Get relief from persistent pain and return to a normal lifestyle with Hip Replacement Surgery in Gurgaon
Persistent hip pain can make simple everyday tasks a real challenge. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason one may need a hip replacement. Osteoarthritis can lead to loss of hip joint cartilage. Damage to the joint cartilage and bones may limit the movement and range of motion and can cause pain. People with severe pain from a degenerative joint disease might be unable to carry out normal activities that involve bending or movement, including walking or sitting. Other forms of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis is the arthritis that developed due to a hip injury can possibly damage the hip joint.
Before recommending surgery, the orthopedic doctor will try nonsurgical treatment options to improve mobility and pain. If non-surgical medical treatments do not control the arthritis pain, your orthopedic doctor may recommend a hip replacement surgery. Some nonsurgical medical treatments for degenerative joint disease include-
- Anti inflammatory medications
- Pain medications
- Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate
- Reducing activities that cause pain
- Assistance for walking such as a walking cane
Hip replacement surgery is a successful and recommended treatment for chronic pain and disability of the hip joint. Hip replacement surgery can also be suggested to treat certain types of hip fractures. Pain from a fracture can be severe and can make walking or even moving the leg painful.
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We want to help you overcome pain and improve your mobility and overall quality of life. Meet with our orthopedic doctors to undergo a successful hip replacement in Gurgaon and get rid of constant pain.
Who should have a hip replacement?
If you are suffering from conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and the condition has worn away the cartilage in the hip, you might be recommended a hip replacement. If regular activities like walking have become too painful and the condition is not getting better with physiotherapy or medicines, you should consider a hip replacement surgery. While most individuals who qualify for a hip replacement surgery are between ages 55 to 80, younger individuals with rheumatoid arthritis or older patients in good health may also qualify for this surgery.
Individuals who qualify for a hip replacement are also candidates for the innovative, minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. Meet a skilled orthopedic surgeon to undergo a detailed diagnosis and know if you are a good candidate to undergo hip replacement. Contact us to book an appointment with one of the best doctors for hip replacement in Gurgaon.
What happens after I undergo hip replacement surgery?
Once the hip replacement surgery is done you will be taken to a recovery room to be kept under observation. you will be required to stay in the hospital for a few days after the surgery during which your blood pressure pulse and breathing rate would be monitored constantly. A few days after the surgery can be uncomfortable and a little painful for you, for which pain killers will be prescribed by your surgeon.
You must mobilize your new joint shortly after the surgery. For this, a physical therapist will be assisting you. A physical exercise plan will be drawn out for you which you’ll be supposed to follow during your hospital stay and after your discharge. You will be discharged a few days after the surgery to your home or a rehab center. Either way, a physiotherapist will be arranged for your exercise and therapy until your joint regains muscle strength and range of motion.
Road to recovery after hip replacement surgery
You will be taken to a recovery room to be kept under observation immediately after your surgery. The hospital stay after hip replacement surgery is usually from three to five days. Your doctor will keep checking up on you at regular intervals, and a nurse will keep a check on your vital signs. Most patients can start walking with the help of a walking stick or aid shortly after the procedure.
The rehabilitation and physiotherapy program will begin in the hospital right after the surgery. You will be recommended to try to walk before your discharge so that the condition of the joint can be ascertained. Before you are sent home, you will be given a prescription for pain medications. If all the precautions are taken and physiotherapy programs are followed through, you will be able to get back to your regular life in about four weeks.
Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement surgery is recommended to patients who have suffered severe cartilage damage on the hip joint and have failed to see any improvement with conservative treatment options like physiotherapy, exercise, or anti-inflammatory medications.
Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is done under the influence of general anesthesia. If the surgery is to be done with a single incision approach, a 3 to 6-inch incision is made on the side of the hip to expose the joint, while in some cases, two smaller incisions may be made. Then, the muscles are minimally dissected and the artificial implant is used to replace the damaged joint.
We realise how important it might be for you to get back to your regular life as quickly and safely as possible after a hip replacement. Minimally invasive hip replacement has been specifically designed to mobilise patients within 6 hours of the surgery with a rapid and safer recovery.
A major advantage of this surgery is that it allows the patient to get back on his or her feet quickly with ease. Our medical team will work with you prior to and after the surgery, ensuring every aspect of your recovery and aftercare is planned as per your needs
- Advantages of minimally invasive hip replacement are-
- Less trauma to the tissue as the muscles and tendons are not cut.
- Faster and less painful recovery.
- Smaller incisions, resulting in less scarring. Two small incisions of 1.5 to 2 inches each are made in minimally invasive hip replacement, rather than one large incision of 10- to 12-inches.
- Shorter hospital stay of 1 to 2 days.
- Lesser blood loss and less need for blood donation
- Quick return to work and regular activities
Benefits of getting a minimally invasive total hip replacement
Minimally invasive hip replacement surgeries have several benefits over traditional total hip replacement surgery. Some areas where the minimally invasive technique has an edge over traditional technique are listed as follows.
- small incisions
- short hospital stay
- lesser trauma to surrounding muscles and tissues
- speedy recovery
- less blood loss during surgery
- less scarring post-surgery
- less pain for surgery
Risks and complications of hip replacement surgery
Just like any other major surgery, hip replacement surgery comes with a set of risks and complications too. It is best to discuss the complications associated with hip replacement surgery with your specialist before you make a decision.
It should be noted that minimally invasive hip replacement surgery has relatively lower chances of complications as compared to traditional surgery. Some common risks and complications that might be associated with this procedure are as follows.
- infection at the site of surgery
- hip dislocation
- fracture of the hip
- loosened hip joint
- nerve damage in the operated leg
- difference between the length of legs
- trauma to blood vessels
- bruising and scarring
- deep vein thrombosis or DVT
Postoperative care after hip replacement surgery
You will have to take special care of your new artificial joint after total hip replacement surgery to ensure proper healing and to prevent complications like dislocation and loosening of the joint. Some precautions that are commonly advised after a hip replacement surgery are listed below.
- Keep a pillow between your legs while sleeping for at least six weeks after the surgery
- Do not cross your legs during your recovery
- Do not bend your hip across 90 degrees
- Don't sit on low chairs
- Don't bend down to pick things up. Use a grabber if needed
- Avoid bending your hip and turning your foot simultaneously
- Use an elevated toilet seat
Questions you should ask your surgeon before hip replacement surgery
It is normal to have doubts and queries about a procedure as major as hip replacement surgery. Some questions that you can ask your surgeon before making a decision are given below.
- How is the surgery performed?
- How would the surgery benefit you?
- What are some risks associated with total hip replacement surgery?
- Are the associated risks minor or serious?
- How successful is hip replacement surgery?
- What is the process of post-operative care?
- What will happen if I don't undergo the surgery?
Visit Pristyn Care for your hip replacement surgery
The team of orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care specializes in performing minimally invasive surgeries including total hip replacement and partial hip replacement. Hip replacement surgery can offer you permanent relief from the pain and discomfort of a damaged hip joint which may be caused by a degenerative disease or accidental injuries. If you have been suffering from severe and chronic hip pain, contact the team of orthopedic doctors and surgeons at Pristyn Care today to discuss treatment options and further course of action.
Treatments for Degenerative Joint Disease in the Hip
Patients suffering from degenerative joint disease are advised to undergo prompt treatment. There are a number of treatment options for degenerative hip disease, ranging from nonsurgical to surgical treatment. The treatment option for each patient is chosen based on several individual factors, such as age, activity level, extent of cartilage loss the joint has experienced and the effect of the disease on the patient’s life.
Different treatments for degenerative disease in the hip joint you that may discuss with your orthopedic doctor include-
- Medication- Medications can help reduce the inflammation and swelling and can help manage the pain.
- Physiotherapy- This can help strengthen the muscles around the affected joint and thus improve mobility and reduce pain. However, patients with severe pain or symptoms may require physiotherapy for several weeks or months.
- Hip operation- If other treatments are not successful, the orthopedic surgeon may advise hip joint replacement procedure. The surgeon will replace the injured hip joint with a metal or ceramic implant to restore function and quality of life.