The hip joint is the most stable joint in the body, which means it’s not easily dislocated. It is responsible for maintaining the balance of your body. It bears the weight of your upper body when you are moving and also when you are stable. The hip joint is what gives humans the upright posture differing them from other primates. Naturally, while performing so many functions, your hip joint ‘ages’ earlier than the rest of your body. This results in hip pain, difficulty in movement or even staying still, disfigured movement etc.
But advanced medical science has found a way to cure even the most degenerative hip joints – Hip Replacement Surgery. If you have hip pain, it’s best to consult an Orthopedic Surgeon. At Dr Chakri’s Clinic, there are several patients who present with hip pain. It’s essential to ascertain the causes of hip pain before having a plan of action for your treatment. At Dr Chakri’s, a hip replacement surgery is suggested only if there is no other option.
What is a Hip Replacement Surgery?
A hip replacement surgery is a surgical procedure where the decayed or diseased tissues of a hip joint is removed and is replaced with an artificial prosthesis made of metallic and/or plastic elements. At Chakri’s sometimes, a biochemical material or a bone graft is also used. This is currently the most common orthopaedic operation in the world and at Dr. Chakri’s clinic. Dr. Chakradhar has performed thousands of successful hip arthroplasty and thus, has saved thousands from becoming disabled.
Who requires a Hip Replacement Surgery?
Only those who hip joints are severely eroded, should consider a hip replacement surgery. Dr. Chakradhar first tries to fix your situation through medicines, physiotherapy and other non-surgical treatments. If you still face difficulty in movement or rest or if it is still very painful, he will assess your condition to check if you are fit to go for a replacement surgery.
The aim of such a surgery is to reduce the stiffness of the hip easing your locomotion and to reduce the pain.
Why Would You Need A Hip Replacement Surgery?
Your hip joint, where the thigh bone and the hip bone meet, is often overworked. It is already engaged at supporting your weight for your entire lifetime. If you top up the pressure on the joint by being obese or or by keeping it in too much rest, the joint starts to decay. If the joint degenerates to the extent of being highly or entirely dysfunctional, a hip replacement surgery becomes necessary. If the decay exceeds a certain level, you will require a hip replacement surgery.
Who performs the surgery?
Medical procedures should be performed by authorised medical practitioners only. But, when it comes to a surgery as big as a hip replacement surgery, experience of the surgeon in the arena can bring surprising differences. Dr. Chakradhar has an experience of more than 14 years in the same domain. He is not only an expert orthopaedician but is also passionate about his work. And only passion can bring the vigilance required to perform a replace a hip joint in the precise angles so that a perfect posture can be acquired.
Types of Hip Replacement Surgery
Total Hip Replacement Surgery: A hip is a ball-socket joint. This means that one bone has a hollow socket in one end in which the ball-like end of another bone fits. In a total hip replacement surgery, both the ball and the socket are replaced. Different materials are used to make the implants which have their own sets of advantages and limitations. Dr Chakradhar will be able to guide you choose the one which will suit you the best.
Revision Hip Replacement Surgery: A revision surgery is performed only when the primary surgery goes wrong. When carefully done, chances of a failure are minimal. However, you can walk in at DR Chakri’s Clinic, we fix any abnormality from a previous surgery performed elsewhere.
Hip Resurfacing: Hip resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement which can be availed only by some patients. In this procedure, instead of removing the entire hip joint, a portion of the damaged tissues are removed, trimmed, smoothened out and capped with a metal covering.
Each case of hip replacement is unique. At Dr. Chakri’s Clinic, we adopt various approaches to deal with the peculiarities of your case. With the help of computer-assisted surgery techniques, minimally invasive hip replacement has become much more efficient and heals quickly and gives way better cosmetic outcome. However, post surgery, the key to a quick and efficient recovery is patience. You have to be disciplined about your medicines and physiotherapy.