Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at replacing damaged or diseased parts of the hip joint with artificial components to alleviate pain, improve function, and restore mobility. At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, we specialize in total hip replacement surgery, offering advanced techniques and personalized care to patients suffering from hip arthritis, fractures, or other hip conditions.

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint where the head of the femur (thigh bone) fits into the acetabulum (socket) of the pelvis. When the hip joint becomes damaged due to arthritis, injury, or other factors, it can lead to pain, stiffness, and difficulty with walking or performing daily activities. Total hip replacement surgery aims to address these issues by replacing the damaged cartilage and bone with prosthetic components made of metal, plastic, or ceramic materials.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision over the hip joint and removes the damaged bone and cartilage. The femoral head is then replaced with a metal stem that is inserted into the center of the femur, and a metal or ceramic ball is placed on top of the stem to replicate the natural shape of the hip joint. The acetabulum is also prepared and lined with a metal or plastic cup, which serves as the new socket for the hip joint.

Total hip replacement surgery can be performed using various approaches, including the posterior approach, anterior approach, lateral approach, or minimally invasive techniques. The choice of approach depends on factors such as the patient’s anatomy, surgeon preference, and the specific requirements of the case.

Following surgery, patients undergo a period of postoperative rehabilitation to regain strength, flexibility, and function in the hip joint. Physical therapy exercises, walking aids, and precautions to prevent dislocation of the hip joint are typically prescribed to facilitate a smooth recovery process.

Total hip replacement surgery has been shown to be highly effective in relieving pain and improving function for patients with severe hip joint damage. Most patients experience significant relief from symptoms and are able to return to their normal activities with improved mobility and quality of life.

At Dr. Isaac Bone & Joint Speciality Hospital, our team of orthopedic surgeons and hip specialists is dedicated to providing personalized care to patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery. We utilize advanced surgical techniques, state-of-the-art prosthetic components, and comprehensive rehabilitation programs to ensure optimal outcomes and help patients achieve lasting relief from hip pain and dysfunction.