Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement or THR procedure is conducted for the candidates, who suffer from any kind of hip arthritis. THR improves the total quality of life. It is conducted to remove the femoral head entirely and the hip that causes the trouble is replaced with a new and artificial hip. Then the prosthesis or implant is placed with a new socket and a new ball. The new ball here is attached to the stem and it would get machined in the bone of hip. The implant used for the hip replacement would wear out in some time. So, on average, the implant lasts for over 15 to 20 years, but for the younger candidates, this period is often less. After it is wearing out, revision of the same hip replacement procedure would be considered.

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Need for the Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Total Hip Replacement is needed for the candidates, for the following reasons.

  • Candidates, who have severe arthritis that worsen the hip joint.
  • Common hip problems that usually result in Osteoarthritis
  • Bone tumors, both benign and malignant
  • Candidates, who are dependent on pain medication or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Despite the use of pain medicine, the pain becomes so severe and impedes to usually normal function
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Death of the hip bone
  • Hip joint bony fractures
  • Paget’s disease, commonly seen in the elderly life
  • Bones becoming enlarged and weakened because of deformity or fractures happening to the hip bone

Advantages

Candidates of any age can go through the procedure is cost-effectively Increased and better rate of satisfaction seen in the patients, after the procedure the movement of the hip joint gets improved arthritis sufferers’ best choice mobility can be improved.

Artificial hip replacement is usually performed in two ways. These are uncemented prostheses and cemented prosthesis. Both of this prosthesis is made from the two parts.

    • The stem portion or femoral component that is used for replacing the femoral head. It is made of a stem with metal and has a metal ball in its end.
    • The socket portion or acetabular component that is used for replacing the acetabulum.

Some of the prosthesis approaches use the ceramic ball that gets attached to the metal stem. The bearing is usually done with the acetabular component, which is a metal shell having an inner socket liner made with plastic. The plastic used in this is highly worn resistant, as it is cross polyethylene of ultra-high molecule weight and is highly cross-linked.

Cemented prosthesis – This prosthesis makes use of PMMA or Poly Metha Acrylate cement for attaching the metal to the hip bone.

Uncemented prosthesis – The uncemented prosthesis makes use of fine mesh that has many holes. This mesh is touched to the bone on its surface. The mesh helps the bone to grow naturally and get into the mesh so that it can become a part of the bone.

Post Total Hip Replacement

After the total hip replacement, physiotherapy and rehabilitation are recommended, as it plays a vital role for any candidate. The purpose of these processes is increasing the movement to get back to normal activities and helps to return to these activities quickly enough. After the replacement and before the discharge from the hospital, the candidate is given the list of the exercises, which are recommended by the physiotherapist. These exercises are to be done at regular intervals. The strength and mobility are improved when done regularly at home. Climbing and descending the stairs is an important activity that has to be very well taken care of by the patient. So, ascending and descending the stairs are clearly shown to the candidates.

Costing

Unilateral Hip Replacement Cost – $5500 to $8000

Bilateral Hip Replacement – $7500 to $12500

Hospital stay approximately 7 days & 15 days in Country

The above package cost is a tentative package, which includes initial investigations & specialists screening, stay in a room wherein the patient’s assistant or relative can also stay with the patient, doctor/surgeon fee, nursing care, medicines & consumables, airport pick-up & drop.

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