Total Hip Replacement
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Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgery to replace a worn out or damaged hip joint. The hip replacement surgeon replaces your existing hip joint with an artificial joint. This artificial joint/hip prosthesis will help reduce your hip joint pain and improve function. Total hip replacement surgery may be a choice after a hip fracture or for severe pain due to arthritis. Also known as hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement surgery should be considered if your hip pain interferes with everyday activities and when other treatments haven't helped.
The decision to have hip replacement done should be a mutual one made by you, your loved ones, your primary care doctor, and your hip replacement specialist. CureConsult will figure out the best hip pain treatment plan for you.Learn More
Some conditions damage the hip joint, necessitating hip replacement surgery. This include:
If you are experience hip joint pain that:
To perform a hip arthroplasty, your hip replacement surgeonwill make an incision over the front or side of your hip, through the layers of tissue, remove the damaged bone and cartilage, thus leaving healthy bone intact.Then a prosthetic socket will be implanted into your pelvic bone to replace the damaged socket.The round ball on the top of your femur is then replaced with a prosthetic ball, which is attached to a stem that fits into your thigh bone.
After hip surgery, you will be moved to a recovery area for a few hours while your anesthesia wears off. Your hip replacement doctor will monitor your blood pressure, pulse, pain or comfort level, and your need for medication. A physical therapist may also help you with some exercises that you can do in the hospital and at home to speed up the recovery process.
Activity and exercise must be followed strictly to regain the use of your hip joint and muscles. Your physical therapist will recommend strengthening and mobility exercises that best suit you. You will also learn how to use a walking aid, such as a walker, cane or crutches. As physical therapy steadily progresses, you should ideally increase the weight you put on your leg until you're able to walk without any assistance. If your hip replacement recovery is progressing well, you should be able to resume basic everyday activities in 2-3 months. Further recovery often occurs within a year.
High-impact activities may be too stressful on your artificial hip implant. But in time, you should be able to swim, play golf, hike, drive, or ride a bike comfortably.
From the best hospital for total hip replacement surgery to the best hip replacement doctor, CureConsult will give you all the information you need before, during, and after the hip transplant.Learn Less
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