Total Hip Replacement Surgery in India at Delhi Mumbai and Chennai

Total Hip Replacement

Best Total Hip Replacement Surgery in India at Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai

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At Go Health India, consider Total Hip Replacement a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials. While the normal hip joint is a ball and socket joint, the Total Hip Replacement Surgery involves surgical removal of the diseased ball and socket and replacing them with a metal ball and stem inserted into the femur bone and an artificial plastic cup socket.

Why to need Total Hip Replacement Surgery?

Total Hip Replacement Surgery gets performed most commonly owing to the progressively deterioration of severe arthritis in the Hip Joint. The most common type of arthritis directing to Total Hip Replacement is degenerative arthritis of the hip joint. This type of arthritis is generally seen with aging, congenital abnormality of the hip joint, or prior trauma to the hip joint. Other conditions leading to total hip replacement include bony fractures of the hip joint, rheumatoid arthritis, and death of the hip bone. Hip bone necrosis can be caused by fracture of the hip, drugs, alcoholism, and systemic diseases.

The progressively intense chronic pain together with impairment of daily function including walking, climbing stairs, and even arising from a sitting position, eventually become reasons to consider a total hip replacement.

Causes of Hip Pain

1. Osteoarthritis:

Usually this happens in people 50 years of age and older and often individuals with a family history of arthritis. It may be caused by subtle irregularities in how the hip developed. In this form of the disease, the articular cartilage cushioning bones of the hip wears away.

2.Rheumatoid Arthritis:

This is an autoimmune disease in which the synovial membrane becomes inflamed, produces too much synovial fluid, and damages the articular cartilage, leading to pain and stiffness.

3.Traumatic Arthritis:

This kind of hip pain may follow a serious hip injury/fracture. A hip fracture may cause a condition known as osteonecrosis.

Preparation for Surgery

1.       Medical Evaluation

If you make a decision to have hip replacement surgery, you may be asked to have a total physical examination by your primary care doctor before your surgical procedure. This is needed to evaluate your health and to identify conditions that may interfere with your surgery.

2.       Tests

Several tests may be desirable to assist plan your surgery: blood and urine samples may be tested and a cardiogram and chest x-rays may be attained.

3.       Medications

Tell your Orthopaedic surgeon about the medications you are taking. Your orthopaedist or your primary care doctor is likely to advise you which medications you can continue taking before surgery.

4.       Weight Loss

If you are overweight, your doctor may inquire you to lose some weight before surgery to reduce the stress on your new hip and possibly reduce the risks of surgery.

Precautions after Surgery

  • Do not cross your legs.
  • Do not bend your hips more than a right angle.
  • Do not turn your feet markedly inward or outward.
  • Use a pillow between your legs at night when sleeping until you are counseled by your Orthopaedic surgeon.