Total Hip Replacement Surgery involves a change of both Femoral head & neck, and Acetabular socket. There are several bearing options which are available depending on the patient requirements. Common Bearing Options include, – Metal on Polyethylene/ Ceramic on Polyethylene/ Ceramic on Ceramic. Partial hip replacement involves a change of […]
The most important of all, are the precautions to be taken by the patient himself. Dislocation of the new joint is a potential risk. extreme of movements should be avoided under all circumstances. The soft tissue healing takes approximately 6 weeks, however, if the hip joint is structurally unstable, or[…..]
The typical longevity of a Hip replacement depends upon- quality of bone/ level of physical activity/ Age/ body weight/ technique of surgery. Most hip replacements survive an average of 15-20 years. However, a large number of variables affecting longevity prevents accurate survival analysis. Individual patient assessment should be done carefully,[…..]
As regards hospital stay, the usual duration is 1 week. The timing of going back to previous level of activity depends upon the type of Hip replacement – Cemented/ Un-cemented; and the quality of bone stock. Usually patients may resume office and sedentary work after 4-6 weeks.
After a hip replacement, the pain due to arthritis usually subsides in 4-6 weeks. Thereafter, there may be occasional reminders of pain after unaccustomed activity. If however, the pain re-appears after a prolonged pain free period; or the pain tends to worsen progressively, there is a definite cause for concern.[…..]
You should not sit on a floor. You may sit cross legged, but on a bed or a surface which is at a higher level than the floor. Frequently Ask Question About Total HIP Replacement
You may play golf, walk briskly or swim. Light weight lifting is Allowed.
You can take short flight, 4 days post surgery, long flight can take post 15 days.
Your progress after going home will be as rough as follows:- — After going home on the 4th day after surgery you will be advised to walk in the house for 4-5 times a day. — The stitches on the operative wound will be removed 14-16 days after surgery. —[…..]
This Operation is as painful as any other operation. Your pain will be kept under control by a team of pain management consultants (anaesthetists) with the help of oral or intravenous medicines. On special occasions nerve blocks will be used to reduce the pain.
For single Knee Replacement you’ll have to spend minimum of 4 days in the hospital.