The hip joint scientifically referred to as intermediate point between femur and acetabulum of the pelvis. The main function is to support the weight of the human body in both static (standing) and dynamic (running) postures.
Reasons for the Total Hip Joint Replacement
The major symptom or reason for the total hip replacement is mainly due to osteoarthritis in the Hip Joint. And also, the doctors suggest this hip replacement surgery for the symptoms like Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteonecrosis, Injury of the hip joint.
Consultation before Hip Replacement Surgery (Pre-OP)
It is very important things for the patients to know about the steps to be taken before hip Replacement surgery. It is important to discuss with your surgeon, your diagnosis, other options of treatment, the procedure, the post-operative course and possible complications.
The Procedure of Hip Joint Replacement Surgery
The doctors will suggest you the treatments for the hip joint replacement surgery like walking aids, an exercise program, physical therapy, medications. These treatments may decrease hip pain and improve function of hip joints. But sometimes, the pain will be remains uncured and disturbs the regular activities. In that cases, doctor may suggest you to take an X ray to analyze the damage at the hip joints. If the X ray confirms the damage and finds outs that your hip joint got hurts. Then you may need a hip joint replacement surgery.
Successful Hip Replacement Surgery
Soon after the surgery, you will meet the respiratory therapist and a physical therapist. Obviously, you have to spend 10 days in the hospital after hip replacement surgery. The success of your hip replacement surgery depends a lot on what you do when you go home. Follow your doctor’s advice about what you eat, what medicines to take, and how to exercise. Talk with your doctor about any pain or trouble moving.