Hip replacement surgery: Starting a new life
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Procedure Name Total Hip Replacement (THR)
Surgery Type Open Surgery
Hospital Stay 1 to 3 Days
Duration of Surgery 1 to 2 Hours
Type of Anesthesia General Anesthesia, Spinal/Epidural/Regional Nerve Block Anesthesia
Full Recovery 3 to 6 Months
Damaging your hip can be one of the most painful and distressing aspects of life. Whether it is due to arthritis, a fracture, or any other condition, a damaged hip can make everyday activities like walking or even putting on your shoes agonizing and difficult.
Though there are medications, walking supports, and lifestyle changes that may help your symptoms, sometimes none of these would suffice, and your doctor may suggest a total hip replacement surgery to relieve pain and help you lead a normal life. So what is a total hip replacement? When and how is it performed? What are its benefits and risks? Let’s find out in this article.
Total hip replacement (THR), also called total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces a damaged hip joint with an artificial implant called a prosthesis. This prosthesis or hip implant helps reduce pain and improve the function of the hip.
The hip joint is made up of 2 parts, both of which are replaced during total hip replacement:
During total hip replacement surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged sections of the hip joint and replaces them with:
When the damaged hip joint on the right side of the body is replaced with an artificial joint, the surgery may be known as right hip arthroplasty. When the damaged hip joint on the left side of the body is replaced with an artificial joint, the surgery is called left hip arthroplasty.
If you are suffering from a damaged hip, the doctor may first suggest options such as medication for the pain and inflammation, injections for the joint, walking support, and physiotherapy. However, if the pain and stiffness of the hip are unmanageable with these measures and are affecting your quality of life, the doctor may recommend a total hip replacement.
A total hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty may be recommended for pain, inflammation, and damage to the hip joint due to conditions such as:
The doctor may recommend a total hip replacement for hip problems such as:
The benefits or advantages associated with total hip replacement (THR) include:
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks or potential complications associated with a total hip replacement. These include:
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The results of total hip replacement (THR) surgery are long-lasting, but may not necessarily be permanent. Most hip joint implants may last 20 years or longer. However, your hip implant may wear out or loosen over time. It may also get damaged due to a dislocation or injury. In such cases, you may need revision surgery to replace the damaged parts of the implant. This surgery is called revision total hip replacement or revision hip replacement.
Yes, if both the left and right hip joints are damaged, they can be replaced during a single surgery. This type of surgery is called a bilateral hip replacement. However, this depends on the health condition of the patient and if the surgeon thinks the patient can tolerate a longer surgery. If not, the surgeon may advise performing total hip replacement on the second hip joint within a few months of the first surgery to allow for adequate healing of the first hip joint.
No, there is no age limit for getting a total hip replacement. Doctors decide whether you are eligible for the surgery based on the severity of your condition, not age. Although most patients who undergo total hip replacement are between the ages of 50 to 80, total hip replacement has been performed successfully at all ages.
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