Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgery at World
Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgery at World-class Orthopaedic Centres in India
India has become one of the leading destinations in the world for high quality and very affordable joint replacement surgeries. Among them, hip joint replacement surgeries are very common. Every year, a large number of patients from all around the world come to India for having hip replacement surgery at some of the best orthopaedic hospitals of India and in the process they avail a world-class medical care and also save a lot of money. Moreover there is no waiting time at all. Consider this; a hip replacement surgery in US may cost anywhere between 35,000 to 60000 US Dollars while the same surgery in India would cost you just 6000 US Dollars to 7500 US Dollars that would include a stay of 5 to 6 days in a private room, surgeons fees, cost of implant etc. . Apart from big savings on high quality your hip joint replacement surgery, you also get a personalised service and care. What else, you stay in an air-conditioned private room which has TV, Internet facility, laundry service and even has place for your attendant (one) to stay in the same room.
About Hip Joint Replacement Surgery
Our hip joint is called a ball and socket joint because of its structure. It is formed by the head of the Femur (thigh bone) and the acetabulum of the pelvis (the hip bone). The dome-shaped head of the femur forms the ball which fits into the socket of the acetabulum. The hip joint is a very strong joint, due to the tight fitting of the bones and the strong surrounding ligaments and muscles. Some conditions may cause severe pain in hip joint and may affect the mobility.
Some of the most common causes for a hip pain are arthritis, Trochanteric Bursitis, Tendonitis, Osteonecrosis, Lumbar Pain, Snapping Hip Syndrome, Muscle Strains, Hip Fracture and Stress Fracture. The most common cause for a Hip Replacement surgery is the arthritis.
The diagnosis of a hip pain starts with medical history taking by your doctor. Here the doctor tries understanding the cause for pain as well as reviewing any other underlying complaints. Observation of the hip at rest and while standing or walking, palpation (or feeling) of the hip and surrounding structures, testing for range of motion and strength, and checking for sensation and pulses all may be done. Few blood tests may also be ordered.
The most common imaging technique used in the diagnosis of a hip pain is X-ray. Other imaging like CT scan or a MRI scan may also be used.
Hip Replacement Procedure
The most common type of hip arthritis is osteoarthritis. This is often referred to as “wear-and-tear” arthritis, and it results in the wearing away of the normal smooth cartilage until bare bone is exposed. This is the most common cause for severe hip pain which needs a total hip replacement surgery when conservative methods fail. A Total Hip Replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials called the prosthesis or implant. In a hip replacement the diseased ball (the head of the thigh bone) and socket (acetabulum of the pelvis) are replaced with a metal ball and stem inserted into the femur (thigh) bone and an artificial plastic cup socket. Upon inserting the prosthesis into the central core of the femur, it is fixed with bony cement. Alternatively a ‘cementless’ prosthesis is used which has microscopic pores that allow bony ingrowth from the normal femur into the prosthesis stem. This cementless hip is considered to have a longer life and is suited especially for younger patients.
Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
The physiotherapy sessions post hip replacement surgery play a very important role in the recovery of the patient. Our network hospitals have a completely equipped physiotherapy and rehabilitation centres with well-trained and experienced staff. All the sessions are properly planned in consultation with your treating doctor and proper guidance is given at every step. Rehabilitation after hip replacement begins immediately. Patients will work with a physical therapist as soon as the surgical procedure has been performed. The emphasis in the early stages of rehab is to maintain motion of the hip replacement and to ensure that the patient can walk safely.
The hip replacement operation is one of the most reliable operations in orthopaedic surgery and consistently reduces or eliminates the pain of the arthritis in most patients. Some of the important benefits of a Total Hip replacement surgery are, marked reduction in pain and improvement in sleep, most people regain range of motion, physical ability, and quality of life.
Like any other major surgery, a hip replacement surgery has some risks. But with the advancement of technology, implant and expertise these problems rarely occur. Some of the risks associated with a Hip Replacement Surgery are:
- Blood Loss
- Infection of a Joint Replacement
- Hip Dislocation
- Leg Length Difference
- Hip Implant Loosening
- Blood Clots
At our Network hospitals other procedures associated with joint pain are routinely performed.
- Revision Joint Surgery
- Hip Resurfacing Surgery
Now you can Get a Free Expert Medical Opinion from some of the Best Hip Joint Replacement specialists in India and also Lowest cost for your hip surgery. For more information you can write to us at email@example.com or call us anytime at +91 9900 244 323.