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.
Total Hip replacement
Partial Hip replacement
The orthopedic surgeon will ask you to have some tests before hip replacement surgery, including-
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.
Hip replacement surgery is a major surgery that involves some risks and complications.
Possible complications from hip replacement surgery include:
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.
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.
The average cost of hip replacement can range from Rs. 2.8 Lakhs to Rs 5 Lakhs
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-
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.