Total Hip Replacement Surgery
A total hip replacement replaces your arthritic hip joint and eliminates the damaged bearing surfaces that are causing pain. The design of the implant offers you renewed stability and minimizes the wear process. Basically there are three benefits to your hip replacement:
1. Elimination of pain
2. Improved motion
3. Minimum wear & tear
During a total hip replacement procedure a metal stem is inserted into your thighbone (femur). Attached to the neck of the stem is a hip ball, just over an inch in diameter. The hip ball fits into a liner. Together, the ball and liner create the new joint. The liner is inserted into a metal shell that in turn is anchored to your pelvis. In terms of fixation, your surgeon has the choice of anchoring the hip implants securely to the bone by using either cement fixation or by bone in growth. Your surgeon will select the design of the hip replacement and size of femoral ball to give you the range of motion and stability that you need.
Total hip replacements are performed most commonly because of severe arthritis in the hip joint. This is generally as a result of aging, congenital abnormality of the hip joint or prior trauma to the hip joint.
The progressively intense pain along with impairment of daily activities including walking, climbing stairs, and even arising from a sitting position, eventually become reasons to consider a total hip replacement. Surgery is generally considered after anti-inflammatory and/or pain medications are no longer effective in relieving the pain.
A total hip replacement takes around 2 – 4 hours. During the immediate recovery period, patients are given intravenous fluids and antibiotics. A drainage tube is also inserted to drain fluid from the surgical wound site. Patients are encouraged to actively move the lower extremities in order to promote circulation to prevent blood from clotting.
Patient education is important to ensure longevity of the replaced hip. Strenuous activity such as jogging is discouraged, since this type of exercise can re-injure the replaced hip. Swimming is ideal in improving muscle strength, mobility and endurance.
Hip replacement is one of the most successful joint surgeries performed today. The procedure lasts for around fifteen years in nearly 95% of patients.
The orthopedic and joint replacement center at Phyathai Sriracha offers a range of diagnosis, treatment and surgical orthopedic services.
Services provided :
• Total knee replacement and total hip replacement
• Revision TKR
Arthroscopic Surgery Center:
• Arthroscopic ACL & PCL Reconstruction
• Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
• Arthroscopic Joint Depridement
Spine & Cervical Spine Surgery Center:
• Degenerate Spine Disease
• Disc Hermiation
• Cervical Spondylitis & Servical Disc Syndrome
• Pyogenic Spondylitic & Spinal Tuberculosis
• Fracture Dislocation of the Spine
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Tel . (66)038-317-333 Ext . 2174, 2178