In addition to aging, joint calcifications that develop due to excess weight, inactivity and unconscious sports can take away the comfort of life of people of all ages. Drawing attention to the importance of early diagnosis in joint calcifications as in all health problems, experts warn that a specialist should be consulted when problems such as severe pain, noise from the joints, clicking sensation in the joints, getting stuck or locked during daily activities.
Research shows that a quarter of adults in the world struggle with musculoskeletal problems that limit daily activity. Joint calcifications are among the first among these problems. One of the doctors of Kızılay Kağıthane Hospital, Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op. Dr. Hakkı Yıldırım said, “Joint calcification, known as the problem of the 7s, has come down to the 70s today. Joint calcifications, which are becoming increasingly common due to inactivity due to the global epidemic, should be treated at the initial stage before they progress. Otherwise, those who suffer from this disease may lose their comfort of life with unbearable pain.”
If the pain lasts more than 3 days, beware!
Pointing out that a specialist should be consulted when pain occurs in any joint area of the body that limits daily activities and lasts for more than 3 days, Op. Dr. Hakkı Yıldırım said, “These pains can also be the precursors of unbearable pains that last for months and gradually increase in severity. Joint calcifications due to aging can occur suddenly, progress slowly, insidiously, or develop due to trauma. As in many diseases, early diagnosis is of great importance in joint calcifications. Applying to joint-preserving surgery by listening to the sound of pain in the joint areas of the body is very critical for the sustainability of life comfort! It is useful to consult an orthopedic doctor in case of problems such as severe pain that restricts movement, noise in the joints, clicking sensation in the joints, getting stuck or locked during daily activities!” said.
Open surgeries are becoming a thing of the past
Noting that calcifications in the joint areas cause serious damage to the cartilage tissue, Op. Dr. Hakkı Yıldırım said, “Damaged cartilage tissue does not heal if no intervention is made. Joint-sparing surgery prevents further progression of cartilage damage. Thanks to advanced technologies, we apply the arthroscopy procedure, which we call closed method, without the need for open surgery for such damages. We can visualize and treat damaged tissue using fiberoptic devices. This method, which has a very high success rate, allows patients to continue their social lives in a short time as a painless treatment.
Prosthesis treatment is applied in advanced abrasions
Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op. Dr. Hakkı Yıldırım said, “In these cases, Arthrosis treatment is applied, in which prosthetic implants come into play because the joints are completely lost. Meniscus, anterior cruciate ligament, lateral ligaments and cartilage tears in the knee, tendon tears in the shoulder, hip impingement syndrome, labrum tears in the hip joint, and ankle cartilage problems are also included in the field of joint-preserving surgery. However, the treatment of such problems should be done by experts in the field using advanced technologies. During the treatment guided by joint pathology, an experienced orthopedist can perform multiple procedures at the same time, saving patients from the possibility of a second operation.