Hip Replacement Surgery

The Hip Replacement Surgery Unit at BLK Super Speciality Hospital  provides solution for simple to complex hip conditions related to damage to the hip joint caused by arthritis, injury or any other disease. A team of highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons perform a broad range of surgeries including primary hip replacements, complex primary hip replacements and revision hip arthroplasties using a minimally invasive approach with minimal soft tissue handling. The unit also specialise in cemented, uncemented and hybrid hip arthroplasties and does many surgeries using the latest implants.

The unit provides comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation services for patients undergoing Total Hip Replacement, with an aim to offer personalised care and faster recovery.

What Is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip Replacement Surgery is a medical technique of helping patients suffering from chronic hip injuries or degenerative diseases that lead to joint damage. The surgery is carried out by making an incision over the affected area, to expose the damaged joint which is then removed and replaced by an artificially created graft. The material used for making graft is of very high quality and is designed keeping in mind the specific needs of the patient. Hip Replacement Surgery can help the patient to restore normal movement of the hip joint and get rid of the pain and discomfort.  

Computer-Assisted Navigation for Hip Replacement Surgery

It is one of the most advanced ways of treating complex orthopaedic conditions with improved outcomes. It allows doctors to obtain real-time feedback during the operation regarding the position of surgical instruments and implants which is displayed on a monitor. The Computer-Assisted Navigation technology helps surgeons in decreasing intra-operative errors and has the potential to improve surgical accuracy and outcome.

What Are The Indicators For This Surgery?

The doctor may recommend Hip Replacement Surgery in either of the following cases:

  • Excessive pain in the hip, especially after walking or lying in the same position for a long time
  • Inflammation and swelling that increases with body movement
  •  A hip injury due to an accident
  • Sports injuries related to the hip

What Are The Conditions Treated Under Hip Replacement Surgery?

Some of the major conditions treated under Hip Replacement Surgery are:

  • Broken hip/ hip fracture
  • Persistent hip pain
  • Dislocation
  • Labral tear (damage to the cartilage)
  • Snapping hip syndrome

What Are The Steps Required For The Preparation Of The Surgery?

The following steps are usually recommended for patients to prepare them for Hip Replacement Surgery:

  • Discuss current medication and past  medical history with the doctors and surgeons to avoid any complications
  • Undergo all the required pre-tests as prescribed by the doctor
  • Ask a family member to accompany on the day of the surgery
  • Arrange to buy crutches or a wheelchair as one may need them after the surgery
  • Be both physically as well as mentally prepared

What Are The Precautions One Must Take Before And After The Surgery?

The various precautions that one must take before and after undergoing Hip Replacement Surgery are:

Before the surgery:

  • Indulge in mild physical activities like walking even if it’s for 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Lose extra body weight as this can hinder the healing procedure.
  • Abstain from smoking and drinking.
  • Take all the prescribed medications religiously.
  • Inform the doctor about current medication.
  • Avoid eating heavy meals a day before the surgery, as it can lead to nausea and vomiting.

After the surgery:

  • Avoid putting unnecessary strain on the affected joint by lifting heavy objects
  • Do not indulge in rigorous physical activities
  • Avoid bending  hip for any other reason
  •  Abstain from indulging in sexual activities
  • Inform the doctor while experiencing any discomfort.
  • Do not perform any exercise without consulting  a physiotherapist
  • Keep the wound sterilised and covered, to avoid exposure to infections.

Find Complete Relief from BLK Experts

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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