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Hannah, United States
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Abud exceeded all my expectations

Abud exceeded all my expectations for Flymedi. He was readily available to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. I was never made to feel like I asked too many questions or rushed at all, he spoke to me as if he were a long time friend. He was also very clear about everything I am going to expect on my trip, from accommodations to the procedure, down to the weather and beautiful things to see in Turkey. Abud makes things so simple and takes the stress away from traveling. I could not and most likely would not have done this without Abud and his help!

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I contacted Flymedi about getting a breast augmentation done and I was contacted by Abud shortly thereafter who was helped me through the initial planning phase so well. Since I am coming all the way from Africa and have never traveled alone, Abud organized a video call with the surgeon to go over some of the questions I had as well as my expectations of the surgery. I am very pleased with the service so far and already feel safe about traveling to Istanbul for my surgery

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Kate was so far very helpful and trustful - delivered all wanted information, very helpful with the booking and organization!

Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
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Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

Recommended For Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is recommended if one or more of the following options are available: 

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

Not Recommended For Hip Replacement

You cannot be a candidate for hip replacement surgery if you have at least one of the following conditions: 

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

Discharge From Hospital

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

Overview

Hip replacement surgery involves replacing the hip joint of the patient with the prosthesis. There are two main types of surgery:

● Total hip replacement 
● Partial hip replacement 

Even if they have the same procedure, they are performed to treat different conditions.

Total hip replacement generally is used for the treatment of bone diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. Total hip replacement surgery is performed because these two diseases have the risk of affecting the hip socket (acetabulum) and femur.

In addition; hip replacement surgery is performed for the treatment of patients with a broken femur. In this surgery, the head of the femur is replaced with a prosthetic implant.

Hip replacement surgery, which is the most common orthopedic surgery of today, is a solution for patients with hip fracture and arthritis pain. In 2014, 332,000 people had this operation in the USA alone.

Preparation

Patients should stay away fromomega 3 food supplements or capsules, herbal or green teas, anti-inflammatory drugs, and aspirins or any kindof blood thinners 15 days before the surgery.

How It Is Performed

Total Hip Replacement 

The operation is performed under general anesthesia, and the incision is made to reach damaged joints. Then the surgeon starts to remove the forum head and continues to engrave the acetabulum (hip socket). When these parts of the hip removed, and the femur is ready for the implant, the surgeon will start to place the implant, the femoral stem firmly adheres to the patient's femur. The surgeon verifies the patient's range of motion when the patient is implanted. When the desired result is obtained, the surgeon closes the incision, and the healing process can begin.

Partial Hip Replacement 

Partial and total hip replacement surgeries are similar but to some extent. The only difference is that the acetabulum is not engraved and there is no replacement with a prosthesis. During this operation, only the femoral head is replaced.

After surgery, the patient should stay in the hospital for 4 days. The patient can stand, walk, or sit within one to two days. The average healing time of hip replacement surgery is 4 to 5 months.

Recovery

From the first day after the operation, the patient is required to receive physical therapy. For the operation to be successful, continuous exercise and consultation with the therapist are necessary. During the healing process, sports such as tennis, running, and basketball should be avoided.

Risks

Complications of a hip replacement can include: 

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

It should be noted that hip replacement problems are rarely observed,and complications are few.

Side Effects

The patients may experience some pain in the operation place after a few days from surgery. Also, patients may have nausea due to anesthesia, bruising, and some bleeding.

Success Rates

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

Faq

- 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. 

- 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. 

- 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 made with the help of your surgeon. 

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.