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Hip replacement surgery can relieve you from acute pain, deformity, or disability caused due to any of the reason, such as osteoarthritis, accident, or childhood hip disease etc. It is generally proposed when no other treatment is able to relieve you from hip joint pain and discomfort. If your orthopedic doctor has finally advised a hip replacement surgery, it is the time to know how this surgery would change your life.

Hip joint replacement surgery has proved to be a boon in the lives of millions of people around the world who were facing acute pain in their hip joints and were not able to do simple activities of their lives. With the development of medical science and technology, implant materials have also gone better and enhanced the longevity of hip replacement surgeries. Also, the latest advanced surgical techniques have greatly reduced the risks of such surgeries. So, if you have been advised a hip replacement, do not need to worry.

Who undergo Hip Replacement Surgery ?


You will need hip replacement, if you are suffering from any of the below:-

1.   Advanced Arthritis.
2.   Rheumatoid Arthritis - A chronic inflammatory condition causing joint pain, stiffness and swelling.
3.   Osteonecrosis - The breakdown of bone due to insufficient blood supply.
4.   Femoroacetabular Impingement - A condition in which the hip bones are abnormally shaped.
5.   Injury/Fracture.
6.   Bone Tumors.


What is the Hip Replacement Surgery Procedure ?


In the hip replacement surgery, also known as hip arthroplasty, the damaged bone and cartilage is replaced with the prosthetic components. These are made up of either plastic, ceramic or metal spacer that allow smooth gliding surface motion. The implants are joined with the bones either using cement or without cement.

To choose from cemented or uncommented surgery is the decision that your doctor would discuss with you based on your reports, before the surgery.

Hip replacement femoral-full Hip implant replacement The operation lasts for about one to two hours. Some surgeons have begun to make smaller incisions for shorter wound recovery time and a smaller scar. Also called minimally invasive surgery.

Regardless of whether you opt for traditional or minimally invasive hip surgery, the basic procedure and the prosthetic components used are same.

There are two types of hip replacement surgeries :-
1.   Total hip replacement :-
Total hip replacement is generally done in case of degenerative arthritis, involves the replacement of both the thigh bone (femur) and the socket with synthetic implant materials.

2.   Partial Hip Replacement :-
Surgeons normally perform partial hip replacement in case of fracture/injury, where only femoral head would be replaced. Your orthopedic surgeon would recommend you the type of hip replacement based on your medical reports.