What is a hip replacement in Delhi?
Hip replacement surgery in Delhi is a procedure in which Dr Ashu Consul surgically removes a painful arthritic hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint, usually made of metal and plastic parts. Hip replacements help millions regain mobility and relieve joint pain, but hip replacements carry some risks and require months of recovery. Hip replacement surgery in West Delhi is supposed to relieve hip pain by making walking easier.
Hip replacement in Delhi, also called hip arthroplasty, replaces damaged or worn parts of the hip joint with artificial implants (prostheses). In hip replacement surgery, Dr Ashu Consul, orthopaedic surgeon in Delhi will remove damaged cartilage and bone from the hip joint and replaces it with new artificial parts. In a partial hip replacement, an orthopaedic surgeon replaces the head of the hip without replacing the socket.
Types of Hip Replacement
The most common type of this surgery is total hip replacement, in which both the acetabulum (hip joint) and femoral head (the “ball” of the hip joint) are replaced. The surgeon replaces the patient’s femoral head with a ball, and the natural grip in the hip joint is replaced by an artificial cup. They are replaced by similar implants: a cup that acts as a socket and a ball that acts as a femoral head.
Head and femoral resurfacing surgery is most often performed on young and active patients. During the procedure, an orthopaedic surgeon in Dwarka rebuilds the bones that make up the ball of the hip joint. Surgeons use a predetermined surgical approach to make incisions and then use precise instruments to remove bone and cartilage from the ball-and-socket hip joint.
Consultation before Hip Replacement Surgery in Delhi (Pre-OP)
It is a very important thing for the patients to know about the steps to be taken before hip replacement surgery in West Delhi. It is important to discuss with your surgeon, your diagnosis, other options of treatment, the procedure, the post-operative course, and possible complications.
During hip resurfacing, the worn surfaces of the hip joint are replaced (i.e. the upper end of the femur and the acetabulum on the pelvis) with metal surfaces. The operation is called metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty.
This operation is recommended if you are under 65 and have advanced hip wear and if you are otherwise able to undergo a conventional hip replacement in West Delhi. Hip resurfacing involves less bone loss, which allows you to possibly undergo the same operation or to perform a new hip replacement with total prosthesis several years later. A hip resurfacing operation can improve the quality of life. However, it is not suitable for everyone.
Dr Ashu Consul will put the new hip sleeve in place, insert a metal rod into the femur, and place a ball for the new joint. Surgeon replaces hip joints by gently moving the muscles along their natural tissue planes, retracting them without cutting or separating them from the bone. Surgeons replace old joints with artificial joints (prostheses). When hip implants need to be replaced because they have loosened or worn out over time, so-called hip revision surgery is required.
There is also the possibility of a loose hip implant, persistent symptoms, or the need for revision surgery. When medications and other treatments fail to keep hip pain manageable, hip repositioning or replacement surgery may be appropriate. Most physicians will ask patients to consider alternative methods of pain relief or increased mobility before recommending an artificial hip implant.
Who Requires Hip Replacement Surgery in Delhi
For most people with advanced hip arthritis, if pain does not improve with conservative treatment, the best long-term option is a total hip replacement in Delhi, which replaces all of the damaged areas of the hip joint. As with any major surgery, there are risks with total hip surgery and the decision to have a hip replacement should be seen as a quality of life choice that each patient makes with a good understanding of these risks. Non-surgical treatments, such as drugs and physical therapy to strengthen the joints, are highly recommended before considering total hip replacement surgery in Delhi.
Surgery may be recommended for patients with severe cartilage damage and if conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy do not relieve symptoms. This surgery may be an option after a hip fracture or severe pain due to arthritis. This surgery is more often performed to reduce pain and improve mobility in patients with symptoms of hip osteoarthritis that have not improved with conservative treatment. This procedure is most often done in older patients with a hip fracture.
Femoral osteotomy, a procedure that involves cutting and rearranging bones. However, doctors may consider hip replacement when alternative treatments do not provide relief, increase mobility, or improve quality of life. The goal is to improve the biomechanics of the hip joint, improve patient symptoms, and delay the need for joint replacement surgery. After hip replacement surgery, it is critical that patients move the new joint and work with a physical therapist to develop an exercise program to increase strength and improve range of motion.
There are subgroups of patients in whom joint stiffness without pain in the hip joint is an indication for surgery. Patients tend to be older and therefore more likely to have other conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, which put them at greater risk of medical complications (such as heart attack, blood clots, or kidney damage) during or after surgery. Elderly patients undergoing elective hip replacement for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis have a life expectancy greater than the median of 16, likely reflecting the lower incidence of comorbidities in patients eligible for elective surgery. Factors that are considered poor prognostic indications for total hip arthroplasty are serious medical conditions in which the risk of surgery outweighs the expected benefit, mental illness, dementia, or systemic infections.
Physiotherapy exercises are important after a hip replacement in Delhi and a good recovery is only guaranteed if the patient follows the defined postoperative exercise routine. Typically, patients recover fairly quickly. However, in some cases the patient will need crutches or a walker at the start, going as far as using a cane for a few months.
Total hip replacement surgery in Delhi has helped a large number of osteoarthritis patients regain normal activity and relieve their pain.
The length of hospital stay varies. It can range from 3 to 10 days. After discharge, the patient will have to consult a physiotherapist and exercise daily.
During the postoperative period, techniques are taught for walking, tackling stairs, getting in or out of a chair, getting in and out of a car, and getting in and out of the toilet.
Preoperative and postoperative treatments vary depending on many factors. Discuss with your surgeon which treatment and exercise program is best for you.
Return to work
Usually, recovery lasts 3 months, but a large number of patients, especially those with sedentary work, can return to work much earlier. Everyone is different and your orthopaedic doctor in Delhi is best suited to advise you when you are ready to go back to work.
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