Best Hip Replacement Surgery in Gurgaon, Delhi
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Do you have pain even with gentle leg movement?
Are you experiencing stiffness in your hip region?
Then, you’re in the right place!
Get yourself checked from our orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ratnav Ratan for all your orthopedic conditions.
How hip joints work?
The hip is the body’s largest joint. It is a ball-and-socket joint. The socket is the part of a pelvis bone formed by the acetabulum. The upper end of the femur or thigh bone is the ball or femoral head. The articular cartilage covers the bone surfaces of the ball and socket. This cartilage is a smooth tissue that cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy movement.
There is also a thin tissue called the synovial membrane which surrounds the hip joint. If you have a healthy hip, this membrane will create a small amount of fluid which lubricates the cartilage and when your hip moves, eliminates friction. Stability is provided to the hip joint with bands of tissue called ligaments. These ligaments connect the ball to the socket.
What causes pain in hip joints?
The most common cause of pain in hips is arthritis. Traumatic arthritis, Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types of this condition.
Post traumatic arthritis: This type of a hip pain is caused after a severe injury or accident. The cartilage gets damaged and causes pain, stiffness and problems in movement.
Osteonecrosis: Dislocation or fracture in the hip may give a limited blood supply to the femoral head. Due to a reduced blood supply the surface of the bone may fall and cause arthritis. This condition is called osteoncerosis.
Osteoarthritis: Age related wear and tear, can cause osteoarthritis. It is usually a condition in people above the age of 50, especially in those who have a family history of such a condition. Your cartilage which cushions the bones of hip wears away due to age. These bones rub against one another causing stiffness and pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis: In this condition, your synovial membrane is inflamed and thickens, it is an autoimmune disease. Due to the inflammation your cartilage gets damaged and causes pain and stiffness.
Hip disease in childhood: Sometimes in children and infants the hip doesn’t grow properly or there are problems in the joints. Such conditions can cause arthritis in the future, even if they are treated in childhood.
Hip replacement surgery
You might need a hip replacement if you have hip pain that:
- Persists, despite pain medication
- Worsens with walking, even with a walker or cane
- Interferes your sleep
- Makes it difficult to move and rise from a seated position
- Affects your ability to climb stairs
When is hip replacement surgery required?
Hip replacement is a highly successful process of replacing portions of a painful hip joint with an artificial joint. Besides, it is also performed to treat injuries like broken or abnormally grown hip bone and other conditions. Dr. Ratnav performs hip replacement surgery only when other treatment options fail to provide relief.
The hip joint comprises a ball (femoral head) that fits into a socket joint. The ball (femoral head) must fit into the socket (acetabulum). The ball moves in the socket, letting your leg to rotate, move forward, backward, and sideways. You might require a surgery if the head unfits into the socket it may cause hip pain.
Hip replacement is the process of fixing such conditions. The femoral head and acetabulum are replaced with prosthetics. To fit in the acetabulum the femoral head is replaced with a ball-like structure.
Types of hip replacement surgery
The three main types of hip replacement are:
- Total hip replacement
- Partial hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing
One of the most common types of hip replacement is total hip replacement surgery.
This method involves replacing damaged or worn-out parts of the hip with artificial implants. The implant used for femoral head replacement is a ceramic or metal alloy ball. The new ball fits in a metal stem that implants into the top of your femur. Further, there are two major surgical methods for a total hip replacement viz. the posterior and the anterior approach.
Other two types of hip replacement surgeries are usually suitable for patients of definite age groups and activity levels:
Partial hip replacement includes changing only one side of the hip joint i.e. the femoral head, instead of both sides as in total hip replacement. This process is done in older patients with a fractured hip.
Hip resurfacing of the femoral head and acetabulum is usually performed in young and active patients.
Complications associated with hip replacement surgery
Any surgical procedure can have complications. Some of the possible hip replacement complications may include:
- Blood clotting in the legs or lungs
- Nerve injury that causes numbness, weakness or both
- Need for revision or additional surgery
You may have other complications depending on your specific medical condition. You need to discuss any concerns with your surgeon before the surgery.
Benefits of hip replacement surgery
In severe cases, hip pain can be devastating and even the gentlest activities can leave the patient in agony. A successful hip replacement surgery implies many advantages viz.
Most hip replacements decrease the pain dramatically and, in some cases, eliminate it giving great relief to the patients.
A new hip joint can provide a far better range of movement, allowing the patient to move with more ease. Especially, this is visible when climbing stairs or doing more rigorous activity.
Better quality of life
Most patients report that hip replacement gives them a better quality of life. Their sleep has improved sleep due to reduced pain, and associated problems such as depression.
Excellent chance of success
Hip replacement surgery has one of the highest success rates compared to those of other surgeries. Also, the mortality rates associated with this surgery are very low and have further reduced in recent years.
Plan a visit to our Young Bones Clinic right now for your hip-related problems. Get yourself treated by our expert Dr. Ratnav Ratan who has considerable experience in dealing with complex orthopedic disorders. Click here to contact us.