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When Should You Opt For Hip Replacement?

Date :27-Feb-2019

Hip Replacement is a common type of surgery where a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one called prosthesis. Hip Replacement is usually done for people above 60 years of age. The replaced joints are made of metal, ceramic, or hard plastic. A Total Hip Replacement surgery helps to relieve hip pain and increase the mobility of joints. A minimally invasive Hip Replacement preserves muscles and tissues that are destroyed during traditional surgery. The procedure involves smaller incisions that help in faster recovery.hip replacement in chennai

When to Consider a Hip Replacement Surgery?

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteonecrosis can cause severe damage to the hip joints. Osteoarthritis can damage the cartilages which cover the tip of bones and aid in smooth movement. Rheumatoid arthritis results in inflammation of the joints and destroys the cartilage. Inadequate blood supply to the ball portion of the hip joints causes damage to the bones that result in osteonecrosis. Other reasons to consider a hip replacement would be:

  • Severe pain and swelling in the hip joint that decreases mobility
  • Cannot engage in routine activities without extra help
  • Excruciating pain in the hip that makes it difficult to sleep and to walk or bend
  • When the hip damage is caused by an injury or hip fracture
  • Non-surgical options failed to yield desired results
  • Depressed because of severe pain and not being able to have a normal social life


Signs that suggest you are not an Ideal Candidate for Hip Replacement

  • When your hip pain does not limit your day-to-day activities
  • When medications or therapy gives you relief from pain
  • When you have not yet tried other less invasive treatments


Hip Replacement Surgery- What to Expect?

  • The patient would be administered with general anesthesia which usually numbs the lower half of the body
  • An incision is made on the front part or side of the hip
  • Affected bones and cartilages are removed
  • Prosthetic socket is placed into the pelvic bone
  • The round ball on top of the femur is replaced with a prosthetic ball

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Hip Replacement in Chennai

Chennai Orthopedics under the leadership of Dr. Bharani Kumar Dayanandam strives to bring the most efficient medical treatment to all patients. A team of highly trained doctors works together to ensure one hundred percent patient satisfaction. Chennai Orthopedics, with their innovative approach in medicine, offers effective hip pain treatment in Chennai.

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