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Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery is provided to individuals experiencing severe Hip damage, intense pain, and limited mobility. Initially, medical management is attempted, but if the benefits are inadequate, Hip Replacement is recommended to the patient.

Total Hip Replacement is a planned surgery and can be scheduled according to the patient’s preference. It is not an emergency procedure. The doctor recommends Hip Replacement Surgery based on the patient’s condition, but the timing of the surgery is decided by the patient. If the patient has diabetes or high blood pressure, a general physician is involved in managing these conditions before the surgery.

Who is Advised to Undergo Hip Replacement Surgery?

This procedure is typically recommended for patients aged 20 or above who experience severe pain and have limited or complete loss of Hip function due to arthritis, when other treatment options have failed. Occasionally, patients with Hip trauma are also advised to have Hip Replacement Surgery.

What Occurs during Hip Replacement Surgery?

In this procedure, the damaged or diseased Hip is replaced with artificial metal and ceramic components. The surgery involves replacing the acetabulum of the Hip bone and the femoral head. The total surgical time is around 2 hours, but the actual surgery itself takes approximately 1 hour. After the operation, the patient is monitored in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) for 24 hours.

How Long is the Hospital Stay at DMH and What Happens during the Stay?

The typical hospital stay at Dr.Muthus MultiSpeciality Hospital for Hip Replacement Surgery is about 3-4 days. During this time, the patient is trained and rehabilitated to ensure their comfort at home.

What are the Post-Surgery Responsibilities?

It takes approximately 1-3 months for the patient to fully recover and undergo rehabilitation. Following total Hip replacement, the individual is expected to perform regular exercises as instructed by the physiotherapist. The success of the surgery and the longevity of the implant depend on the proper use of the replaced Hip joint. The patient is advised to avoid high-impact activities like jumping and running but can engage in activities such as walking, climbing stairs, sitting on the floor, similar to any other normal person.

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What to Expect after Hip Replacement Surgery?

The patient may experience reduced pain compared to before the surgery. Hip replacement surgery also improves the range of motion in the joint. However, activities like running or playing football may put too much strain on the artificial joint. Over time, individuals can comfortably swim, hike, play cricket, or ride a bike.

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