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Samitivej Smart Joint Center

Samitivej Smart Joint Center

Samitivej Chinatown Hospital - Samitivej Smart Joint Center
The Samitivej Smart Joint Center is a specialized unit for bone and joint health. Our team of highly skilled physicians is ready to provide osteoarthritis patients with comprehensive care, from initial diagnosis through to pharmaceutical treatment and physical therapy. Joint replacement surgery is also our forte.
 
What are possible symptoms of degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)?
  • Joint pain, especially with movement.
  • Cracking noise when the effected joints are moved
  • Bowed leg, knock knees and other bone deformities
  • In-toeing or out-toeing
  • Unequal leg length
  • Unable to fully extend the knees/hips or unable to extend at the usual degree. Joint discomfort/feeling stiff when standing up, sitting down or climbing stairs
 
Examples of Joint conditions treated at Samitivej Chinatown Hospital
1. Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Osteoarthritis of Hip
2. Inflammatory joint disease:  rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing arthritis, etc. Mechanical and infectious joint injuries
3. Avascular necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
4. Bowed legs and knock knees
5. Surgical complications: septic and aseptic loosening of artificial joints, bone loss after joint replacement, stiffness after total knee replacement, periprosthetic fracture, prosthetic joint infection, etc.
 
Degenerative joint disease risk factors
  • People over 40s will start to experience some articular cartilage damages
  • Congenital anomalies of hips or knees
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing arthritis, joint infections or other bone diseases can increase risk
  • Repetitive high impact exercise
  • History of joint injuries, Such as joint dislocation and joint fractures.
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Long-term steroid use
  • Alcohol consumption

 
Why Samitivej​ Smart Joint Center?
We provide you with the best osteoarthritis care with a focus on 5 principles:
Safety: The safest medical care.
Multidisciplinary: Seamless multidisciplinary teamwork.
Advance: Advanced medical technology and equipment, ready to face any level of complication.
Rahabitation: Joint and muscle rehabilitation is the key to the best possible outcome.
Total Joint Care: Total Joint Care, from education and lifestyle modification to pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment.
 
When should you have joint replacement surgery?
Joint replacement surgery is a highly effective treatment for patients with symptoms of advanced osteoarthritis, such as severe joint pain, joint deformity, stiffness and reduced movement or patients whose quality of life is greatly affected by osteoarthritis.
 


Samitivej​ Hospital China Town’s Samitivej Smart Joint Center is staffed with surgeons who are highly experienced and skilled in joint replacement surgery. We are well-equipped with technologically advanced surgical equipment for knee, hip, shoulder and elbow replacement surgery and we have the capability to handle any post-joint replacement complications.
 


三美泰医院唐人街分院——骨骼与关节中心


骨骼与关节中心,是我院专门的骨骼与关节治疗科室。我们的团队由技能熟练的医生组成,从最初的诊断到药物治疗、物理治疗,为骨关节疾病的患者提供全方位的服务。关节置换手术更是我们医院的强势项目。

退化性关节疾病(骨关节炎)可能有哪些症状?

- 关节痛,尤其是在活动的时候
- 活动时病变关节处会发出响声
- O型腿、膝外翻或其他骨骼畸形
- 内八字脚或外八字脚
- 双腿腿长不一致
- 膝盖或者髋部无法完全伸展,或者无法伸展到正常水平。在站立、坐下或爬楼梯的时候,感觉膝盖僵硬或者不舒服。

那些病症适合在三美泰医院唐人街分院骨骼与关节中心进行治疗

1. 膝盖或者髋部的骨关节炎症
2. 炎症型关节疾病如:类风湿性关节炎、强直性关节炎、机械性损伤关节炎、传染性损伤关节炎等
3. 缺血性坏死(骨坏死)
4. o型腿及膝外翻
5. 手术并发症:人工关节化脓性感染、人工关节无感染性松动、关节置换术后骨质疏松、全膝置换手术后关节僵直、硅凝胶假体折断、假体引起感染等。

退化性关节疾病的风险因素:

- 年龄在40岁以上的人会开始出现一些关节软骨损伤
- 髋部或膝盖的先天性畸形
- 类风湿性关节炎、强直性关节炎、关节感染或其他骨骼疾病的风险会增加
- 重复高强度训练
- 有关节损伤史,如关节错位或关节骨折
- 肥胖
- 遗传因素
- 长期使用类固醇类药物
- 长期饮用酒精类饮料

为什么选择三美泰唐人街医院的骨骼与关节中心?
我们为您提供最优质的骨骼及关节医疗护理,主要包含以下五项重要原则:

安全:最安全的医疗服务

多学科:无缝衔接的多学科团队

先进:最前沿的医疗技术和设备,随时准备好应对任何类型的并发症

复健/康复治疗:关节和肌肉的复健工作是整个治疗成功的关键因素

 全方位的保健护理:从生活方式的调整,到药物及非药物的治疗,进行全方位的护理。

什么情况适合进行关节置换手术?
对于晚期关节炎患者来说,手术是一个非常有效的治疗方案,如严重的关节疼痛、关节畸形、关节僵直等。因为骨关节炎而生活质量受到极大影响的患者,也适合这一治疗方案。