A hip replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or diseased hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. This procedure is commonly performed to relieve pain, improve mobility, and enhance the overall quality of life for individuals who are experiencing hip joint problems.
How The Hip Replacement Procedure Works?
- Preparation: Before the surgery, the patient undergoes a thorough evaluation, which may include medical history, physical examination, imaging tests (X-rays, MRI), and blood tests. The surgeon discusses the procedure, potential risks, and benefits with the patient.
- Anesthesia: Hip replacement surgery is performed under anesthesia to ensure the patient is comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. Options include general anesthesia (where the patient is unconscious) or regional anesthesia (such as spinal or epidural anesthesia).
- Incision: The surgeon makes an incision over the hip joint, typically on the side or back of the hip.
- Reshaping the Hip Bone: The damaged parts of the hip joint, including the damaged femoral head (the “ball” part of the hip joint) and the hip socket (acetabulum), are carefully removed.
- Implant Placement: A metal or ceramic ball is placed on a stem and inserted into the hollowed-out femur (thigh bone). The socket in the pelvis is typically lined with a plastic, metal, or ceramic cup. These artificial components work together to mimic the natural hip joint.
- Stitching the Incision: After the new artificial joint is securely in place, the surgeon closes the incision with sutures or staples.
- Recovery and Rehabilitation: Following the surgery, patients are closely monitored in a recovery area. Rehabilitation and physical therapy are critical aspects of recovery and are initiated to help patients regain strength, mobility, and function in the hip joint.
Why Hip Replacement at Tefac Clinics is the Right Choice?
- Orthopedic Excellence: Our team of orthopedic specialists is at the forefront of hip replacement procedures. With years of experience and a dedication to innovation, we provide you with the highest standard of care.
- Personalized Treatment: We recognize that each patient is unique. Your journey with Tefac Clinics begins with a thorough evaluation, ensuring that the hip replacement plan is tailored to your specific needs.
- Cutting-Edge Technology: Tefac Clinics boasts state-of-the-art facilities and the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery. Our use of innovative techniques and prosthetics ensures that you receive the best care available.
- Minimal Disruption, Maximum Benefits: Hip replacement can be a life-transforming procedure. We aim to minimize disruption to your life by employing minimally invasive techniques that promote faster recovery and reduced pain.
- Comprehensive Rehabilitation: Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the operating room. We offer comprehensive post-operative care, including physical therapy and support, to ensure you regain your mobility and independence.
- International Standards, Affordable Prices: Tefac Clinics maintains international standards of care while offering competitive pricing, making high-quality hip replacement accessible to patients from around the world.
Why It’s Done?
Hip replacement surgery is performed for several reasons, primarily to alleviate pain and improve mobility in individuals who are experiencing hip joint problems. Here are some common reasons why hip replacement is done:
- Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for hip replacement. It’s a degenerative joint disease that causes the cartilage in the hip joint to wear away over time, resulting in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Hip replacement can provide relief from the pain and restore functionality.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that affects the hip joint, leading to inflammation, pain, and joint damage. Hip replacement can help individuals with rheumatoid arthritis regain joint function and reduce pain.
- Avascular Necrosis: Avascular necrosis is a condition in which the blood supply to the hip joint is compromised, leading to the death of bone tissue. This can result in severe pain and hip joint damage, often requiring hip replacement to alleviate symptoms.
- Hip Fractures: Fractures of the hip, particularly in older individuals, can lead to severe hip joint damage. Hip replacement may be necessary to repair the joint and restore mobility.
- Congenital Hip Disorders: Some individuals are born with hip joint abnormalities that can cause pain and dysfunction as they age. Hip replacement can be performed to correct these congenital issues and improve joint function.
- Other Joint Diseases: Certain joint diseases and conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis or Paget’s disease, can affect the hip joint and necessitate a replacement to manage pain and improve mobility.
- Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Traumatic injuries to the hip joint, such as dislocations or severe fractures, can lead to post-traumatic arthritis. Hip replacement may be recommended to relieve pain and improve joint function.
- Failed Previous Hip Surgeries: In some cases, individuals who have undergone previous hip surgeries that were unsuccessful or have led to complications may require hip replacement to correct the issues and restore joint function.