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Hip Replacement

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Hip replacement surgery is a type of procedure in which a patient’s hip joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant. There are two main types of hip replacement surgery:

Total hip replacement
Partial hip replacement

Although the procedures are similar, they are used to treat different conditions.

A total hip replacement is mainly used to treat patients suffering from bone disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Since osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis tend to affect both the acetabulum (the hip socket) as well as the femur, these will have to be replaced through a total hip replacement surgery.

On the other hand, partial hip replacement surgery is generally used to treat patients with a fractured femur. In a partial hip replacement surgery, only the head of the femur is replaced with a prosthetic implant.

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most popular orthopaedic procedures in the world today, with most patients turning to it in order to fix hip fractures or relieve arthritis pain. In 2014, over 332.000 procedures were performed in the USA alone.

Hip Replacement Candidates

Hip replacement surgery is recommended for individuals suffering from one or more of the following:

● Osteoarthritis
● Rheumatoid arthritis
● Avascular necrosis
● Hip fractures
● Certain bone tumours
● Traumatic arthritis

Am I Suitable for Hip Replacement?

Certain individuals are not eligible for hip replacement surgery. Individuals considered to be ineligible for this procedure suffer from:

● Poor health
● Very high risk of infection
● Muscle weakness
● Parkinson’s disease
● Serious weight problems

Preparing for Hip Replacement

Patients need to avoid Omega 3 capsules, herbal and green teas, anti inflammatory drugs and aspirins or any type of blood thinners at least 15 days before the surgery.

How is Hip Replacement Performed?

Total Hip Replacement
The patient is administered general anaesthesia and an incision is created in order to reach the damaged hip joint. The surgeon will then proceed to remove the femur head and hollow out the acetabulum (the hip socket). Once these parts of the hip are removed and the femur is prepared for the implant, the surgeon will proceed to place the implant, with the femoral stem cemented tightly into the patient’s own femur. The surgeon will verify the patient’s range of motion with the implant in place. Once the desired result is achieved, the surgeon will close the incision and the hip replacement recovery period can begin.

Partial Hip Replacement
Partial hip replacement surgery is similar to a total hip replacement procedure, but only up to a point. The only difference is that the acetabulum is not hollowed out and replaced with a prosthesis. Only the femur head is replaced during this procedure.

The patient will spend around 4 days in hospital before being able to go home. In around one or two days, the patient will be able to stand, sit and walk. The average hip replacement recovery time is around 4-5 months.

Hip Replacement Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 2 to 5 nights in the hospital

Duration of Operation

1 to 3 hours

Minimum Stay

2 to 4 weeks

Hip Replacement Recovery

The patient will need to see a physical therapist from the first day after the surgery is complete. Continuous exercise and work with the therapist are necessary in order to ensure the success of the procedure. Certain activities like tennis, jogging or basketball should be avoided during the surgery recovery period.

Hip Replacement Risks and Complications

Hip replacement complications can include:

● Infection
● Hip dislocation
● Hip loosening
● Osteonecrosis
● Periprosthetic fracture

It’s worthy to note that hip replacement problems are rare and complications are few and far between.

Hip Replacement Side Effects

The patient may feel pain in the surgery area for a few days. Patients can also experience bruising, nausea from anaesthesia and some bleeding can occur.

Hip Replacement Success Rates

The success rate of replacement procedures is between 90 and 95%, 10 years after the surgery.

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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

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Memorial Atasehir Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Memorial Sisli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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KCM Clinic

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Memorial Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
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Kolan International Hospital

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Kent Hospital

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Hip Replacement Cost

Average Hip Replacement costs are € 10,783, based on Hip Replacement prices from 23 clinics. Cheapest Hip Replacement cost is € 3,750 where Hip Replacement prices can go up to € 15,000.

Hip Replacement prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Hip Replacement in Turkey is a popular option where Hip Replacement costs as low as € 5,046. You can also find Hip Replacement clinics in Poland starting from € 3,750.

Please note that the Hip Replacement prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Hip Replacement procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Hip Replacement procedures. To receive a personalized Hip Replacement quote, please click HERE.

Hip Replacement FAQ

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Are there any alternatives to hip replacement surgery?

Yes, a minimally invasive technique called hip resurfacing. Eligibility for this procedure depends on the patient’s type of injury.

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How long does the prosthesis last?

There is a 90 to 95% success rate at 10 years after the surgery but some hip replacements can last up to 30 years.

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What are the main types of hip replacements?

There are three main types of hip replacements, each having advantages and disadvantages: ● Metal on plastic ● Ceramic on plastic ● Metal on metal. The material choice is usually done with the help of your surgeon.