Hip replacement is a surgical procedure that can help relieve pain caused by arthritis in the hip joint. Hip replacement surgery replaces an artificial ball-and-socket joint with a metal or plastic implant called a stem. The new hip allows you to move more easily and reduces stress on your bones and muscles.
What is hip replacement surgery?
Hip replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by an artificial implant. The doctor will remove the damaged parts of your hip and replace them with artificial components made from metal and plastic.
Hip replacement surgery may be recommended if you have suffered from severe or chronic pain due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or advanced wear-and-tear on your bones that makes it difficult for you to walk without discomfort or pain. In addition, if there are other health issues affecting your ability to perform daily tasks (like standing), hip replacement surgery could help improve mobility and reduce stress on areas like knees and ankles, as well as joints throughout your body.
When all other forms of therapy have failed to adequately relieve the pain, it may be used
For many who have endured years of chronic hip discomfort, hip replacement surgery is the last choice. When all other forms of therapy have failed to adequately relieve the pain, it may be used. Medication for discomfort, physical therapy, and soft tissue surgery are further options. If you are experiencing hip discomfort, you should discuss your options with one of our qualified specialists. Additionally, you will require a spinal block or general anaesthesia in order to be completely asleep and pain-free during surgery.
Conditions which may lead to Hip Replacement Surgery
While the majority of hip replacement surgeries are performed to treat osteoarthritis, there are a few other conditions that may lead to hip replacement. These include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid arthritis, often known as RA, is an autoimmune and inflammatory condition in which your immune system unintentionally assaults healthy cells in your body, leading to inflammation (painful swelling) in the areas of your body affected. RA primarily targets joints, typically a number of joints at once.
- Avascular necrosis (AVN)
Avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is caused by trauma or infection. Hip fractures can also cause avascular necrosis or ONFH. In some cases, it’s not clear if RA causes AVN or vice versa; however, both conditions are more common among people who have had multiple joint surgeries. Traumatic arthritis refers to damage done by a fall onto an outstretched hand while walking downstairs — this type of injury can affect any bone in your body and cause pain over time after healing has occurred. Certain types of fractures may require surgery sooner rather than later because they put pressure on nearby nerves; these include those caused by falls onto hard surfaces like concrete floors.”
Surgery involves making an incision on either side of your hip just below where it meets your pelvis, then lifting out all the damaged parts of your hip joint so they can be replaced with metal or plastic components made specifically for this purpose. Once the surgery is complete, recovery time depends on how quickly you heal; sometimes, people will have some pain after surgery, but most won’t need painkillers at all!
The stem is topped by a ball that fits into a cup that has been inserted into the acetabulum (a part of the pelvic bone). The stem and ball are attached to this by screws. The cement holding them in place is called “cement”, which means they can be removed when you are ready to walk again.
Hip replacements are usually done under general anaesthesia so that you are asleep during the operation.
Consult a doctor for treatment of hip replacement
- Consult a doctor for treatment of hip replacement.
- The best way to find the right doctor is through referrals from friends and family, as they will have experience with them.
- The doctor should be experienced in hip replacements, have a good reputation and be able to provide references from previous patients who are happy with the services provided by them. You should also ask for their contact details so that you can call them if there are any questions or concerns about your treatment plan after surgery has been performed.
- If you have a painful hip, the best option is to seek treatment from a doctor. He or she can help you determine whether it’s time for hip replacement surgery and how long it will take to recover. Strong pain relief medications are available that can be used during your recovery period; however, if your pain isn’t relieved after six months of taking these drugs, then another option may be necessary to keep you comfortable.To get a detailed overview of hip replacement surgery, contact our experts at Saqsham Ortho today!
What is the procedure for Total Hip Replacement Surgery?
A total hip replacement involves removing the ball-shaped head of the femur (upper leg bone) and replacing it with a stem that extends down into the shaft of the femur.
The stem is topped by a ball that fits into a cup that has been inserted into an incision in your pelvis called an acetabulum. This helps keep your bone aligned properly as you move around. The surgeon makes a cut over your hip bone to access this area, then removes all but one or two inches of each thigh bone so they can be replaced with artificial metal balls attached to stems made from metal alloys such as cobalt chrome 0, alpha alumina and titanium alloy 63% – 74%, depending on which type best suits your needs for strength and durability during everyday wear and tear over time!
Is Anaesthesia given to patients during operation? How much time do patients need to stay in the hospital post-surgery?
Hip replacements are usually done under general anaesthesia so that you are asleep during the operation. The hip replacement surgery takes about two hours, and it’s done on an outpatient basis.
Afterwards, you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days to recover from your surgery.
You will be back at home after about three weeks, although some people take longer than this to fully recover from their hip replacement procedure. You may need some help around the house for a few weeks after your operation until things get back to normal and you get used to walking again with good posture and balance.
Can the surgery be performed without anaesthesia?
If there is no choice but to go through with the procedure without anaesthesia, then it should only take around one hour in total! A tube will be inserted into your throat so that it can be used as an artificial breathing apparatus, while another catheter will be inserted into the bladder so that urine can be collected via this method instead of being passed out through the urine stream. This is because urine’s flow rate decreases significantly after drinking fluids regularly throughout day-to-day activities like sleeping hours at night time periods spent awake because someone needs assistance doing household chores etc.
At Saqsham, we care for your well-being and strive to bring you the best orthopaedic care and solutions. If you are experiencing any hip-related issues and would like to get a medical opinion, we’d suggest you book an appointment.