Parts of your pelvis and femur (thighbone) that make up your hip joint are removed and replaced during hip replacement. It is generally used to relieve pain and stiffness associated with hip arthritis.
This operation is also used to treat injuries such as a broken or developing hip, as well as other disorders.
Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, affects the slippery cartilage that covers the ends of bones and allows joints to move freely.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: This affects the joints and is a kind of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a kind of inflammation caused by an overactive immune system that erodes cartilage and, in some cases, underlying bone, resulting in damaged and deformed joints.
Osteonecrosis: The bone may collapse and distort if there isn’t adequate blood supply to the ball area of the hip joint, which might happen as a result of a dislocation or fracture.
If you experience these symptoms of arthritis, your doctor may suggest a hip replacement:
And also, if you have any of the below conditions like:
The three most common hip replacement procedures are as follows:
The most common hip replacement operation is a total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty). During this operation, artificial implants are utilised to replace worn-out or damaged portions of your hip. The socket, which may include a titanium metal shell, is replaced with a solid plastic cup. The head of your femur will be removed and a ceramic or metal alloy ball will be implanted in its place. The replacement ball is attached to a metal stem that is inserted into the top of your femur.
You and your caretakers will receive instructions on caring for your replacement hip before you leave the hospital.
To ensure a seamless transfer, follow these steps:
You’ll have a follow-up consultation with your Orthopaedic surgeon six to 12 weeks following surgery to ensure your hip is healing appropriately. Most people resume at least some form of their typical activities by this period if their healing is going well.
Hip replacement techniques are continuously evolving. Surgeons are developing less invasive surgical procedures, and these treatments may lessen recovery time and discomfort. Sanjeevini Hospitals orthopaedic surgeons are constantly upgrading themselves to offer the best, less pain and fast recovery total hip replacement surgeries. Sanjeevini Hospital has the best Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip replacement with an enriching experience.