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What is a Total Hip Replacement?
A total hip replacement is the surgical removal of the entire hip joint and it is replaced with an artificial joint called prosthesis. During a hip replacement, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of your hip joint and replaces them with parts constructed of metal, ceramic and very hard plastic. This artificial joint (prosthesis) will help reduce pain and improve function. Hip replacement surgery, also called hip arthroplasty is done to improve the function of the hip joint and relieve pain. Total Hip Replacement relieves pain and makes walking easier. Tobacco use can interfere with healing, so you should stop using tobacco products for at least a month before hip replacement surgery and for at least two months after surgery. Your doctor will recommend Hip replacement for the following conditions:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Traumatic Arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Childhood Hip Disease
- Hip pain that interferes with your sleep
- Hip pain that affects your daily activities such as rising from your seated position or climbing stairs
If the Hip pain limits your daily activity and causes a high degree of pain while resting, then you should consider Total Hip Replacement. The goal of hip replacement is to restore range of motion and to help to relieve pain. If you are planning for hip replacement surgery in India then you can send us your medical reports and X-Ray for a free online video consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon.
What are the types of total hip replacement?
The types of total hip replacement procedures include:
- Cemented replacement is a procedure that involves special surgical cement to attach the prosthesis to your bone. This procedure is only appropriate for the elderly, less active people or people with weakened bones.
- Uncemented replacement is a procedure that uses a prosthesis with a special coating that promotes bone growth into the prosthesis. This procedure has a longer recovery period since it takes time for your bone to grow and securely attach to the prosthesis. This bone growth tends to cause thigh pain in the months after surgery. An uncemented prosthesis is appropriate for younger, active people.
- Hybrid replacement is a procedure that involves a combination of cemented and uncemented prostheses. Generally, the femur (ball) part of the prosthesis is cemented while the pelvic (socket) part of the prosthesis is uncemented.
How is the Total Hip Replacement Performed?
Hip replacement is performed under general anaesthesia through open surgery or a minimally invasive procedure. Open surgery requires a large incision (10 to 12 inches) but the minimally invasive procedure requires a small incision (3 to 6 inches). The two common surgical approaches in hip replacement are the posterior approach and anterior approach. Both approaches give pain relief and improvement in walking and movement within weeks of surgery. Anterior incisions are made in the front of the thigh, while posterior incisions are made at the back of the hip:
Step 1 – The surgeon makes an incision over the front or side of your hip, through the layers of tissue
Step 2 – Then the surgeon removes diseased and damaged bone and cartilage, leaving healthy bone intact
Step 3 – Once the damaged bone is removed the surgeon implants the prosthetic socket into your pelvic bone, to replace the damaged socket
Step 4 – The surgeon then replaces the round ball on the top of your femur with the prosthetic ball, which is attached to a stem that fits into your thighboneTechniques for hip replacement is constantly evolving. Surgeons continue to develop less invasive surgical techniques, to reduce recovery time and pain.
Recovery after hip replacement surgery:
After surgery, you will be shifted to a recovery area for a few hours while your anaesthesia wears off. The Medical team monitors your blood pressure, pulse, alertness, pain or comfort level, and your need for medications. A physical therapist will help you with exercises you can do in the hospital and at home to speed recovery. You will be able to return to most of your daily activities, including driving, in about 6 weeks. Recovery after surgery is a gradual process. Recovery time varies depending on the specific procedure, type of anaesthesia used, your general health, age, and other factors. The full recovery times ranges from three to six months.
What is the cost of Total Hip Replacement in India?
|Type of Hip Replacement Surgery||USA||UK||India|
Total Hip Replacement Surgery
$4500 to $6000
Partial Hip Replacement Surgery
$6000 to $6900
Hip Resurfacing Surgery
$6000 to $7000
Minimal Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
$8000 to $8500
Revision Hip Replacement Surgery
$8000 to $8500
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