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Total Hip Replacement Treatment

In a total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty), the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.

Get the Most Comprehensive Hip Replacement Surgery for an Active Lifestyle

  • The estimated cost of Unilateral Hip Replacement Surgery in India is USD 5500 to USD 8000, while Bilateral Hip Replacement Surgeries range from USD 7500 to USD 12500.
  • The hospital stay for this surgery is approximately 5 to 7 days and 14 days outside the hospital.
  • The success rate for Hip Replacement Surgery is high, with more than 95% of patients experiencing relief from hip pain.
  • Tests required before this surgery are blood tests, an MRI, and an X-Ray.

Symptoms for Detecting Hip Replacement

Generally, any person can be a suitable candidate for a hip replacement. Candidates for this surgery are not categorized by age, class or activity level. Most of the patients are between the ages of 60 and 80, but the surgery isn’t confined to elderly patients.

Hip replacement surgery is considered if pain:

  • Persists, in spite of having pain medication
  • Worsens with walking, even with a cane or walker
  • Interferes with sleep
  • Affects the ability to go up or down stairs
  • Makes it difficult to rise from a seated position

Description

In a total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty), the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.

  • The damaged femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem that is placed into the hollow center of the femur. The femoral stem may be either cemented or “press fit” into the bone.
  • A metal or ceramic ball is placed on the upper part of the stem. This ball replaces the damaged femoral head that was removed.
  • The damaged cartilage surface of the socket (acetabulum) is removed and replaced with a metal socket. Screws or cement are sometimes used to hold the socket in place.
  • A plastic, ceramic, or metal spacer is inserted between the new ball and the socket to allow for a smooth gliding surface.