What is Hip Replacement?


In this surgery, the surgeon eliminates the damaged part of the hip joint and replaces them with metal, ceramic or exceptionally hard plastic parts. This artificial joint (prosthesis) reduces the pain and helps to improve daily life work. This is also called as Total Hip Arthroplasty. Arthritis damage is one of the reason to require hip replacement .

Manifestations of Hip Replacement

  • Stiffness and swelling in hips
  • Pain in hips
  • Difficulty in getting up
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in performing daily tasks

Reasons for Hip Replacement

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Hip Joint Inflammation
  • Bone Dysplasia

Determination of Hip Replacement

Physical test and Screening test

Procedure of Hip Replacement

During the surgery the surgeon makes a cut over the front or side of your hip to eliminate infected bone and ligament which leaves solid bone flawless. Then, the surgeon inserts the prosthetic attachment into your pelvic bone, to supplant the harmed attachment. After this the surgeon replaces the round ball on the highest point of your femur with the prosthetic ball, which is joined to a stem that finds a way into your thighbone.

Dangers of Hip Replacement

  • Blood clumps
  • Infection
  • Fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Loosening
  • Nerve harm

Precautions After Hip Replacement

  • Keep away from weight lifting
  • Abstain from bouncing and playing with the exception of physiotherapy
  • Accept medicine as endorsed
  • Visit the surgeon in the event that you feel aggravation or agony nearby for more than expected

Clinic stay: 3 days