Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery

An arthritic hip joint is surgically removed during hip replacement surgery and replaced with an artificial joint, frequently comprised of metal and plastic parts. When all other forms of treatment have failed to adequately relieve pain, it is typically done. The technique ought to ease hip joint discomfort, facilitating walking.

The hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint during a hip replacement treatment to relieve the patient’s pain and suffering. The best options for hip replacement surgery are available at Maruti Hospital, where they are conducted by a group of highly qualified surgeons with extensive experience in the procedure. We are well known as a top hospital for hip replacement surgery and successful hip joint replacement procedures.

The patient’s hip osteoarthritis necessitates surgery because it hurts and is quite uncomfortable. His or her quality of life and freedom of movement are impacted by this. Because of this, the patient is unable to perform his or her daily chores and has restricted movement.

Maruti Hospital is one of Ahmedabad’s Best Hospitals for Hip Replacement Surgery and Successful Hip Joint Replacement.

Total hip arthroplasty, often known as hip replacement surgery, involves replacing the hip’s natural ball joint with an artificial one comprised of ceramic, plastic, and metal.

Why do I need a Hip Replacement Surgery?

If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other diseases, routine daily actions like walking or getting in and out of a chair may become uncomfortable and difficult. While sleeping or carrying out some simple tasks, you might feel uncomfortable, and your hip might feel extremely painful and stiff.

When taking medications, using walking aids, and making other modifications to your daily routine do not relieve your symptoms and increase your mobility, you may want to think about having a hip replaced. If your hip pain interferes with your regular activities and more conservative treatments haven’t helped or are no longer effective, hip replacement surgery may be a possibility for you. Hip replacement surgery can help you get rid of your discomfort, improve your mobility, regain your agility, and resume your usual daily activities. It is a procedure that can enhance your quality of life and is both safe and efficient.

Your situation will be carefully examined by a doctor, who will then choose the best course of action for your hip joint. Patients who have been selected for a hip replacement surgery typically experience the following symptoms:

  • Joint rigidity
  • Joint discomfort
  • Swelling in the joints
  • Having trouble walking and climbing stairs
  • Knees bent in a bow
  • limiting regular everyday activities and leisure time
  • Having trouble getting out of bed
  • rubbing or crunching of the hip joint’s bones.

How do I prepare for the Hip Replacement Surgery?

You must have a thorough talk with your orthopaedic surgeon about all parts of the procedure in order to get ready for a hip replacement. A thorough knowledge of the problem, the course of treatment, and the post-treatment plan is highly beneficial. Recognize how it will affect your work and mobility. Your orthopaedic surgeon will examine you before the procedure. The doctor will:

  • Ask about your medical history and current medications
  • Do a brief physical examination to make sure you are healthy and will order a list of tests (blood tests, X-ray/CT/MRI) to be done before the surgery to ensure that you are healthy to undergo the surgery.
  • Examine your hip, paying attention to the range of motion in your joint and the strength of the surrounding muscles

What will be done during the Surgery?

Under general anaesthesia, the surgeon will remove the joint’s ball part and connect an artificial joint to the thighbone in its place. Before the socket portion of the joint is reattached, the injured cartilage is restored.

What happens after the surgery?

After the hip replacement procedure, there will be a period of recovery that involves physical therapy and exercise. Patients need to be careful when doing things like squatting, lifting heavy loads, making sudden turns, and ascending stairs. It is advised to use high toilet seats and chairs with straight backs. Maintaining clutter-free, generally roomy dwellings is advised to prevent unexpected falls or blockages.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

The initial recovery period typically spans 6 to 12 weeks, but full recovery and return to normal activities may take a few months.

Risks include infection, blood clots, and implant-related issues. These risks are minimized through proper pre-operative assessment and post-operative care.

There are various hip implant designs, including metal-on-plastic, ceramic-on-plastic, and ceramic-on-ceramic. Your surgeon will recommend the most suitable option based on your condition.

Yes, physical therapy is essential for rehabilitation. It aids in restoring hip function, strength, and mobility, ensuring a successful recovery.

Patients should avoid high-impact activities, maintain a healthy weight, and follow prescribed exercises to support long-term hip health.