Primary Hip Replacement
Dr. Yuvraj Kumar is an expert Orthopedic & Hip Replacement Surgeon in Faridabad, Delhi NCR with years of industry knowledge. You can consult him for primary hip replacement surgery and improve his quality of life easily.
Hip replacement (or primary hip replacement) is a surgery to replace a damaged hip joint with an artificial hip or prosthesis. It becomes necessary in cases where the hip joint is worn or damaged to the level to impact mobility and cause pain even while resting. Being a major surgery, it’s recommended only in cases when other treatments such as medicines and physiotherapy have not helped.
Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for hip replacement surgery, through people who have a hip fracture or who have rheumatoid arthritis may also need the procedure. Some of the other conditions that may damage the hip joint and necessitate the procedure include avascular necrosis Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and bone dysplasias(unusual(CDH).
Although hip replacement surgery is mostly done on people aged between 60 to 80 years, it can always be suitable for adults of any age. More so, an artificial hip joint that is used during the surgery can last up to 20 to 30 years and can also ensure a great reduction in pain and improvement in movement.
Causes and symptoms
A hip replacement surgery is recommended for those people who have severe pain, stiffness, and swelling in their hip joint and experience reduced mobility. The procedure is needed where the hip pain is so extreme that it affects sleep and quality of life.
The surgery also becomes the last option for people who find it difficult to do everyday tasks such as walking, moving, bathing, etc. A hip replacement surgery is normally safe but there may be complications like hip dislocation, fracture, infection at the surgical site, injuries to the nerves and blood vessels, etc.
If you experience pain in the hip, leg, or groin, you should consult an orthopedic surgeon in Faridabad, particularly when the pain recurs and does not subside in a day or so. Symptoms that you need a hip replacement also include swelling at/near the hip joint, problems in walking, or clinking or grinding from the hip.
Before a hip replacement, patients are given anesthesia to keep them relaxed during the procedure and help them bear the pain easily. The doctor will then start the surgery by making a cut to the thighbone to access the hip joint. After that, the thighbone will be cut with a saw to remove the ball portion of the joint.
The doctor will then attach an artificial joint to the thighbone with the help of cement or a special material. The surface of the hipbone is prepared and the replacement socket part is attached there. The Primary Hip Replacement surgeon in Faridabad, Delhi NCR will then insert the new ball part of the thighbone into the socket part, put a drain and then re-attach the muscles, and close the incision.
More so, a hip replacement surgery can be done either by using the standard technique or by a minimally invasive technique where the latter can ensure smaller cuts to helpless blood loss and ease pain post the procedure.