If you’re only starting to look at medical options or have already made the decision to have a complete hip replacement, this knowledge will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure. In this article Dr Sandeep Singh who is one of the best orthopedic doctor in Bhubaneswar explains how a healthy hip functions, the causes of hip pain, what to expect from hip replacement surgery, and what exercises and activities can help you regain mobility and strength so you can resume your daily activities.
Common tasks like walking or getting in and out of a chair can be painful and difficult if your hip has been affected by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions. It’s possible that your hip is sore, making it difficult to put on your shoes and socks. It’s possible that you’ll feel uneasy while sleeping.
If medications, lifestyle changes, and the use of walking aids aren’t enough to relieve your symptoms, hip replacement surgery may be an option. Hip replacement surgery done by Dr. Sandeep who is one of the best orthopedists in Bhubaneswar, India is a safe and successful procedure that will help you relieve discomfort, improve mobility, and get back to doing the things you love.
Hip replacement surgery is one of medicine’s most common procedures. Total hip replacement has been much more effective since the early 1960s, thanks to advancements in joint replacement surgical procedures and technology.
A brief description
The damaged bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with prosthetic components in a complete hip replacement (also known as total hip arthroplasty).
The damaged femoral head is removed, and a metal stem is inserted into the hollow core of the femur to replace it. In the bone, the femoral stem may be cemented or “pressed fit.”
On the upper part of the stem, a metal or ceramic ball is mounted. This ball replaces the femoral head that was removed due to injury.
The acetabulum’s weakened cartilage surface is removed and replaced with a metal socket. The socket is often kept in place with screws or cement.
A smooth gliding surface is achieved by inserting a plastic, ceramic, or metal spacer between the new ball and the socket.
Is Hip Replacement a Good Option for You?
You, your family, your primary care physician, and your orthopaedic surgeon should all work together to make the decision to have hip replacement surgery. A referral from your doctor to an orthopaedic surgeon for an initial examination is usually the first step in making this decision. In Bhubaneswar, Dr. Sandeep is one of the best & experienced orthopedists who have successfully handled several hip replacement surgeries.
When Surgery Is Necessary
Your doctor may suggest hip replacement surgery for a variety of reasons. The following are common characteristics of people who benefit from hip replacement surgery:
- Hip pain that prevents you from doing things like walking or bending
- Hip pain that persists when sleeping, whether during the day or at night
- Hip stiffness that makes it difficult to move or raise the leg
- Anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, or walking aids do not provide sufficient pain relief.
Total hip replacements do not have any age or weight limits. Surgery is recommended based on a patient’s pain and impairment, not their age. According to the available data, the majority of patients who have gone through a complete hip replacement in Bhubaneswar are between the ages of 50 and 80, but orthopaedic surgeons assess each patient differently. Total hip replacements have been successfully performed on patients of all ages, from teenagers with juvenile arthritis to the elderly with degenerative arthritis.
Hip Pain: What Are The Most Common Causes?
- Arthritis- Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis.
- Osteoarthritis- This is a “wear and tear” form of arthritis that develops with age. It typically affects people over the age of 50, and it’s more common in people who have a family history of arthritis. The cartilage that cushions the hip bones wears away. Hip pain and discomfort result from the bones rubbing against each other. Osteoarthritis may also be triggered or accelerated by minor flaws in how the hip grew as an infant.
- Rheumatoid arthritis- The synovial membrane becomes inflamed and thickened in this autoimmune disorder. Chronic inflammation can cause cartilage damage, resulting in pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of an inflammatory arthritis group of diseases.
- Arthritis caused by a traumatic event- This can occur as a result of a severe hip injury or fracture. Over time, the cartilage can be weakened, resulting in hip pain and stiffness.
- Osteonecrosis- It is a condition that affects the bones. The blood flow to the femoral head may be hampered by a hip injury such as a dislocation or fracture. This is referred to as osteonecrosis (also sometimes referred to as “avascular necrosis”). The lack of blood can cause the bone’s surface to collapse, resulting in arthritis. Osteonecrosis may also be caused by such diseases.
- Hip disease in children- Hip issues affect some infants and children. Even if the problems are successfully treated during childhood, arthritis will develop later in life. This occurs because the hip does not develop normally, causing damage to the joint surfaces.