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Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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Total HIP Replacement Surgery

Total Hip replacement surgery is generally performed to help cure arthritis that is in a progressive state. The doctor would advise you to go through the Hip replacement surgery if you have hip pain that would keep you awake at night, hip pain that limits to the ability to perform daily activities and even after trying out the other traditional methods, there is persistent pain that won’t go away.

What is hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty is a surgery where worn out or damaged hip joint is replaced. The old joint is replaced with an artificial joint, called the prosthesis. A prosthesis is basically composed of a ball and socket that is again made of metal, plastic or ceramic. Hip replacement surgery is a choice for the patient in case of severe pain due to arthritis or after a hip fracture.

Why does one need a hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery is the basic treatment for arthritis pain and disability in the hip. The most common reason in going for hip replacement surgery is osteoarthritis.

If you suffer from osteoarthritis, it can cause loss of joint cartilage in the hip and also damage to the cartilage and limit your movement and cause pain. A patient should also go in for hip replacement surgery if arthritis limits your daily activities such as bending and walking if the pain is experienced even while they are resting and the stiffness in hip limiting a patient’s ability to move or lift the leg.

What are the various benefits of hip replacement?

The greatest benefit one can get from hip replacement surgery is the relief from pain and it is also the major reason for hip replacement surgery. There are various other benefits the surgery offers that include improved movement, better strength and coordination of the leg and torso. The patient who undergoes this surgery has the ability to walk, climb stairs and also is able to maintain an active lifestyle in greater comfort.

What is the recovery period after the surgery?

The main goal of the surgery is to restore joint function and also improvise the patient activity level as safely and quickly as possible. The complete program will include the following:

  • Through a medical check-up
  • Counseling to the patients
  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • Advanced and Exclusive pain management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Postoperative advanced rehabilitation
  • Long term and regular follow up