What is Hip Replacement ?
is a surgical procedure in which the painful hip joint is replaced with artificial joint often made from metal and plastic. It’s a major surgery and is usually done when everything fails. Usual age of patients going through this procedure is 60 to 80 years. An artificial hip is designed which lasts for 15 years. The reason for hip replacement is when a person has mobility issues and pain while resting. The condition for hip replacement can be:
A hip fracture
To whom Hip replacement can be offered?
It’s a very major surgery performed on patients when physiotherapy or steroid injections have failed.
When severe pain and stiffness in hip joint and mobility is reduced.
Hip pains are so severe that person can’t sleep.
Even daily chores like bath are difficult or impossible.
Depressed and don’t have a social life due to this.
How Hip Replacement surgery is performed?
A Hip Replacement surgery can be performed under general anaesthesia or spinal anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision into hip bone and damaged hip is replaced. There are two ways in which this surgery can be performed one is conventional which is full incision of 8 to 10 inches. The other one is minimally invasive type in which multiple small cuts are made to control blood loss.
Types of Hip Replacement
Partial Hip Replacement: It is also called as hemiarthroplasty. It’s a surgical procedure where only the femoral head (the ball) of damaged hip joint is replaced .The Acetabulum socket is not replaced. It’s usually done to treat injury or fracture in femoral head and the fracture cannot be pinned the ball and must be replaced as the socket is usually strong.
Total Hip Replacement: The procedure where both femoral head and acetabulum is replaced with a prosthetic. It treats degenerative arthritis. It is done for bone disuse when both femoral head and acetabulum has degeneration and needs to be change.
When is Total Hip Replacement recommended?
Sometimes young people suffer from Type 4 fracture then hemiarthroplasty is not recommended because metal prosthesis bearing against the bone is not an optimal solution. It can result in wear and tear of the bone and possibility even to point of wearing the socket joint. For this recovery, certain young and active older patients have total hip replacement performed as emergency procedure.
Partial hip replacement is only recommended on occasions when patient is elderly and in poor health.
What are the risks of Hip Replacement?
Infections at surgery site
Injuries to blood vessels
Difference in leg lengths
Though risks are many but complications are very low. Less than 1 to 100% also there is a risk that the hip joint wears away earlier than expected then revision hip surgery is required to repair or replace the joint.
What are the cost factors involves in Hip Replacement surgery?
Cost of Hip Replacement surgery depends on several factors like:
Duration of stay
Country for treatment
Food and accommodation expenses
Dietician after surgery
What is the overall approximate cost of Hip Replacement surgery?
India is a most common destination for Hip replacement because of its affordable cost and use of advanced techniques in the multi-speciality hospitals. Hip replacement in India along with food and accommodation costs approximately $10,532
Turkey also attracts foreign patients because of their medical services they give to them. Hip replacement in Turkey along with food and accommodation costs approximately $24,322.
Hospitals in Singapore are highly advanced in terms of services and comfort. Hip replacement in Singapore along with food and accommodation costs approximately $26,234.
Israel is considered as one of the most advanced medical technology due to which patients tend to travel Israel for several medical purposes. Hip replacement in Israel along with food and accommodation costs approximately $38,422.
How long patient has to stay?
Since, the procedure takes time thus, it is recommended for a patient and attendant to stay for at least 15 days to 1 month
until recovery in the country where they are travelling for the Hip Replacement surgery.
For Hip Replacement surgery, it is mandatory to stay for at least 1 week
Activities to be avoided after Hip Replacement surgery
After Hip Replacement surgery pivoting or twisting on the involved legs for 6 to 12 months is avoided. This includes squatting or bending forward at the waist.
Your physical therapist will guide you with techniques and equipment that will help you to follow any of above guidelines and precautions while performing daily activates.
Even after hip joint heals certain sports activities should be avoided.
What can I do at home after Hip Replacement surgery?
Keep stairs to minimum.
Sit in a firm straight back chair, recliners not to be used.
Avoid falls and keep your room clutter free.
Use elevated toilet seat so that you don’t bend too much at your hips.
Keep pets away.
What are the benefits of Hip Replacement surgery?
Patient suffering from Hip joint problem and which after Hip replacement when cured then they have less pain. Hip replacement surgery helps the person to enjoy walking, biking, hiking, swimming, golf and other activities, again after a certain period of time.
Why choose MedTours Global for Hip Replacement surgery?
MedTours Global helps their patients in getting complete treatment and makes their medical travel hassle free. MedTours Global is associated with the best JCI and NABH accredited multi-specialty hospitals globally having an emergency infrastructure, fully equipped with the latest technologies and techniques. MedTours Global also has their own advisory panel which helps the patient in getting the best treatment plan. MedTours Global gives comfort to the patients in providing consultation with doctors through e-mail, phone, and video calling as well. Case managers of MedTours Global care for each and every patient and provide support and assistance before and after surgery. MedTours Global commits to help their patients with their services and availability Free of Cost