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Total joint replacement is the most effective, and sometimes the only way to restore functionality of the joints that are damaged by trauma or disease. Joint pain makes it difficult to perform the simplest activities – walking up the stairs, putting on shoes, not to mention light exercise. At some point patients start to feel pain also during the period of rest, therefore having even sleep disturbances.
Total joint replacement is the replacement of the damaged joint with an artificial implant that works exactly as the real joint and can be used for 20-30 years.
Thanks to the modern technologies there has been a significant leap in prosthetics joint production and now it is possible to treat the disease in very early stages. Surgeons at Premium Medical Clinic perform an average of 200 operations annually for total joint replacement, returning to active life people who at first seem hopelessly ill.
Head of orthopedic surgery at Premium Medical Clinic is medical doctor Uldis Kesteris.Doctor Uldis Kesteris is the leading orthopedic surgeon at Lund University Hospital (Sweden), a board member of the Swedish National Register for Arthroplasty, the head of the South Swedish Bone Grafting Bank. After 20 years spent in Sweden Uldis Kesteris has not only gained the respect from his Scandinavian colleagues, but also earned a reputation as a highly qualified surgeon – often called the surgeon with golden hands.
Uldis Kesteris born in 1961, graduated from Riga Medical Institute. Since 1993 doctor Kasteris has worked as an orthopedic surgeon at Lund University Hospital (Sweden). He performs more than 200 total joint replacement operations annually, as well as conducts training surgery studies for the Latvian orthopedic surgeons. Doctor Uldis Kesteris has been the author of many scientific and methodological works, participated in international conferences and symposiums concerning total joint replacement surgery.
The implants used for the total joint replacement are high quality, latest generation Nex Gen prosthetics, which are registered and used in Scandinavia. For several decades Nex Gen prosthetics have had the highest reliability standards.
After the joint replacement surgery Premium Medical Clinic’s partner hospital – Riga Regional Hospital in Sigulda offers excellent rehabilitation facilities. Rehabilitation is a very important step to restore the joint mobility. Usually full recovery takes about 3 months. During this time the patient learns to use the new joint. The main objectives for the patient and the doctor during the rehabilitation period are: gradual build-up of the movements with the new joint, increasing muscle strength, protection of the established graft and gradual returning to the usual level of activity. The rehabilitation process in Sigulda Hospital is done by the team of certified and highly trained specialists supervised by doctor – Rehabilitologist.
Price for the total joint replacement surgery varies from 8072 – 9586 EUR and include:
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