What is a hip replacement in Delhi?
When non-operative treatment can no longer relieve the pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis of the hip, your orthopaedic surgeon in Delhi may have to recommend a total arthroplasty. Joint prostheses are used to replace the joint and are generally made of a metal and polyethylene (plastic) alloy. Today, new prostheses with a metal cup are used on certain selected patients. The total hip replacement surgery in Delhi, West Delhi replaces the upper end of the femur and restructures the surface of the acetabulum (acetabulum). The goal of the hip replacement in Delhi is to restore functional mobility and eliminate as much as possible the feeling of discomfort while allowing you to find a more active lifestyle.
Total hip replacement in Delhi involves replacing the worn hip joint, usually due to osteoarthritis. The hip joint is an enarthrosis. The spherical element is formed by the head of the femur which adapts perfectly to the acetabulum.
These bony surfaces are covered with a smooth substance called articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis causes wear of the articular cartilage, thus exposing the bone it protected. Osteoarthritis causes severe pain, deformity and loss of mobility.
During a total hip replacement surgery in Delhi, the orthopaedic surgeon in West Delhi replaces the worn femoral head with a spherical metal or ceramic implant mounted on a rod, while the acetabulum is resurfaced with a polyethylene cup or metal with a polyethylene insert. The prosthesis can be cemented using a surgical cement similar to the cement used by dentists, or even force-fitted without using cement.
Biomet offers a wide range of models and sizes of prostheses. Our goal is to provide models that meet the specific needs of patients, taking into account their health and anatomy. Only your orthopaedic doctor in Delhi can tell you if you are a candidate for a total joint replacement and if this is your case, which prosthesis best suits your specific needs.
Consultation before Hip Replacement in Delhi (Pre-OP)
It is a very important things 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.
It generally lasts up to two hours.
Your orthopaedic surgeon in Delhi will make a single rounded incision (6 to 12cm long) above the hip and thigh. Depending on the technique used by your surgeon, the incision may be shorter.
The upper end of the femur is removed and a prosthetic femoral head mounted on a rod is placed inside the femur.
The acetabulum is milled to form a shallow joint cavity and a prosthetic acetabulum is inserted into it. The artificial part of the femur can then fit into the acetabulum.
Your surgeon will choose to close the wound with stitches or staples.
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.