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What is a Hip replacement?

Hip arthroplasty, or hip replacement, is a surgical procedure that aims to treat pain in the hip joint by replacing some parts of the joint with artificial implants. The hip joint consists of a ball at the top of the femur and the socket in the pelvis.  The surgery involves the replacement of one or both of these parts to allow the patient to resume daily activities and exercises with significantly less pain.

Types of Hip Replacement Surgery

Total Hip replacement is the most common form of hip replacement and is done to replace worn-out sections of the hip with artificial implants.

Total Hip replacement

Partial Hip replacement

Hip resurfacing

Hip Replacement is Required because of degeneration of Hip joint because of

  • Osteoporosis of Hip joint
  • Osteonecrosis of Hip joint
  • Osteoarthristis of Hip joint
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hip joint
  • Trauma to Hip joint

Indications of hip replacement surgery

  • Injuries, like dislocation and fracture from a fall.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Avascular necrosis, or osteonecrosis
  • Neoplasms
  • Severe hip pain, swelling, and stiffness that interferes with your mobility.
  • Severe discomfort that interferes with your rest and sleep cycle
  • Daily tasks like walking, climbing stairs, shopping, etc. become painful.
  • Psychological stress and depression because of pain and lack of mobility.
  • No effect of nonsurgical treatment methods
  • Other health issues have been ruled out by your doctor.

Diagnostic tests required for Hip Replacement

The orthopedic surgeon will ask you to have some tests before hip replacement surgery, including-

  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • Echocardiogram

These imaging tests will help in better diagnosis of the condition, the surgeon will suggest the best suitable treatment option for you after evaluating your condition based on the test results.

Risks & Complications

Hip replacement surgery is a major surgery that involves some risks and complications.

Possible complications from hip replacement surgery include:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Blood vessel injury
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Infection
  • Leg-length inequality
  • Loosening of implant
  • Nerve injury
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
Potential risks and complications associated with hip replacement surgery

  • Celebrities and Athletes who underwent Hip  Replacement Surgery

    Celebrities and Athletes who underwent Hip Replacement Surgery

    Celebrities and Athletes who underwent Hip  Replacement Surgery

    Celebrities

    • George H. W. Bush– George H.W. Bush underwent hip replacement surgery at the age of 76 in the year 2000, while his wife, the former First Lady Barbara Bush got the same procedure three years before her husband. 
    • Billy Joel- Popstar Billy Joel got both his hips replaced in 2010 to correct congenital condition.
    • Heston Blumenthal suffered some complications after he broke his leg at the age of 9 and then at the age of 15 during kickboxing. He underwent hip replacement surgery at the age of 47 to rectify the issue.
    • Lady Gaga: The American pop icon underwent a major hip replacement surgery at the age of 27.
    • Prince: America’s favorite purple paisley pixie Prince had a hi[ replacement surgery in his late 40s in the year 2008  after being exacerbated by the high-heeled boots he usually wears.
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger had hip replacement surgery in the year 2002 and has had an artificial hip ever since.
    • Jane Fonda– Jane Fonda had hip replacement surgery at the age of 67 in the year 2005.  The actress also underwent knee replacement surgery and still maintains a healthy and active lifestyle.

    Athletes

    • Bodybuilder Lou Ferringo got his hips and knees replaced.
    • Metcon proponent and “Father of Paleo” Art DeVany had hip replacement surgery in 2014.
    • Sir Alex Ferguson, Former Manchester United coach also had to get hip replacement surgery in 2013. 
    • Boris Becker had hip replacement surgery at the age of 46.
    • Mary Lou Retton,  then gold medal gymnast, had to get a hip replacement at the age of 37.
    • Figure skater Rudy Galindo has undergone hip replacement surgery and competed with ceramic hips at the age of 33. 
  • Myths and facts about hip replacement surgery

    Myths and facts about hip replacement surgery

    Myths and facts about hip replacement surgery

    Myth: Only people with arthritis can get artificial joints

    Fact: Arthritis is one of the many conditions that is treated by hip replacement surgery and by the place in the damaged joint with new implants. Replacement surgery successfully treats symptoms like pain, stiffness, swelling, and immobility in joints. 

     

    Myth: Replacements don’t last for long and you will require a second surgery eventually.

    Fact: Hip replacement joints can last as long as 25 years. However, the success of the implant varies from patient to patient and depends on various factors including the patients’ lifestyle, health, the occurrence of an accident, etc. 

     

    Myth: You will not be able to walk for several weeks after hip replacement surgery 

    Fact: You will be able to stand and walk a few steps with some support the day of the surgery. 

     

    Myth: Hip replacement surgeries don’t feel natural.

    Fact: You will be able to stand and walk on the same day of the surgery with the help of some support, and you will be able to walk independently once you have completed your rehabilitation period. The implant will feel just like your regular hip. However, if you experience symptoms like pain or discomfort, speak to your doctor immediately.

     

    Myth: People undergo hip replacement surgery if they have had a serious injury.

    Fact: Typically, dislocations, injuries, and fractures of the hip can demand replacement.  But in several cases, hip replacements are done to treat arthritis.

     

    Myth: You should wait for as much as possible before having hip replacement surgery. 

    Fact: If your quality of life is being compromised because of pain, swelling, and immobility of the hip, you should talk to your doctor and consider hip replacement surgery as a treatment option for you.  At this stage delaying the surgery will only damage your bones further.  

     

    Myth: Every hip replacement surgery is complicated and has many risks.

    Fact: Around  80 to 90% of hip replacement surgeries are successful and the joints last for at least 15 to 25 years. 

  • Why choose Prsityn Care for your hip replacement surgery?

    Why choose Prsityn Care for your hip replacement surgery?

    Why choose Prsityn Care for your hip replacement surgery?

    Highly skilled and experienced hip replacement surgeons at Pristyn Care perform minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries, like total hip replacement or partial hip replacement, that can improve the surgical results and reduce rehabilitation and recovery time. 

    If you are suffering from chronic hip pain and have not found relief with various treatment methods, a hip replacement surgery can help you. Undergoing hip replacement by our best hip surgeons might be exactly what you need to return to an active and pain-free lifestyle. If you think you may benefit from a hip replacement or if you have been recommended for hip replacement surgery for arthritis or other conditions, contact our team today to discuss more about the surgery. Our team will help you schedule your consultation with an expert orthopedic surgeon in your city. 

Questions you should ask your doctor about hip replacement surgery

Is hip replacement surgery the best option to treat my symptoms?
Will my age affect the rate of success of the surgery?
What will happen if I postpone the surgery?
What other options are available for me other than hip replacement surgery?
How is hip replacement surgery performed?
What type of hip replacement surgery should I choose for best results?
What are the potential risks associated with hip replacement surgery?
Will I need blood transfusion during the surgery?
Should I donate some blood before surgery so that it can be used for transfusion later?
What can I do to reduce the chance of complications in the surgery?
Are there any medical issues like high blood pressure, heart diseases, and diabetes which will affect my surgery?
What are the chances of infection during or after the surgery?
What can I do to ensure the success of the surgery?
Should I learn some exercises in advance for my recovery?
Should I learn how to use crutches and walking aids before the surgery?
What changes should I make in my house for the recovery period?
Should I quit alcohol or smoking before the surgery?
Should I lose some weight before the surgery?
Do I need to discontinue any medication before my surgery?
How much does a hip replacement surgery cost?
Will my insurance cover the cost of my hip replacement surgery?
Is the cost of hip replacement surgery different for different hospitals?
How can I find out if my insurance policy will pay for my hip replacement surgery?
What will be the duration of the hospital stay after the surgery?
When will I be discharged from the hospital after my hip replacement surgery?
When will the physiotherapy program begin?
Will I be able to walk and stand immediately after the surgery?

Treatment options & cost

The average cost of hip replacement can range from Rs. 2.8 Lakhs to Rs 5 Lakhs

  • The cost of unilateral hip replacement surgery can range from INR  2,80,000 to 3,50,000.
  • The cost of bilateral hip replacement surgery can range from  INR  4,50,000 to 5,00,000

Please note that the above-mentioned cost includes the basic costs of hospitalisation and postoperative care. However, the cost of hip replacement surgery can change, with various factors involved, such as- 

  • General costs of surgeon and hospital
  • Type of hip implant used 
  • Type of hip replacement
  • Surgical approach used (minimally invasive or open surgery)
  • Type of anesthesia administered
  • Comorbidities such as diabetes, liver or lung disease, etc
  • The city where you need to undergo the procedure 

Insurance coverage for hip replacement surgery

Most insurance companies cover the cost of hip replacement surgeries,  but the exact details of the cover depend on your health insurance policy. To know the amount of insurance cover, talk to your insurance provider and discuss your treatment plan.

Recovery after hip replacement surgery

Immediately after your hip replacement surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room, where you will be kept under observation until your vital signs, including heart rate and blood pressure normalize. Most patients feel comfortable to walk on their own, or using walking aid the same day after the surgery. Rehabilitation will begin in the hospital itself, right after the surgery. Prior to your discharge, you will be prescribed medications for pain, to prevent infection and boost recovery. Hospitalisation after minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is usually 3-5 days and most patients are able to return to their regular life in 3 to 5 weeks. Before your discharge, your orthopedic surgeon will refer you to a physiotherapist who will help you restore maximum function and mobility after the surgery.

Latest research about hip Replacement

  • Latest research about hip Replacement

    Impact of the leg lengthening total hip arthroplasty on the coronal alignment of the spine

  • Latest research about hip Replacement

    Researchers find the “true” rate of dislocation following total hip replacement

  • Latest research about hip Replacement

    Lateral flow test enables faster, accurate diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection

  • Latest research about hip Replacement

    Study shows higher hip replacement operations can yield better results

  • Latest research about hip Replacement

    Hip replacement surgeries at safety net hospitals linked to higher complications, mortality

  • Latest research about hip Replacement

    Study shows overall rate of preoperative stress testing for hip and knee replacements

  • Latest research about hip Replacement

    Majority of conversion total hip arthroplasties can be considered a primary replacement: a matched cohort study

FAQ

When can I return to my normal life and activities after hip replacement ?

Most people return to normal life somewhere between 4 to 6 weeks. This will broadly depend on the type of hip replacement surgery you had (traditional or minimally invasive) and appropriate completion of the rehabilitation and physiotherapy program.

Will my insurance cover hip replacement surgery?

Most health insurance companies cover the cost of a hip replacement. We also provide a No-Cost EMI option for patients who do not have a health insurance plan and need assistance with finances for the procedure. 

How many days will I have to stay in hospital after minimally invasive hip replacement surgery?

The patient is typically discharged from the hospital 3 to 4 days after the minimally invasive hip replacement surgery.

How long is the incision for arthroscopic hip replacement surgery?

Arthroscopic hip replacement surgery needs a small incision of 4 – 6 inch while the traditional hip replacement open surgery uses a large incision of 10 – 12 inches. 

When can I return to work after a hip replacement surgery ?

If your job involves a regular office setting, you might be able to return to your work within 2 to 3 weeks. However, if your job requires a lot of exertion, bending over, walking, use of heavy machinery or heavy manual labour, you will be advised to a bit later.

When do I start rehabilitation after the hip replacement surgery ?

Rehabilitation typically begins in the hospital itself, right after the surgery. 

What is the success rate after hip replacement surgery?

Hip replacement surgery has a 90% success rate in terms of stability of the knee joint, pain-relief, patient’s satisfaction, mobility and return to full activity.

Can I play sports after having a hip replacement?

High impact sports such as running are generally not recommended for a few weeks. After you recover from the surgery, and with your surgeon’s permission, you can resume sports like walking, cycling, swimming and golf. Make sure to discuss your desired activity levels and goals with your orthopedic surgeon.

How long does a hip replacement surgery take?

On average, hip replacement surgeries last about 2 hours. A partial hip replacement might take less time, and a double hip replacement surgery may take longer. If any complications occur during the surgery, the operative time might increase. 

Facts and statistics around Hip Replacement:

Statistical Data about Hip Replacement and their surgery

India

Over  70,000 hip procedures take place every year in India.  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/60094167.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst                

Global

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report approximately 332,000 hip replacements performed annually in the U.S. https://apnews.com/article/ee75ca4b5d054b05b352e525b820f382

Based on their review of the data, researchers predicted that the total annual counts (95% prediction intervals) of total hip arthroplasty may increase by 34% in 2020 (to 498,000 replacements) and by 75% in 2025 (to 652,000 replacements). https://www.rheumatologyadvisor.com/home/topics/osteoarthritis/increased-rate-of-total-joint-replacements-predicted-from-2020-to-2040/

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 450,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States. https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/total-hip-replacement

Around 7 million Americans are living with a hip or knee replacement, and consequently, in most cases, are mobile, despite advanced arthritis. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4551172/

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