Since the introduction of hip replacement in the 1970s, implants and surgical techniques have been refined and have led to excellent clinical results. Hip replacement allows patients to regain a painless and functional hip, as well as meet their expectations by authorizing the resumption of daily movements or professional and sportive activities.
When non-operative treatment can no longer relieve the pain and stiffness due to arthritis of the hip, your surgeon may need to recommend a hip replacement surgery. The total hip replacement replaces the upper end of the femur and restructures the surface of the acetabulum. The goal of hip replacement is to restore functional mobility and eliminate the feeling of discomfort as much as possible while allowing you to find a more active lifestyle.
Who Is This For?
1 to 2 hours
Potential Risks & Side Effects
3 to 6 weeks
Success Rate: 90- 95%
How Does it Work?
Hip replacement is an operation generally performed in individuals aged 60-80 years, suffering from moderate to severe arthritis. To remove the damaged hip joint, the surgeon makes an incision in the hip, removes the hip joint to be replaced and inserts an artificial joint or implant in its place.
What Does Hip Replacement Treatment Involve?
1. Consultation for Hip Replacement
The first step to start your hip replacement process will be the online consultation. At this stage, our specialists will ask you some questions to define your problems by learning your complaint first. The main target of this stage is to make sure whether you are a suitable candidate for hip replacement or not. Your health history, medications you use, allergies you have, your previous hip treatments or any other surgeries and your expectations about the process is the most important data to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you at this stage. The imaging results (if any) will be very useful to understand your current status and also eligibility during this online consultation phase.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
Once it has been decided that you are a candidate for the hip replacement procedure, we work on making the best treatment planning for you. We will share the results of the clinics and surgeons; which we determine according to the criteria we receive from you. After you make a selection among them, we proceed to the stage of detailed planning adjustments.
3. Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your hip replacement surgeon. He or she will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations and also make you understand what you should expect from your treatment. Your clinic will explain everything you need to know about your treatment process and try to simulate the results as much as possible, in order you to feel clear and comfortable.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the hip replacement process begins, your surgeon will conduct some necessary medical tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the procedure. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests and preliminary examinations to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the procedure and if any risk obtained, surgeons try to eliminate them first.
Things You Should Consider After Hip Replacement Treatment
Is Hip Replacement Procedure Painful?
Your arthritis pain will be gone immediately after the hip replacement surgery but postoperative pain and discomfort may occur for a few days. This post-operative pain can be easily managed with painkillers. Your surgeon will prescribe medications that will relax you during the recovery period and also reduce the risk of complications.
How Can I Prevent Constipation After Hip Replacement Surgery?
Constipation is common after hip replacement surgery and to prevent this side effect you should drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of liquids each day and eat more high-fiber foods such as whole-grain bread, bran cereals, fresh fruit, and vegetables.
What Sports Should I Avoid After Hip Replacement Surgery?
In general, sports with a risk of falling, contact, and collision are not recommended; ice skating, squash, baseball, softball, football, soccer, etc.
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