Understanding Total Hip Replacement Surgery

April 07, 2022

If you are going through treatment options or if you’ve already decided to go for a hip replacement surgery, this article can help you better understand the procedure and weigh its pros and cons.

How do you know if your hip is damaged?

A damaged hip, due to arthritis or a fracture or other reasons, will make performing simple tasks like walking or sitting painful and difficult. Bending can be a problem and some people even feel uncomfortable while resting.

You can visit an orthopaedic doctor and get yourself checked out.

The first line of treatment will include medications, some moderations and limits on activities, physiotherapy and a walker to support you.

In case none of this ease your symptoms, you should consider hip replacement surgery, which is a safe and very effective option that can restore the hip’s range of motion, ease your pain, and help you get back to life, as it was before.

Hip replacement surgery ranks among the safest and most successful surgeries today, and the effectiveness of total hip replacement has never been better than it is today.

The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis, more specifically rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and traumatic arthritis- the most common forms of arthritis.

During a total hip replacement, any damaged bone and cartilage is carefully taken out and replaced with new prosthetic parts. Any decision you take on hip replacement surgery should be done only and only by you, your near and dear ones, a doctor you trust and your orthopaedic surgeon.

There are several reasons you may be advised to get a hip replacement surgery. If your hip pain is restricting daily activities, if it pains even while you’re at rest, inability to move or lift the leg which has the afflicted hip, and if pain relief medication or therapy isn’t helping. 

Are you suitable for total hip replacement?

Yes, you are, since there is no age or weight limit for getting a total hip replacement, which is recommended on the level of pain a patient is in and the disability they are facing, not their age. Most patients are aged between 50 to 80, and total hip replacements have been performed successfully for every age, from teenagers to the elderly.

At Sehgal Neo Hospital, our orthopaedic experts have the requisite experience and exposure to carry out joint replacement surgeries, they have done numerous hip replacement surgeries, with positive clinical outcomes, rendering their patients; pain free!