Is hip replacement safe? I am an arthritic patient for the last 7 years. I want to get it done. Nowadays, I am little bit difficult to do movements as pain started. Is taking painkiller ok at any time? And I want to know the approx. cost for doing this surgery. And where is the best place for getting it done? And I am also thinking of doing physiotherapy, will it be usefull?
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Is this your decision to go for hip joint replacement. You said that you are planing for physiotherapy. If physiotherapy fail then go for operating hip joint. There is nothing wrong in it. After surgery you should be maintains certain precautions for life time. That should be confirmed surgeon which should you need to known before surgery.
Hip replacement is very safe procedure and also the procedure of choice for long standing arthritic hip. If painful then go for surgery. It's already been too long. No taking pain killer as self medication is not recommended. Physiotherpay can help strengthen muscles and prepare you for a good result after surgery.
Cardiovascular And Pulmonary Physiotherapist
5 yrs exp
Total hip replacement can be done at the age above 40.
Because the implant life will be around 10 to 15years depends upon the quality of implant and physiotherapy through out the life.
As your too young orthopaedic surgeon can suggest you hemi arthroplasty which is replacement of half of the hip joint by observing the damage.
First you need to consult an orthopaedic surgeon, take an x-ray then you can know how much damage is there and can be advised for the further treatment.
The best home treatment for pain relief by hot and cold fermentation alternately for 3 to 4 sessions in a day.
Apply diclofenac pain relief gel and cover the area with a sterile cloth.
Electrotherapy: ultrasound and IFT are more beneficial - consult a physiotherapist and make it done.
Later you need to strengthen your muscles around the hip joint.
Note: taking pain killers orally is not good for liver and kidneys.
I hope this may be useful for you.
Hello, Saying 7 years of pain is bit more. THR's are safe these days. The best person to guide you would be an orthopedic surgeon . Kindly consult and then decide. Chronic pain might not be responding to physio as the problem would be intense.It would just give you a temporary relief . Kindly be guided
visit an orthopedic surgeon
Kindly follow some safe way of ADL
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