The Hip Replacement Surgery Unit at BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital provides solutions for simple to complex hip conditions related to damage to the hip joint caused by arthritis, injury or any other disease. A team of highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons perform a broad range of surgeries including primary hip replacements, complex primary hip replacements and revision hip arthroplasties using a minimally invasive approach with minimal soft tissue handling. The unit also specialises in cemented, uncemented and hybrid hip arthroplasties and does many surgeries using the latest implants.
The unit provides comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation services for patients undergoing Total Hip Replacement, with an aim to offer personalised care and faster recovery.
Hip Replacement Surgery is a medical technique for helping patients suffering from chronic hip injuries or degenerative diseases that lead to joint damage. The surgery is carried out by making an incision over the affected area, to expose the damaged joint which is then removed and replaced by an artificially created graft. The material used for making grafts is of very high quality and is designed keeping in mind the specific needs of the patient. Hip Replacement Surgery can help the patient to restore normal movement of the hip joint and get rid of the pain and discomfort.
Computer-Assisted Navigation for Hip Replacement Surgery is one of the most advanced ways of performing Hip Replacement Surgery with improved outcomes. It allows Hip Replacement Surgeons to obtain real-time feedback during the operation regarding the position of surgical instruments and implants which is displayed on a monitor. Computer-Assisted Navigation technology helps surgeons in decreasing intra-operative errors and has the potential to improve surgical accuracy and outcome.
The doctor may recommend Hip Replacement Surgery in either of the following cases:
Excessive pain in the hip, especially after walking or lying in the same position for a long time
Inflammation and swelling that increases with body movement
A hip injury due to an accident
Sports injuries related to the hip
Some of the major conditions treated with Hip Replacement Surgery are:
Broken hip/hip fracture
Persistent hip pain
Labral tear (damage to the cartilage)
Snapping hip syndrome
The following steps are usually recommended for patients to prepare for Hip Replacement Surgery:
Discuss current medication and past medical history with the doctors and surgeons to avoid any complications
Undergo all the required pre-tests as prescribed by the doctor
Ask a family member to accompany you on the day of the surgery
Arrange to buy crutches or a wheelchair as one may need them after the surgery
Be both physically as well as mentally prepared
The various precautions that one must take before undergoing Hip Replacement Surgery are:
Before the surgery:
Indulge in mild physical activities like walking even if it’s for 10 to 20 minutes
Lose extra body weight as this can hinder the healing procedure
Abstain from smoking and drinking
Take all the prescribed medications religiously
Inform the doctor about the current medication
Avoid eating heavy meals a day before the surgery, as it can lead to nausea and vomiting
The various precautions that one must take after undergoing Hip Replacement Surgery are:
After the surgery:
Avoid putting unnecessary strain on the affected joint by lifting heavy objects
Do not indulge in rigorous physical activities
Avoid bending the hip for any other reason
Abstain from indulging in sexual activities
Inform the doctor while experiencing any discomfort
Do not perform any exercise without consulting a physiotherapist
Keep the wound sterilised and covered, to avoid exposure to infections
There are different types of hip replacement surgery, and the cost for each of these is different. The average hip replacement surgery cost in India depends upon the type of surgery conducted.
Besides the surgery expenses, the cost also depends on medicines, physiotherapy, medical tests before and after the treatment and rehabilitation.
Have a discussion with your doctor regarding the potential hip replacement surgery cost in India.
Total hip replacement cost in India depends upon the following factors:
The approach of surgery
Type of implant (metal, ceramic, stainless steel or titanium)
Charges of the physiotherapist
Type of hip replacement
City of treatment
The expertise of the surgeon
The category of the room
These factors, along with travel, accommodation, and food, can increase or decrease the hip replacement surgery cost in India.
If advanced technology and cutting-edge procedures are used in diagnostics and treatment, the treatment cost will increase. If the patient has complications after the surgery, then the cost of treatment may further increase. Thus, it’s best to have an open discussion with the doctors regarding the estimated cost of surgery.
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