Hip Surgery is a surgical procedure. In which a prosthetic hip joint is permanently replaced by a mechanical hip implant, which is a partial hip replacement. hip replacement also called Total Hip Arthroplasty. And, hip surgery is routinely performed for patients. Who cannot walk due to one reason or another, and for those with significant mobility limitation.
hip replacement surgery including is also done for patients who are unable to walk due to trauma, soft tissues damaged cartilage, rheumatoid arthritis. And femoral head hip dislocates, thigh bone disease, due to age-related loss of flexibility. So, It is one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide and ranks second only to heart surgery in cost. The procedure is done under general anesthesia for artificial joint pain relief.
This is a surgical approach in which the hip joint is replaced with a posterior approach. There are two types of hip surgery: total hip replacement surgery and hemi-replacement surgery (part of the hip).
It requires several appointments prior to the surgery or day after surgery. The orthopaedic surgeon will conduct tests to evaluate your health in recovery room. and they may perform a variety of lab tests, blood clots, blood thinner analysis, urine analysis, and X-rays. so the results of these tests will determine if you are a good candidate for the surgical procedure.
They will also ask you about your health history and anxiety. But your doctor will also assess your strength and the size of your hip flexor muscles, pain relief or ceramic ball. If the surgery is necessary, a shoe insert can be made for the healing process.
Weeks after surgery during the first six to twelve weeks. you’ll need crutches or a frame to assist with walking. Your physical therapist will help you strengthen your hip and knee muscles. and your physical therapist will check the equipment you need to use at home.
After six to eight weeks, you’ll be able to return to work and do your daily activities. You’ll need to wear a cast for the first few weeks after your physical therapy. And, by the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons said that this anterior approach is best for any patient.
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