Hip Replacement Surgery

If a person’s hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult and the hip may become stiff, and it may be hard to put on ones shoes and socks. He/she may even feel uncomfortable while resting.

 

Hip Replacement Surgery - Overview

If a person’s hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult and the hip may become stiff, and it may be hard to put on ones shoes and socks. He/she may even feel uncomfortable while resting.

If the normal medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking supports do not adequately help your symptoms, a person may consider hip replacement surgery which is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes the damaged sections of the hip joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal, ceramic and very hard plastic. This surgery is usually a safe and effective procedure that can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.

Hip Replacement Surgery - Symptoms

Your doctor may recommend you a hip joint replacement surgery because of the following symptoms that you have been ignoring for long.

  • Age related arthritis is another indication or Osteoarthritis
  • Swelling in the joints of the hips
  • Pain due to arthritis

If you feel any of these symptoms, then you may have to consider total hip replacement surgery at the earliest.

Hip Replacement Surgery - Pre-Procedure

The preparation for a hip joint replacement surgery is started two months before the actual procedure of hip replacement surgery takes place. You should keep consulting the doctor to keep a tab on your health. Hip replacement surgery is one of those surgeries that have seen more success rate than any other replacement surgeries. During a hip replacement surgery, the patient can expect quite blood loss, so he/she will have to arrange a donor whose blood matches with his/her blood. Before the surgery the doctor will prevent the patient from intake of aspirin, steroids and other medicines that might have reverse effect on the hip surgery.

Hip Replacement Surgery - During Procedure

This surgery is one of the most painful surgeries and therefore a general as well as spinal anaesthesia is given to the patients in order to keep them asleep during the whole procedure is performed. Later the doctor makes an incision in a part of the hip to expose the hipbone that has to be replaced. In the next step, the surgeon uses a saw to cut the ball portion and replace it with the artificial joint. With the help of materials made of cement or plastic the joining of the artificial ball is done. Hip replacement surgery is a complicated surgery that needs precision. If there is any damaged cartilage then it is removed. In the final step of the surgery the socket part that needs to be replaced is attached in order to drain away the fluid, a drain or pipe like object is attached. Then to finish the surgery the surgeon reattaches the muscles and closes the incision.

Hip Replacement Surgery - Post-Procedure

After a hip replacement surgery you will be kept on bed rest for a few days. The surgeon will make arrangement in such a way that your hip that had been replaced will be in shape. Post hip replacement you won’t be allowed to move around therefore, a drainage pipe will be attached to his/her bladder for excretion. Post hip implants, you will also have to take physical therapies that will begin soon after the surgery. In a few days, you will be able to walk with the help of a crane or crutches.

Hip Replacement Surgery - Risk & Complications

Hip replacement surgery is one of the very complicated surgeries and there are some sorts of risk complications that come along with it. Though there is not much risk involved if the patient takes proper care except from the dislocation if proper therapy is not followed. Your doctor will also ask you to follow certain instructions so that no complications occur. Blood loss can be a complication that the patient may have to confront. Otherwise this total hip replacement operation is one of the most successful surgeries.

 

Hip Replacement Surgery - Doctors

  • Dr. Niraj Garg

    Dr. Niraj Garg

    Additional Director , MBBS

    Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

    25 years of experience

  • Dr. Anil Arora

    Dr. Anil Arora

    Associate Director , MBBS, MD, DNB

    Orthopedician

    27 years of experience

  • Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

    Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

    Chairman, MBBS, MS, MCh, FRCS

    Orthopaedic

    33 years of experience

  • Dr. Subhash Jangid

    Dr. Subhash Jangid

    Head of Department , DNB, MS, MBBS

    Orthopaedic

    16 Years of Experience

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Procedure Cost in USD Stay in Hospital Stay in India Total Days
Bilateral Hip Replacement 9000-10000 7 days 14 days 21

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