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Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

If the hip is damaged due to arthritis, a fracture, or any other reasons, resulting in increased pain while accomplishing simple tasks daily, doctors might advise a hip replacement surgery. It is a completely safe and proven procedure, which ensures the end of pain and assists in bringing back hassle-free motion for everyday activities. First conducted in 1960, hip replacement surgery has become one of the most popular forms of surgeries, and due to technological advancements in the medical field the operation is deemed to be more dependable than ever.

Essentially, the goal of a hip replacement surgery is to replace the affected bone and cartilage in the hip with prosthetic parts. The decision to undergo this surgery must be a result of cooperation between the patient and the doctor. Recommendations for this surgery is based on the patient’s health and pain.

Partial Hip Replacement

A partial hip partial replacement is conducted to remove and replace the ball of the hip joint. The surgery does not replace the hip socket and is done only for the repairing of certain kinds of hip fractures. Before the surgery, the doctor may opt to give the patient either regional or full anesthesia, depending on the severity of the operation and the patient’s overall health. When you wake up after the surgery, the pain will be put under control with an intravenous (IV) medicine. A cushion between the legs might be put, to keep the new hip in its correct position.

The first couple of weeks will be crucial. In this period, the dosage of medicines will decrease as the health progresses. Since normal walking will be difficult, using crutches or a cane is advised. Walk only a few steps every day, avoid putting any stress on the joint by exceeding your walking habit. Begin driving only after consulting your doctor, and contact a physiotherapist to speed up the recovery.

Hip Revision Surgery

A hip revision surgery is conducted for repairing a hip prosthesis (artificial joint) which has damaged with time due to normal wear and tear, or infection. This surgery helps in correcting the issue so as to continue the normal functioning of the prosthesis. Revision surgery is also advised when the tissues surrounding the prosthesis begin to infect, which can have severe consequences. The main benefit of hip revision surgeries is relief from pain. The improved mobility, coordination and strength of the torso as a result of the surgery has made it popular.

Doctors prepare for the surgery by conducting wholesome analysis of the patient’s condition, and then carrying out various imaging tests. Donation of your own blood for surgery might be important, which must be discussed with the professional before the surgery. The most crucial part, which decides the success of the operation, is the rehabilitation. The rehab period must be well conducted, in compliance with the doctor’s instructions for a timely and long-lasting recovery. The usual recovery period after the surgery is 6 months, provided the patient has followed the directions of the doctor well.

Hip Trauma Surgeries

Any injury associated with the hip joint, is termed as hip trauma. This trauma can be of various forms and severity. Mild pains can be due to spasms or muscle pains, which can be relieved by the intake of painkillers or by applying pain relief ointments. A medical professional is usually met when the pain does not go away, underlining a major problem which requires wholesome analysis. Surgeries are done only in scenarios when there is no other option left to ensure the return of the normal functioning of the bone.

When it comes to hip joints, a severe trauma can be due to fractures, or any other issues which cause bigger problems and affect the daily life of the patient. Hip trauma can also take place due to a bad habit, which is why it is important to inculcate better posture and walking techniques. The solution to the problem can be anything from a schedule of regular medication to a full-fledged surgery and rehabilitation program. To know more about the wellness of your hip, contact a medical professional right away.