Do you find yourself experiencing limited range of motion in one or both your hips?
Do you find it difficult to bend down and pick up your grandkids or to go for those walks you used to enjoy?
If you wake up every morning with pain and stiffness in your hip, you may have a condition like arthritis, osteoporosis or other disease that causes the hip to lose its strength and flexibility.
If your hip has been damaged by injury such as a fracture or disease process, the simplest movements can be painful.
From having difficulty putting on your shoes to painful walking or sitting, hip disease and injury prompts people to seek hip replacement surgeries.
Your doctor will first try to treat your hip pain through physical therapy and pain medications. If you don't find pain relief through range of motion and strengthening exercise, medications, heat or cold therapy, or other treatments, you may benefit from hip replacement surgery.
Your doctor, an orthopedic surgeon may recommend one of several hip replacement surgery procedures that include:
Regardless of approach, all these surgeries remove damaged tissues and bone from the hip ball and socket, leaving as much remaining healthy and strong bone in the joint as possible. An orthopedic surgeon then inserts a prosthetic socket into the pelvic bone. Following that, the stem end of a prosthetic ball portion of the joint is attached or inserted into the upper head of your femur, or thighbone. The stem of the ball portion of the prosthetic is then firmly held in place within the new socket with screws or wires. Eventually, the new prosthetic is absorbed by the thighbone.
Pre-Op and Post-Op Care
Before any surgical procedure, you'll need to undergo some diagnostic testing that includes:
Your damaged hip is carefully examined and your current range of motion tested and measured. You'll also receive a thorough physical examination regarding the health and wellness of surrounding muscle tissues.
Following your surgery, your surgeon will suggest physical therapy sessions as soon as possible following your hip replacement surgery. This promotes healing and strengthening of the new hip joint. You'll exercise every day, your physical therapist helping you with strengthening and range of motion exercises in your hip joint. Your physical therapist guides you on mobility and strengthening exercises so that you can continue to do them at home after discharge from the hospital.
Risks and Complications
Less than 2% of individuals undergoing any type of hip replacement surgery experience complications, though any type of surgical procedure has the potential for complications. Some of the most common complications associated with hip replacement surgical procedures include:
Prosthetic materials today last a long time and can endure extreme physical movement and wear and tear.
Who Should Consider Total Hip Replacement?
Hip replacement surgery is a common suggestion in those who have been diagnosed with:
|Type of Procedure||Hospital Stay/Total Stay||Cost|
|Unilateral - Cemented||5 days / 12 -15 days||$ 7,500|
|Unilateral - Metal on Poly||5 days / 12 -15 days||$ 9,000|
|Unilateral - Uncemented||5 days / 12 -15 days||$ 11,000|
|Bilateral - Cemented||7 days / 20 -25 days||$ 13,000|
|Bilateral - Metal on Poly||7 days / 20 -25 days||$ 16,000|
|Bilateral - Uncemented COC||7 days / 20 -25 days||$ 17,500|
Destinations for Total Hip Replacement
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