Total Hip Replacement is a planned surgery and can be posted as per the wishes of the patients. This is not an emergency surgery. Based on patient condition the doctor suggests for Hip Replacement Surgery but the decision when to undergo the same lies with the patient. If a patient is diabetic or hypertensive, then a general physician is involved to manage the same before posting the patient for surgery.
Even this procedure is normally recommended for patients who are aged 20 years or above and suffering from severe pain and limited or total loss of Hip functionality because of arthritis where other methods of treatments have failed. Sometimes patients who have trauma of Hip are also advised to undergo Hip Replacement Surgery.
In a Hip Replacement Surgery, the damaged or diseased Hip is replaced with artificial, metal and ceramic parts. The procedure involves replacing acetabulum of Hip bone and head of femur. The total surgery time is about 2 hrs but the actual surgery lasts for about an hour only. Post operatively the patient is observed in SICU for 24 hours.
The total hospital stay at Hyderabad Multispeciality Hospital for a Hip Replacement Surgery is approximately 3-4 days. During which patient is trained and rehabilitated in such a way that they will be comfortable at their homes.
It takes about 1 month – 3 months before total recovery of the patient and rehabilitation. Post total Hip replacement, the person is expected to do regular exercise as advised by the physiotherapist. The success of the surgery / implant life depends upon the proper utilization of the replaced Hip joint. The patient is advised not get into high impact activities like jumping and running. However they can walk, climb a fleet of stairs, sit on the floor etc., like any other normal person.
Patient can experience reduced pain that was felt prior to the surgery. Hip replacement surgery also increases the range of motion in the joint. However, activities such as running or playing football may be too much on the artificial joint. But in time, individuals can swim, hike, play golf or ride a bike comfortably.
Doctor recommends hip replacement surgery when there is a:
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