Having a hip replacement is something that happens to old ladies after a fall – not healthy women in their 40s and 50s. It used to be such but with changing times, there is elaborate evidence of it happening to the younger woman too.
What is a Hip Replacement?
Hip replacement, or arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the diseased parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with new, artificial parts. It is done to relieve the patient of the worsening hip pain by replacing or restoring the damaged joint. Artificial materials, such as metal, polyethylene, or ceramics, are used to either resurface the hip joint, replacing unhealthy parts of the hip and keeping healthy parts, or replace it totally, including bone and cartilage, with a prosthesis (an artificial joint).
Candidates for Hip Replacement surgery:
Hip joint pain is considered to be one of the reasons for the hip replacement surgery. The wearing down of the hip joint due to osteoporosis is labeled as the primary factor for the woman. Women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, and bone tumor are suitable candidates for the surgery.
Before hip replacement surgery is undertaken, the doctor attempts to offer walking aids such as a cane, or non-surgical therapies such as medication and physical therapy to the affected women. With an advancement in medical technology, the new artificial parts last longer and able to handle stress and strain. The new materials allow the doctors have found that hip replacement surgery can be very successful in younger people as well. The prosthesis, despite its range of motion limitations, can help to stop or reduce joint pain, increase leg strength and improve your quality of life.
The hip replacement surgery hardly takes 2-3 hours and the hospital stay is 4 days on an average. The surgery alleviates the hip joint pain and gives back some of the mobility to the woman. The whole hip pain-free process takes several months to recover their normal strength and energy accompanied by physical therapy. The rehabilitation process is carefully designed by the doctors to provide the best pain-free life.
Steps such as:
Sit in a firm, upright chair.
Keep stair-climbing to a minimum.
Remove throw rugs and keep floors clutter-free.
Wear comfortable shoes with good traction and support.
Avoid overexerting in exercises or work.
Avoid running, jumping or impact activities like football.
Doctors and researchers are working round the clock to provide the best relief possible to women suffering from the hip joint pain. Dr. Patel Chirag has successfully helped women to combat hip joint pain and get a new lease on life.
About Dr Chirag Patel
Dr. Chirag Patel is one of the best Hip Replacement surgeon in Surat, Gujarat providing Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement at Kiran Multi Super Speciality Hospital & Research Center, Nr Sumul Dairy, Surat – 395004, firstname.lastname@example.org, +91 75 74 88 77 77.
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