Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. The procedure should relieve a painful hip joint, making walking easier.
The most common reason to have this surgery is to relieve severe arthritis pain that is limiting your activities.
Most of the time, hip joint replacement is done in people age 60 and older, but many people who have this surgery are younger. Younger people who have a hip replaced may put extra stress on the artificial hip. That extra stress can cause it to wear out earlier than in older patients. Part or all of the joint may need to be replaced again if that happens.
It is recommended for these problems:
- You can't sleep through the night because of hip pain.
- Your hip pain has not gotten better with other treatments.
- Hip pain limits or prevents you from doing your normal activities, such as bathing, preparing meals, doing household chores, not able to abduct for normal sex in females and walking.
- You have problems walking that require you to use a cane or walker.
- Fractures in the thigh bone. Older adults often have a hip replacement for this reason.
- Hip joint tumors
Hip replacements are commonly done with cement and uncemented total hip replacement. Chief surgeon, Dr.Rex was trained in Manchester, which is the birth place of hip joint replacement.
The most notable is the performance of hip replacement in 103 year old lady, Edith Dewhurst in Manchester which was flashed in BBC and GRANADA telecast as headlines in Manchester News daily. In India we have performed the surgery for 108 year old lady.
In children the youngest was Mst Liam 9 year old with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis had hip replaced. Recently a young girl 12 year old had both hip joints replaced simultaneously in one sitting. This is the youngest bilateral HIP REPLACED in the world.
We are again experts in performing bilateral hip replacement in single surgery because of the expertise of the team and quick perfect surgery.
Uncemented and cemented hip joint replacement are commonly done with imported implants of proven track record.
Complex joint replacements and revision joint replacements are performed with précised tools and state of art technology using navigation.