TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT
Total hip replacement is a surgery for arthritis of the hip joint and in case of fracture of neck of the femur bone in some patients. In the surgery, we change the degenerated and 8 writing portions of two bones in the head and neck of the femur (the ball) and acetabulum( the cup). The degenerative portion of bones is replaced by metals and material is known as highly Chrome link polyethylene.
-only people with severe arthritis of hip joint who are not responding to other treatments need a Total hip replacement
1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes
-Infection in an uncontrolled diabetic patient
It is better to be avoided for the Indian population
with modern-day anesthetic techniques and pain medication is not very painful in fact pain is similar for any other surgery.
-After 48 hours from surgery for most of the patients
-In a very selected group of patients weight bearing can be delayed for 2 to 3 weeks
-Generally, on the next day of surgery, a patient can sit and stand a knee Hexion extension.
-After 48 hours from surgery patients will start working with the help of Walker. And thereafter he or she can start stair climbing also. The patient will need Walker for 30 days. After he or she can walk independently.
yes, it is beneficial for most of the patients to take the help of any physiotherapist for a period of 15 days to 1 month.
20-25 yrs generally