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What is Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Such replacement orthopedic surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or in some hip fractures.
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+ About Surgery

Various types of arthritis may affect the hip joint. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults, may cause the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the hips. Rheumatoid arthritis, which causes inflammation of the synovial lining of the joint and results in excessive synovial fluid, may lead to severe pain and stiffness. Traumatic arthritis, arthritis due to injury, may also cause damage to the auricular cartilage of the hip.
Hip joint is made of two major parts. One or both parts may be replaced during surgery:
The hip socket (a part of the pelvic bone called the acetabulum) and the upper end of the thighbone (called the femoral head). The new hip that replaces the old one is made up of these parts:
A socket, which is usually made of strong metal. A line, which fits inside the socket. It is usually plastic. The liner allows the hip to move smoothly. A metal or ceramic ball that will replace the round head (top) of your thighbone. A metal stem that is attached to the thighbone to make the joint more stable.

+ Pre operative instructions

  • Full body checkup- Blood investigation
  • Cardiac clearance
  • Oral cavity check up/ dental clearance
  • R/O urine or any other form of infection
Takes 3-5 days for these tests

+ Post operative instructions

  • To avoid sitting on floor/squatting/use of Indian toilets
  • Routine activities like walking/ staircase climbing permitted
  • Light sporting activities like swimming/ golf/ driving permitted after 6 weeks to 3 months

+ How long would the artificial joint last?

This Prosthesis lasts for 10-15 years.

+ Do we require any support after surgery(walker/stick)?

Initially required for rehabilitation
  • Walker : 1 WEEK
  • Stick : 2 WEEK

+ When do I know I require a Joint Replacement?

If the patient is unable to do routine activities without pain or has a compromised life style. Joint replacement is required.

+ What is the Aim of surgery? or why Joint Replacement is required?

Aim of surgery is to provide quality life. For any day to day activity, patient takes decision keeping the joint pain in mind, it is better to go for surgery.

Patient is the best judge,doctor can only provided painfree Joint Mobility.

+  Why choose Dr.Sachdev?

To provide successful results by use of:
  • Latest techniques
  • Minimal invasive procedures
  • Computer navigation
  • Pain management techniques to make the entire procedure as comfortable as possible
  • Reasonable cost at best hospitals

  Dr Anshu Sachdev is an expert Orthopedic Surgeon in Pune (DNB Ortho, D'ortho,MNAMS) and he is a specialist of knee and hip replacement surgery.

Contact us

  • Dr.Anshu Sachdev
  • Olive Health Center,
    Row House no. 5,
    Lunkad Gardens Off Datt Mandir,
    Viman Nagar, Pune,
    Maharashtra 411013

  • Helpline: +91 99234 06258
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