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Divisha Arthritis and Medical Center

Divisha Arthritis and Medical Center

22 years experience
₹1200Consultation Fees
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Dr. Mohan M.R

22 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Ravi Prakash Y

19 years experience overall

Dr. Radhakrishna V N

18 years experience overall

Dr. Srikanth K P

21 years experience overall

Dr. Srivatsa Subramanya

17 years experience overall
650 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Venkatesh Rathod

16 years experience overall

Dr. Somanna Malchira

18 years experience overall
1100 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Prashanth Kalale

25 years experience overall

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hip Replacement?

Hip Replacement is a surgical procedure where the damaged hip is completely or partially replaced by artificial man-made parts called prosthesis. These prostheses are often made out of very hard plastic, metal, and/or ceramic. Hip replacement helps in improving severe pain in the hip and also treats bone-related diseases such as:

  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis
  3. Osteonecrosis

It also helps in improving the ability to walk and reduces stiffness in the hip. It is recommended only if other options fail in treating hip joint pain or hip arthritis. Hip Replacement has some risks and complications along with benefits.

What are the advantages of Hip Replacement?

Some of the advantages of Hip-Replacement are:

  1. Restores the movement and activity of  hip
  2. Improves the ability to walk
  3. Reduces pain while walking or running
  4. Faster recovery
  5. Decreased risk of hip dislocation
  6. It improves the quality of life for all ages of patients with restricted hip movement.

What are the indications of Hip Replacement?

Hip Replacement is indicated in the following conditions:

  1. Severe hip fracture
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis
  3. Septic arthritis
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis
  5. Perthes disease
  6. Bone dysplasia (unusual bone growth)
  7. Deformed hip joint with pain and loss of cartilage

What is the preparation for Hip Replacement?

Before undergoing Hip Replacement surgery, the following preparation is needed:

  1. Discuss with the Surgeon regarding all the benefits, risks, and complications associated with the Hip Replacement surgery.
  2. The doctor will do a physical examination to make sure that you are healthy and free from infection.
  3. Before undergoing this surgery, maintain bodyweight.
  4. If you are overweight, try to reduce weight before the surgery.
  5. Consult with the physical therapist and learn a few exercises which will help you in a speedy recovery after the surgery.

What are the steps involved in Hip Replacement?

The following are the steps involved in Hip Replacement surgery:

  1. General anesthesia will be given to avoid pain during the surgery.
  2. The next step involves removing the damaged bone and cartilage in the hip joint by the surgeon.
  3. The worn-out ball-and-socket hip joint is removed by cutting the femoral head.
  4. The damaged socket part will be replaced with the new ball-and-socket part [hip joint].
  5. A drain is used to remove all the fluid.
  6. The muscles are reattached and the incision is closed.

What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Hip Replacement?

  1. After the surgery, you will be feeling very drowsy for the next few hours.
  2. There may be pain and discomfort postsurgery.
  3. The doctor will prescribe some painkillers to reduce the pain.
  4. Follow all the instructions given by the doctor without fail.
  5. Make follow-up visits to the doctor to remove sutures or to know if the sutures are healed, etc.

Who can perform Hip Replacement [Right specialist type for Hip Replacement]?

Hip Replacement can be performed by a certified and experienced Orthopedic Surgeon.

What is the cost of Hip Replacement?

The cost of Hip Replacement may vary according to the following factors:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. Type of implants used
  5. Unilateral or bilateral surgery
  6. The medical condition of the patient
  7. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  8. Type of hospital
  9. The admission room that you opted for
  10. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.

Minimum price in Bangalore starts from Rs.55,000

Average expenses in Bangalore is approximately Rs.2,60,000

Maximum amount to be paid in Bangalore rises up to Rs.7,00,000

Cost for Bilateral Hip Replacement surgery may be Rs.6,00,000
Cost for Unilateral Hip Replacement Surgery may be Rs.3,50,000

Is Hip Replacement a major surgery or minor surgery?

Hip Replacement is major surgery as it involves replacing the damaged hip joint with an artificial man-made prosthesis.

What is the eligibility criteria for Hip Replacement?

People who can undergo Hip-Replacement are individuals who are suffering from:

  1. Damage to hip joint
  2. Deformed joint
  3. Severe pain at the hip joint region
  4. Swelling at the site of a hip joint
  5. Stiffness at hip joint
  6. Unable to move the hip joint.
  7. Reduced quality of life due to severe pain which affects sleep and makes restless

However, the doctor will make a thorough health check-up and examine the hip before asking you to undergo this surgery.

What is the ineligibility criteria for Hip Replacement?

People who cannot undergo Hip-Replacement are:

  1. Individuals with pain at the hip joint that can be reduced by anti-inflammatory medicines or pain killers.
  2. Individuals whose medical condition is weak or poor.
  3. People whose hip joint pain can be reduced by other options such as cortisol injection or joint supplements, etc.

What are the risks and complications associated with Hip Replacement?

Risks and complications associated with Hip Replacement are:

  1. Dislocation of the hip joint
  2. Damage of the healthy hip joint may occur
  3. Change in the length of the leg
  4. Infection at the site of surgery
  5. Blood clots
  6. Nerve damage at the site of the surgery

How long does it take to complete Hip Replacement?

Hip Replacement may take almost 60 to 90 minutes to complete the procedure and sometimes it may take more than the usual time to complete the procedure depending on the condition of the patient.

What is the recovery time?

Most of the people who undergo Hip Replacement are able to walk either on the same day or the next day of the surgery. However, it takes almost 3 to 6 weeks to recover from Hip-Replacement Surgery.

 What is the success rate of Hip Replacement?

The success rate of Hip-Replacement Surgery depends on the following factors:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Type of the implant used

However, the success rate of Hip-Replacement maybe 90% to 95%.

Is Hip Replacement painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under general anesthesia. There may be some discomfort and pain after completion of the procedure.

Is Hip Replacement Permanent?

During Hip-Replacement Surgery, the surgeon will replace the damaged hip joint within the man-made prosthesis. This artificial joint will be in the body for lifelong. Hence, Hip-Replacement surgery is permanent.

What are the long-term results of Hip Replacement?

  1. Improves the quality of life of the patient
  2. Decreases joint pain
  3. Improves walking ability
  4. Improves range of motion of the hip joint

Can Hip Replacement be detected in the future?

Hip-Replacement Surgery may be found in the future due to the presence of scars that are formed near the hip region. The artificial prosthesis can be found under an X-ray or MRI scan.

What are the options if Hip Replacement fails?

There may be a chance for Hip-Replacement failure and it might be due to infection, loss of range of motion, improper placement of the artificial joint, or bone loss. So, in such cases, second Hip-Replacement surgery may be required as per doctor's advice.

What are the alternatives for Hip Replacement?

Some of the alternatives for Hip-Replacement are:

  1. Non-inflammatory medicines
  2. Cortisone injections
  3. Joint supplements
  4. Hip resurfacing
  5. Hip fusion [Arthrodesis]
  6. Hip osteotomy
  7. Resection arthroplasty [Girdlestone procedure]
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