Hip Replacement Surgery - Overview

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which your doctor surgically removes the damaged sections of your hip joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal, ceramic and very hard plastic. This artificial joint (prosthesis) further helps the patient to reduce pain and improve function. This surgery consists of two major types:
• Cemented Prosthesis
• Uncemented Prosthesis
Doctor recommends hip replacement only when the other treatment options have failed as this is the last resort to help a person suffering from hip pain for long.

Hip Replacement Surgery - Symptoms

Hip joint replacement treatment can be a outcome of the following symptoms that you have been ignoring for long.

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

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 surgery takes place. The patient has to keep consulting the doctor to keep a tab on his/her health. If the patient has a medical insurance and it can be of use, you should definitely made use of it and present it to the hospital. Most of the renowned and big hospitals in India accept the health insurance and make the treatment procedure easier for the patients. Hip replacement surgery is one of those surgeries that have seen more success rate than any other replacements. 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 patient’s 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

Hip replacement surgery is one of most painful surgeries and therefore a general as well as spinal anesthesia is given to the patients in order to keep them asleep. The doctor then makes an incision in a part of the hip to expose the hip bone that has to be replaced. In the next step, a saw is used to cut the ball portion and replacing 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. At last 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 the surgery the patient will be on bed rest for a few days. The surgeon will make arrangement in such a way that patient’s hip that had been replaced will be in shape. Post hip replacement the patient won’t be allowed to move around therefore, a drainage pipe will be attached to his/her bladder for excretion. Post hip implants, the patient will also have to take physical therapies that will begin soon after the surgery. In a few days, the patient 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 complex surgeries and there are some sorts of risk complications that come along. Though there is not much risk involved if the patient takes proper care except from the dislocation if proper therapy is not followed. The patient also needs to make sure to follow the physical therapist’s instructions religiously 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.

More Info
Hip joint replacement surgery in India is very affordable. The approximate cost of one hip is around $ 7500 while two hips is $ 11,000. The Duration for the treatment is approximately 5-7 days. This treatment is available in almost all the cities of India with advanced technology and infrastructure. Also many reputed surgeons and doctors are associated with the best hospital in India.

Hip Replacement Surgery - Doctors

  • Dr IPS Oberoi

    Dr IPS Oberoi

    MBBS, MS, MCh

    Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

    25 years of experience

  • Dr. Sanjay Sarup

    Dr. Sanjay Sarup

    Associate Director , MBBS, MS, FRCS

    Paediatric Orthopedecian

    24 Years of Experience

  • Dr Niraj Garg

    Dr Niraj Garg

    Additional Director , MBBS

    Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon

    25 years of experience

  • Dr. Hemant Sharma

    Dr. Hemant Sharma

    Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Diploma in Orthopaedics Allopath Orthopedist

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    24 Years Experience

  • Dr. Pradeep Sharma

    Dr. Pradeep Sharma

    Chairman & HOD Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopedics Spine & Sports Medicine

    Orthopedists

  • 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 and Joint Replacement Surgeon

    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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