The majority of joint replacement surgeries at Coxa are performed on the knee and hip joints, but we also perform shoulder, elbow and ankle surgeries. In addition, demanding artificial joint repeat surgeries and tumour surgeries are constantly being performed at Coxa, requiring a high level of expertise.
Hip joint replacement surgery is usually needed to treat osteoarthritis or a rheumatic disease. Repeat surgery may be necessary due to wear or separation of the artificial joint.
Hip joint replacement surgery aims to facilitate movement, reduce pain, restore working and functional capacity and improve the quality of life.
Knee joint replacement surgery is most often needed to treat a rheumatic disease or osteoarthritis. Surgery is usually appropriate when pain, swelling, movement restrictions or a wrong position adversely affect everyday life and sleeping.
The aim of knee surgery is to facilitate movement and relieve pain.
Ankle joint replacement surgery is most often needed to treat a rheumatic disease or osteoarthritis, but some surgeries are performed to treat the consequences of a fracture. Joint replacement surgery is appropriate when pain, swelling, movement restrictions or a wrong position adversely affect everyday life and sleeping.
The aim of the operation is to make moving easier and relieve pain. Leisure activities and exercising opportunities will gradually become more diverse as ankle pain eases.
Shoulder joint replacement surgery is most often performed on a joint damaged by rheumatoid arthritis, but it may also be due to osteoarthritis or the consequences of a severe fracture. Joint replacement surgery is appropriate when pain and ache adversely affect everyday life and sleeping.
The aim of the operation is to relieve pain and improve functional capacity, making everyday activities and chores easier.
Elbow joint replacement surgery is most often needed to treat a rheumatic disease, but some surgeries are also performed to treat non-union fractures.
Surgery aims to improve the functioning of the arm, reduce pain and improve the quality of life.
Although the results of joint replacement surgery have continuously improved, some artificial joints need to be replaced prematurely. The most typical reasons for repeat surgery are separation or wear of the artificial joint components and infections. In the case of artificial hips, dislocation of the artificial joint may constitute a reason for repeat surgery.
As regards artificial joint construction, tumour surgery in Finland has been centralised to Coxa due to its particularly demanding nature. Coxa also hosts the necessary multi-professional expertise and competence needed for these most demanding surgeries and the subsequent rehabilitation process.