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Joint Health

Painless joint freedom of movement.

Stagnant life can lead to unexpected problems such as vascular diseases, internal organ failures, and stroke.

The joint moves with the sliding cartilage surfaces. Injury on these surfaces, factors that disrupt the surface also disrupt the opposite side throughout the movement. Over time, both surfaces begin to erode each other. In a small spot, a groove the diameter of the injury appears, the articular cartilage quickly disappears. Joints are ball-slot, hinge structure that works in harmony. The axis of both surfaces must be the same, the covering areas must be the same.

We can protect our joint health!

Our joints become firmer and stronger as we move. A balanced, protein-rich diet and regular exercise are beneficial. Excessive weight gain should be avoided. A sprained load on the joint may be caused by weakness of muscle strength. Exercises to increase muscle strength should be done. The type of exercise should be appropriate for your level. If you have not walked on a flat road, it is inevitable that you will be injured while running on the treadmill. The fact that the items you use around you are in harmony with you (ergonomic) will reduce your chance of injury. Adapt your surroundings.

Accurate diagnosis is possible with examination!

When you have a joint injury, you should see an Orthopedics and Traumatology specialist as soon as possible. Radiological examinations performed after the physician’s examination determine the level of injury and the type of treatment. Once the type of injury is determined, the rate of self-repair is understood. Apart from severe injuries, splint-plaster fixations, bandages, therapeutic drugs, painkillers are used that will allow the body to repair itself. Arthroscopic treatment is the gold standard in severe injuries.

Don’t let your joint stay still!

During injury, recessive treatments may be aimed at restricting the movement of the joint. Immobility of a healthy joint can lead to a decrease in joint lubricity and loss of muscles. Therefore, the treatment is arranged to give action as early as possible. Devices that provide passive movement of the joint surface without weighting can be very effective in treatment. We get help from rehabilitation specialists and therapists for such treatments.

Arthroscopic surgery gold standard!

Arthroscopy is the gold standard in the diagnosis of delayed healing joint injuries, no matter how advanced and perfect the examination and radiological examinations are. Magnetic resonance imaging may be insufficient for cartilage lesions, plica ruptures and hardening. In this case, intervention is made before joint wear occurs. Today, meniscal tears and ligament ruptures can be treated with arthroscopic methods with excellent results.

Correct intervention and stepwise approach are very important when there is a Joint Injury!

Your joint may swell after injury, remain motionless and you cannot load. Don’t panic, if you don’t have a real health professional around, a simple bandage, a temporary fix and a cold application is all it takes. Do not be burdened, and rest for a while and contact the health center as soon as possible.

Find out exactly what the problem is!

You should know what the injury in your joint is, the recovery time and the time to return to normal after recovery. Your doctor will provide information on how joint healing will result. This information can play a key role in explaining your future ailments.

Will the treatment affect your daily life and work life?

Every person’s daily life expectancy and work life is different. The physician’s decision may vary from recessive treatments to arthroscopic surgical treatments while determining the rest and recovery time. Remember, your joints are the most important part of your life.

After the treatment, help may be required to regain the old mobility.

In arthroscopic treatments and long angle fixations after severe injuries, we should definitely seek physiotherapy assistance. In simple interventions and diagnostic arthroscopic surgeries, self-exercise may be sufficient most of the time. If it is thought to be inadequate during the controls, it can be included in the rehabilitation program.

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