Procedure to replace damaged hip joint with an artificial joint.
Total hip replacement – The damaged hip joint is completely replaced with an artificial joint. Partial hip replacement – Only the damaged part of the joint is replaced with an artificial joint.
A person with severe hip injury or deformity that Doesn’t go away with medicines Becomes worse while walking even with support. Makes it impossible to stand after sitting for a long duration Consult your doctor first. A person is not eligible for a hip replacement if he has an active infection of the hip joint or localized bone tumor.
Standard fit implants are available in general sizes Custom-fit implants are made available in the size of the patient’s bone/joint.
An incision is made on the front of the hip. A damaged part or the entire hip joint is removed. The artificial joint implant is attached to the hip bone and/or thigh bone The incision is closed.
Open surgery, A surgery in which a large incision is made to replace the damaged part of the joint with bone grafts. Robot-assisted hip replacement A surgical procedure that uses robotic technology to assist a surgeon during hip replacement (total or partial). Navigation-assisted joint replacement A surgical procedure that uses navigation guidance using imageless, CT scan, or fluoroscopy for implantation.
4-6 days of hospitalization and physiotherapy exercises for early mobilization.
Outcomes depend on physical therapy & rehabilitation. You may experience surgical site pain, which subsides gradually. You would be able to walk and do hip movements, but with certain limitations. What are the post-surgery precautions to be taken at home? Precautions to be taken Use a cane or walker until you regain strength & balance Minimize stair climbing Perform the regular exercise as suggested Avoid recliners, sit in straight chairs Have an elevated toilet seat.