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Why should you go for a hip replacement surgery?

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Why should you go for a hip replacement surgery?

Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement | Posted on 06/15/2022 by Dr. Aashish K. Sharma

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The hip joint is one of the most important joints in our body as it helps in movement such as sitting, walking, lying down etc. Any kind of problem in the hip joint makes a person either bedridden or makes the movement very painful and difficult. Hip replacement is one of the most common types of joint replacement surgery after knee replacement surgery. Usually, old people between the ages of 60 and 80 require replacement surgery due to wear and tear of the bones, fracture or cracking of the hip joint due to falling,  accident, or arthritis. In hip replacement surgery the damaged portion of the hip is replaced with an artificial prosthesis or implant which may be made up of fiber, plastic, ceramics or metal, etc.

Modern implants are well designed and last as long as 15 years as compared to the previous traditional implants. Total hip placement surgery is proven to have a significant reduction in pain and helps in improving a wide range of movements which was not possible earlier.

Why is it required?

Hip replacement surgery is usually necessary in cases where the hip joint is injured, worn out, or damaged. Due to the severe pain in the joint, it reduces movability and even causes pain while resting. Conditions that might require hip replacement surgery include:

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Worn-out hip joint
  • Accident
  • Trauma
  • Bone dysplasia
  • Old age
  • Deficiency diseases
  • Bone disorders

Now one might ask who should go for hip replacement surgery or what the signs show that a hip replacement surgery is required.  Since, hip replacement surgery is major surgery and is required only when the medications and other options such as heat therapy, Physiotherapy, and steroid injections, medications do not work, reduce the pain, and improve mobility. People who suffer from the following symptoms might require hip replacement surgery.  

  • Excruciation Pain
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Stiffness in the hip joint
  • Difficulty in sleeping and turning
  • Pain in getting up after sitting pain
  • Pain in the hip while walking
  • Lack of mobility
  • Disrupted quality of life
  • Severe pain and difficulty in taking stairs

A hip replacement surgery is usually done under general anesthesia which is provided by a specialized anesthesiologist. This causes the feeling of numbness from the waist down. Then the surgeon makes an incision or a cut around the hip based on the requirement and then removes the damaged hip joint and then replaces it with the implant or prosthesis. The surgery usually lasts 2 to 3 hours. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation might be required depending on the condition and requirements of the patient. Rukmani Birla Hospital is one of the best multi-specialty hospitals which is also famous for hip replacement in Jaipur. We have a team of the best orthopedic surgeons and best hip replacement surgeons in Jaipur who have years of experience in performing hip replacement surgeries. If you have any queries regarding hip replacement then contact us for expert assistance and care.