Gandhi Lal, A 64 yr old man suffered painful hip and shortening of his right Leg (7 cm). Previously, he had an acetabular fracture and was treated non operative. However, he was not convinced as he still suffered the pain and decided to undergo a Complex Primary Hip Replacement and has now successfully got back to daily activities and moving independently.
For a clear understanding of what this complex primary total hip replacement is, let’s go through the article below…
What is Total Hip Replacement Surgery?
Hip replacement surgery a total also known as total hip arthroplasty consists of removing the damaged or diseased parts of a hip joint and replacing it with new, artificial joint replacements. The main aim of a complex total hip replacement surgery is to:
- Relieve pain
- Improve walking and other movements
- Help the hip joint function better
When is a Total Hip Replacement recommended?
A Total Hip Replacement (THR) is usually recommended for patients who suffer from Osteonecrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, some bone tumors or any Injury of the hip joint that have been diagnosed as severe that can have adverse effects on the hip joint.
What happens in a Complex Primary Hip Replacement Surgery?
In this type of hip replacement, both the thigh bone (femur) and the are replaced with implant prostheses or artificial joints. A metal stem is inserted into your thighbone and a hip ball is attached to the neck of stem. The hip ball is fit into liner or a socket. The ball and liner socket together form a new joint. The liner socket is inserted in a metal shell that in turn is anchored to your pelvis.
After the THR Surgery
A THR surgery takes about 1 1/2 hours. There are some specific instructions that patients must follow before and after the total hip replacement surgery to improve recovery time and results. The recovery starts with a physiotherapist within 24 hours of the surgery being performed. The physiotherapist helps the patient sit up, get in and out of bed, and some activity that helps in getting used to movements that need to be more frequent. The patient is made to do these exercises using a walker or sometimes crutches.
It is important that the patient continues the physiotherapy after discharge for 6 to 8 weeks. It is important to follow the instructions and guidance provided by the hip replacement surgeon, medical team and rehabilitation therapist.
Dr. Venkat Ram Prasad Vallamshetla is one of the best orthopedic surgeon in Hyderabad. He has done his MBBS, MS Ortho (OSM), MRCS (Edin) and FRCS (Trauma & Orth) from Edinburgh. He has additionally undergone training and has worked in Birmingham for over 12 years with a specialization in Joint Replacement, arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries.
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