TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT

It is one of the most common and successful surgical procedures in Orthopedics. At Parekhs Hospital, we have a team of best orthopedic surgeons in town who efficiently manage and guide every patient. When you are at Parekhs, be sure to receive the best of treatment and services. So far, we have a reported several number of successful Total hip replacement surgeries.

Our specialists recommend a Total hip replacement surgery only in cases where the hip joint is severely damaged by arthritis, fracture, wear and tear or conditions which restrict and daily activities painful. Also, in cases where medication and other therapies don’t seem to be effective, a Total hip replacement surgery is advised.

The Total hip replacement procedure involves replacement of the damaged bone and cartilage with prosthetic components.

  • The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the femur. The femoral stem may be either cemented or "press fit" into the bone.
  • A metal or ceramic ball is placed on the upper part of the stem. This ball replaces the damaged femoral head that was removed.
  • The damaged cartilage surface of the socket (acetabulum) is removed and replaced with a metal socket. Screws or cement are sometimes used to hold the socket in place.
  • A plastic, ceramic, or metal spacer is inserted between the new ball and the socket to allow for a smooth gliding surface.

Before the surgery, we administer a series of tests on you to determine your fitness and body condition to be able to take the surgery. This ensures the success of the procedure and also helps in minimizing the chances of complications. In a Total hip replacement procedure complications are usually rare, but in some cases they may emerge. Blood clotting, infection, loosening/dislocation of the ball (high possibility during first few months), and excessive pain could be prevalent. But our experts are trained to efficiently handle these and also guide you to be able to prevent these occurrences.

Most patients report stiffness in movement post-surgery, but this is common and gets back to normal over a period of time. You must adhere to the exercise regime and physical movements advised to you as it would help in regaining flexibility and muscle strength. Also, high pressure movements are to be avoided for a certain time. Implant may last a few years but, be prepared for a gradual wear and tear due to daily activities. In such cases, a revision surgery must be necessary.

Myths About Total Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement is also called Hip Arthroplasty, a procedure that replaces the diseased parts of the Hip with prosthetic components. Let's talk about common myths related to Total Hip Replacement Surgery.
1Myth 1 - Pain from Hip Arthritis is a part of Aging, so Deal with it !
Myth Buster - Because of fear of the procedure, you choose to suffer in pain and only receive conservative treatment, such as pain medications. However, hip arthritis can be relieved by a total hip replacement surgery and you can also have an active lifestyle.
2Myth 2 - Wait as Long as possible before having a Hip Replacement Surgery.
Myth Buster - By delaying the surgical treatment, you tend to lower the quality of life with the pain, immobility and at times loss of function too. With recent advances, most patients return to normal activities and do not even know they have had the surgery after a year.
3Myth 3 - I am too young to have a Hip Replacement.
Myth Buster - In 1990s, a total hip replacement did not last more than 20 years, thus the orthopedic surgeons would not usually perform this procedure on young patients. With improved prosthetics and better surgical techniques, surgery is now found to last much longer and performed on young patients too, if required.
Hip Replacement is one of the most common and successful orthopedic surgery. This week, we are bursting myths related to Total Hip Replacement Surgery.
1Myth 1 - You cannot walk for a long time after the procedure.
Myth Buster - With new procedures and regular exercise regime, you will be able to walk and drive as well within six weeks. Full recovery, takes anywhere between three to six months depending on the state of the health of the patient and exercise regime.
2Myth 2 - Hip Replacement has major complications.
Myth Buster - Total Hip Replacement is a safe surgery with rare complications. Our team of experts are trained to manage as well as guide in preventing any complications too.
3Total Hip Replacement doesn't help in severe Arthritis.
Myth Buster - Our specialists recommend Total Hip Replacement only in cases of severely damaged Hip Joint which is effecting the normal mobility functions. Also, careful evaluation of each patient is done to ensure prevent unnecessary procedures and assist those to relieve from chronic pain and loss of function.

At Parekhs Hospital, our orthopedic surgeons are available for any further guidance or follow-up if needed.