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Hip Replacement-Things to Consider
By
Emoha Elder Care

A hip replacement is a surgery that replaces a diseased or injured hip joint with an artificial joint or implant. Hip replacement surgery is required when the hip joint is damaged or worn enough to reduce mobility and cause pain even while resting.

One of the most common reasons for hip replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Other conditions that can cause hip joint damage include rheumatoid arthritis, hip fracture, septic arthritis, avascular necrosis, traumatic arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, disorders that cause unusual bone growth like bone dysplasias

Hip replacement surgery is commonly performed to treat hip conditions like severe osteoarthritis and hip fractures. The main approach for these surgeries include the anterior and the posterior approach.

  • Types of hip replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement 

It is the most common type of hip replacement that uses artificial components to replace the entire hip structure. A stem is inserted into the patient’s femur, or thighbone, for stability. They replace the head of the femur with a ball and replace the natural socket in the hip joint with an artificial cup. 

Partial Hip Replacement 

It is a type of hip replacement surgery that removes and replaces the femoral head, which is the ball at the top of the femur, or thighbone. It does not replace the socket. A ceramic or metal ball is attached to the top of a stem that’s inserted into the hollow center of the femur for repairing certain types of hip fractures.

Hip Resurfacing 

It includes trimming of damaged bone from the natural bone ball at the top of the thigh bone and is resurfaced with a smooth metal covering. Instead of replacing the ball, a metal cap is glued on the arthritic ball. It's a type of hip replacement that helps relieve pain from cartilage loss.

Bilateral Hip Replacement 

It is a type of hip replacement when both hips require replacement. A staged hip replacement a type of hip replacement which is done by replacing one hip at a time, letting the patient recover from the first surgery before doing the second one. Alternatively, the patient may undergo a bilateral hip replacement in which both hips are replaced at the same time.

Recovering from surgery can be very challenging for elders as they heal slowly and are at increased risk of complications. At Emoha, we understand the fragile management of conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, knee or hip replacements and pre & post-operative care. Hence we offer post-surgery care along with physical therapy to the elderly. 

Emoha’s Care Angels (CAs) and Community Managers are well equipped to manage their healthcare at home giving loved one complete medical, emotional support and peace of mind for the family.

To know more, call us on 1800-123-445555

 

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