to hips to knees and spine --
The consequences of botch ups are being dealt.
Recently, all-metal hip implants have become news as they do harm to the body of several people who own them.
Just before that, thousands of women in France and the United Kingdom who underwent breast implants struggled with a chest explosion caused by a silicone leak in breast implants surgery produced by a French company.
So if you're thinking about implants, you need to make sure you make a safe choice.
Before making a decision, we will tell you the factors that need to be considered.
Wrong selection of doctors, hospitals, implants and premature decisions can lead to harmful health consequences.
The most common implants in India include knees and shoulders, followed by hips.
While Western people are more prone to hip problems, we Asians have more knee problems.
This can be attributed to the genetic susceptibility of knee arthritis, coupled with factors such as obesity and an increase in two-wheeled accidents.
In addition to that, awareness and technical improvement, you have a perfect recipe for alternatives.
Doctors say the number of people choosing to replace has increased and young people choose to implant.
"Early knee replacement is common only in people over 65 years of age, but has now moved to the age group under 25 --
At the age of 50, Dr. Allampalam Venkatachalam, consultant for plastic surgery at Chennai Chettinad hospital, said.
Thirty years ago, there were a lot of options and if you chose to replace, you would be pushed into the operating room without much discussion.
Plastic surgeons will determine the shape of the implant, cutting measurements, etc.
The solution at that time was standard and the implant was cement.
But over the past decade, this area has been rapidly improved, leading to new technologies replacing old ones, which means spending less time on the operating table and recovering faster.
Traditional knee implants are made of metal alloys, cobalt chromium, or stainless steel that wear out for about 15 years, but new implants like oxinium implants last twice as long as before, it is a good choice for young people.
Dr Venkatachalam said the products combine the best properties of ceramics and metals.
When they make mistakes, when we hear a lot of success stories about replacement, they make fewer mistakes.
"A lot of garbage --
Ups will appear in the replacement program.
From loose-mounted implants to inferior implants to short
Number of revision surgery for living implants, hip joint, knee joint, spine, etc.
Dr. v k. Gupta, senior consultant and surgeon in orthopedics at the Asian Institute of Medicine, said the situation had escalated.
The quality of the implant is also important.
According to a recent report in the Lancet, many hip and knee replacements failed due to the manufacturer's introduction to the market of products without clinical evidence.
Technical capabilities are also crucial.
High Surgical accuracy is an important factor.
Factors such as the angle and life of implant installation need to be considered.
Dr. Gupta said that people complete procedures in small nursing homes, which may not meet the requirements of cleaning, equipment and standard implants approved by the FDA.
Follow-up care is also a big deal.
If rehabilitation programmes are not followed, this may result in failure of the implant in some cases.
According to the doctor, it is important to check regularly after implantation.
When these programs are screwed up, your life will be a mess.
Infection, loosening, fracture of the implant, and unexplained pain are long-term complications.
Dr. Gupta said that when the implant failed for some reason, the renovation operation was the only option.
The metal on the mental hip implant is dangerous and anyone with a complete metal hip replacement may be in trouble.
According to the British Medical Journal, there are thousands of people in the world.
Due to the metal on the hip metal implant, the wiide is exposed to dangerous high-content toxic metals in the body.
This is especially important in the case of India, as hip replacement is almost random.
Dr. Anuj Dogra, orthopaedic consultant at the Artemis Institute, said that there are more than metal-to-metal hip replacement surgery currently underway.
Other hip replacement operations, such as ceramics on ceramics, stent-free surgery, and traditional cemented carbide surgery, are better than metal, but the cost factor may explain the latter, experts say.
This implant produces a chemical called an ion that leaks into the blood, triggers inflammation and doubles the likelihood of failure.
However, India lacks regulations for hip implants and therefore cannot collect information about their impact.
There are no regulations on hip replacement here and no regulators involved.
Dr. Dogra said that ideally, there would be a need for a patient registration database that should be placed in the registration center each time the operation is completed.
The UK has issued guidelines that all people who perform metal implants on metal implants should conduct annual tests to determine the level of metal ions in their blood.
For those who receive a metal hip replacement, an mri scan or blood test should be recommended to check for elevated ion levels, soft tissue injury or blood poisoning.
Dr. Sumit Khanna, an expert in plastic surgery, said, but now there is no follow-up in India.
For those who choose to plant any alternative surgery, the checklist needs to be carefully planned.