Tuesday, 3 June 2014

All you need to know about Orthopedic Implants

For a lot of people the word orthopedic implant may sound a little unknown. Unfortunately, if this term is introduced to us while we are in the hospital after an injury of self or a close one it might for once send down ripples and create panic. However, with advanced technologies and sophisticated instruments it should be of no reason to worry.

It is a medical device that is manufactured to replace a missing joint or bone or to support a damaged bone. In case of an accident or a deformation of the bones in the human body the patient has to go for internal fixation of the bones. This implies that through a surgical implementation an orthopedic operation is carried out to fix the damaged bone of the person injured. They replace or reinforce the damaged structure.


Orthopedic Bone Plates
Orthopedic Bone Plates
There are several types of medical implants and amongst the most common are the pins, rods, screws and plates used to anchor fractured bones while they heal. Since, these medical implants need to be within the body there can be no compromise on the material that is being used to manufacture these artificial joints. The best of steel along with titanium alloys that are coated with fine plastic if required has to be used to maintain quality. The surface of the implants that contact the body should be of bio medical material such as titanium, silicone or apatite depending on what suits the body best. This helps the body to accept the artificial implant easily.  

Things to be kept in mind while going for an orthopedic implant: 

  • Apart from the above mentioned important criteria, that there can be no compromise on quality and the material being implanted, the implant should also be modified according to the need of the body.
  • The surgery should be carried out by the best surgeons so that the results are as desired.
  • The post operation instructions should be carried out carefully so that no chances of infection remain.
  • The exercises that are recommended should be followed as per the doctor’s advice.
  • The company that is providing the implant should be reputed and has been certified.
  • The technology should be the latest.
  • The best players in the market like GPC Medical Limited who are known for their quality goods and a trusted wide customer base all over the world should be considered.
  • The implant being used should not be overpriced.
  • The patient should have faith and keep a positive outlook.
  • Therefore, we can conclude that the success of an orthopedic implant is a collective exercise involving many people with the right skills and trusted manufacturers.
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