Hip Replacement Package in Istanbul Turkey
For people suffering from arthritis or who have suffered a hip fracture, the solution is a hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement refers to the removal of the damaged hip joint and the placing of an artificial prosthetic in its place. There are several kinds of hip replacement surgeries that can be performed. The first one is a total replacement. This is done by removing both the acetabulum (the part of the pelvis that meets the femoral head) and the femoral head. The partial replacement, also known as a hemiarthroplasty, consists of only removing the femoral head from the hip joint.
Hip Replacement Procedures
The Posterior approach accesses the joint and capsule through the back. The advantages of this approach are that it gives great access to the acetabulum and femoral head, and that the abductor muscles of the hip are preserved, thus minimizing the risk of abductor dysfunctions.
The Lateral approach procedure requires the elevation of the hip abductors in order to access the joint. Although this type of procedure has a much lower dislocation rate than the posterior approach one, in some cases there is the risk of the abductor muscles to not heal back on, leading to pain and weakness.
The Antero-lateral approach develops the space between the hip muscle called the tensor fasciae lattae and the gluteus medius pelvic muscle.
The Anterior approach is an adaptation of a pelvic fracture repair surgery. The procedure consists of accessing the hip joint through the space between the Sartorius muscle (the longest muscle in the body, which in its top side forms the lateral border of the femoral triangle) and the gluteus medius. The advantage of the anterior approach is a quicker and less painful recovery.
The Minimally invasive approach is used in order to limit the damages caused to the soft tissue, by using several small incisions instead of one big one. The down side of this procedure is that part positioning and bone visibility is greatly impaired. This is why, doctors performing this kind of procedure tend to use computer guidance systems.
Procedures and clinics
Acibadem Healthcare Group, Istanbul, Turkey
Lateral hip prosthesis package – $18.000
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