Hip replacement surgeryinvolves replacing the hip
Cheapest Hip Replacement price in Turkey is € 4,780. Average Hip Replacement cost in Turkey is € 10,555 where prices can go as high as € 15,000.
With FlyMedi, you can connect with 16 Orthopedics centers in Turkey that are offering Hip Replacement procedures. These Orthopedics centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and ISO 9001:2000. Popular Hip Replacement destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.
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Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.
Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.
Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.
Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.
Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.
● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.
● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.
● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.
● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.
● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.
● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.
● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.
● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.
● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.
● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.
● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.
● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything.
● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart - It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.
● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.
Hip replacement surgeryinvolves 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.
Hip replacement surgery is recommended if one or more of the following options are available:
● Rheumatoid arthritis
● Avascular necrosis
● Hip fractures ● Certain bone tumors
● Traumatic arthritis
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
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.
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.
Patient is required to stay 2 to 5 nights in the hospital
1 to 3 hours
2 to 4 weeks
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.
Complications of a hip replacement can include:
● Hip dislocation
● Hip loosening
● Periprosthetic fracture
It should be noted that hip replacement problems are rarely observed,and complications are few.
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.
The success rate of replacement procedures is around 90 and 95%, 10 years after the surgery.
- 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.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.