When one is undergoing a great deal of pain due to musculoskeletal injuries, they must have the utmost faith in their doctor, who will take them through the steps of orthopedic surgery. A joint replacement procedure usually takes less than two hours, but recovery and rehabilitation can last months.
Surgeries involving knee and hip replacement in India can fall into the categories of Computer Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Traumatic Orthopaedic Surgery, Articular Surface Replacement Hip Surgery,Total Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery among several others. A surgeon should be comfortable guiding the patients through the steps of these different procedures.
Dr. Marya has been involved in orthopedic surgery for over 35 years and has an impressive resume that flaunts 15,000 joint replacement surgeries, including more than 3,500 simultaneous knee replacement surgeries and 3000 hip replacement surgeries that he has conducted. Dr. Marya’s areas of specialization include Joint Replacement Surgery for the joints of upper and lower limbs (Primary and Revision) and Trauma Management based on AO Principles. He has initiated the Unicompartmental (Half Knee) replacement and has done exclusive work on fractures in joint replacement. He has also introduced computer-assisted joint replacement surgery.
As far as leadership roles are concerned, Dr. Marya has served as the President of the Arthroplasty Society in Asia (2015-17) and the Chairman of Knee Arthroplasty SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology). He is a Permanent Board Member of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society and a member of the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons. He has also pioneered bilateral knee and hip replacement in India i.e., replacing both joints in one sitting. Dr. Marya is associated with Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket.
Your journey with your surgeon is not just limited to the surgery but extends into future checkups and assistance so that you make a full recovery. Following the surgery, one undergoes considerable physical therapy. The surgeon and physical therapy team will design a program that’s right for you. Since every medical procedure carries the risk of bleeding, blood clots, and infection, it is your doctor’s duty to explain these risks and the procedure for post-surgery care, which will help you minimize these dangers. Your relationship with your surgeon is one of trust and comfort, and thus you should invest your time and energy into finding a surgeon who has an impeccable record and does out of his way to gain your trust.
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