Hip Replacement Surgery is the surgical procedure to replace the painful hip joint with an artificial joint made out of plastic and metal components. The surgery is only performed when none of the traditional treatment options for hip pain has responded or improved the condition. This surgical procedure focuses on providing the patients with instant relief from hip joint pain, thereby improving their motions, walking, and mobility. Hip Replacement Surgery is also medically termed as total hip arthroplasty and it is considered to be the best option for patients that are facing difficulty in performing their daily activities due to hip joint pain. Hip replacement is done only when the joint is damaged due to arthritis.
What is the Need of Hip Replacement Surgery?
When the hip joint is damaged due to several underlying causes, Hip Replacement Surgery is often prescribed to restore the joints in the hip. Some of the common conditions which damage the hip joint and increase the need for Hip Replacement Surgery are:
Osteonecrosis – This is the condition where the bone in your hip joint deforms or collapse due to the insufficient blood supply to the ball portion of the hip.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – This condition is caused due to hyper-immunity and it tends to cause inflammation which leads to eroding of cartilage, thereby this results in damaging and deforming of hip joints
Osteoarthritis – The condition where common wear and tear of the sleek cartilage covering the edges of bones which also support the movement of joints occurs.
How to Prepare for Hip Replacement Surgery?
Prior to the surgical procedure, you are required to seek an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon for tests and evaluation.
Provide your medical history and information about the drugs you are using currently
Examination of the hip will be performed to check the range of motion in joints and the strength of surrounding muscles
A physical examination will also be performed to ensure you are healthy to undergo the surgical procedure
X-Rays, Blood Tests and MRIs will also be done
What is the Process of Hip Replacement Surgery?
Hip Replacement Surgery is considered to be the minimally invasive method and it is performed under general anesthesia to relax the muscles and make you sleep temporarily. The surgery involves:
Making an incision on the side and front of the hip joint through the layers of the tissue
Removing of the damaged bone and the cartilage, while keeping the healthy bone untouched
Implanting the prosthetic socket in the pelvic bone so as to replace the damaged socket
Now surgeons would replace the round joint ball with a prosthetic ball and fix it above the femur which will be attaching to stem so that it fits well into thighbone.
Most of the Hip Replacement Surgeries are now performed using standard methods, but it is evolving and surgeons are now performing less invasive techniques which reduce the overall pain and recovery time of the surgery.
What are the Post Hip Replacement Surgery and Recovery?
Once the surgery is successfully completed, the patient would be transferred to the recovery room for further observation. Your blood pressure, pulses, pain, alertness, needs for medications would be monitored. Post surgery you will also be at risk of blood clotting in legs and hence doctors would take preventive care of patients to avoid such conditions. They would perform early mobilization, pressure application and blood thinning medications are also used. Physical therapists would be appointed for you and they will prescribe you with some physical exercises which you need to perform at home and at the hospital for faster recovery and regain the use of muscles and joints quickly.
You need to have follow-up appointments for about 6-12 weeks post surgery to ensure that the healing is in progress. If the recovery is in progress, then you will be asked to resume at work within 6-12 months.
What are the Risks and Complications of Hip Replacement Surgery?
The risks and complications of Hip Replacement Surgery include:
Infection – It may occur at the site of incision and also in the deeper tissue of new hip implants
Blood clots are also common which can be formed in leg veins post surgery
Dislocation of the artificial joints due to which revision surgery is performed to correct it again
The fracture may also occur
Changes in length of leg
Loosening of the joint ball
How Can UPHI Surgical Centre Help You?
UPHI has qualified Orthopedic & Orthosurgeons who have treated numerous Patients with spine related problems
We have our own diagnostic center to diagnose the actual problem and to cure it effectively
Regular Follow-ups is done through our medical representatives
No waiting time, Book an Appointment now with our specialist to get instant treatment
The cost of Hip Replacement Surgery or HIP Pain Treatment is comparatively less.
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