Total hip replacement is advised by doctor when both acetabulum (cup of hip joint) and femoral head (Ball of hip joint) are damaged and there articular surfaces are no longer smooth. Common disease where total hip replacement is needed includes Avascular necrosis of femoral head, rheumatoid arthritis, acetabulum fracture, femoral neck and head fracture, arthritis etc.

Direct Anterior Approach (DAA)

The Direct Anterior Approach is a modern, minimally invasive technique for (THR) total hip replacement surgery. This method provides direct access to the front of the hip, offering advantages like quicker recovery, fewer hip precaution and a reduced risk of implant dislocation. Orthopedic surgeons widely adopt DAA for its benefites over traditional hip replacement approaches.

Regular Approach :

  • Involves a posterior or lateral incision.
  • Accesses the hip joint from the side or back.
  • Requires cutting through muscles and tendons.
  • Postoperative precautions needed to avoid dislocation.
  • Longer recovery period.

Anterior Approach :

  • Utilizes a front-facing incision on the thigh.
  • Direct access to the hip joint without cutting major muscles.
  • Preserves important hip structures.
  • Reduced risk of dislocation, allowing for fewer postoprative precaution.
  • Geneally associated with a quicker recovery.
Nurse Helping Elderly woman to walk after Hip Replacement Surgery

Process for Direct Anterior Approach

This approach provides direct access to the front of the hip. Surgeons like it for fixing hip fractures. It's versatile and can handle periprosthetic fracture too.

  • A 8 cm cut is made over the outer thigh muscle
  • Cut through the skin and deep fascia. Protect nerves. Open hip joint capsule. A T-shaped cut exposes the hip bones.
  • Layered closure after cleaning. Stitch the hip capsule, fix the thigh muscle cut and seal up the fascia. A drain may be used and the wound gets a sterile dressing.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery becomes a viable option for individuals facing various conditions that affectthe hip joint. This includes :

  • Osteoarthritis :A common reason for hip replacement, osteoarthritisleads to the degeneration of joint cartilage, causing pain and limitedmobility.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: An inflammatory condition affecting thejoints, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to hip joint damage.
  • Femoral Fractures: Fractures in the hip region, especially thefemoral neck, may necessitate hip replacement to restore function.
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAI): Structuralabnormalities in the hip joint can lead to friction and pain, oftenrequiring surgical intervention.
  • Avascular Necrosis:Insufficient blood supply to the hip joint canresult in bone death, necessitating hip replacement to alleviate pain.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Procedures

Scars & Stitches BIG MINIMAL
Muscle & Tendon Cuts HIGH LOW
Post-Operation Pain HIGH LOW
Infection Chances HIGH VERY LOW
Hospital Duration LONG SHORT
Recovery Period VERY HIGH LOW

Don't Delay, Act Now!

Why risk permanent immobility? Delaying hip replacement surgery may lead to severe consequences such as bedridden conditions, ineligibility for future operations and increased risks of injuries. Act now to regain control of your life.

Understanding Hip Replacement

Hip arthroplasty, or hip replacement, is a surgical procedure addressing hip joint pain by replacing parts with artificial implants. Indications include injuries, osteoarthritis and femoroacetabular impingement syndrome.

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Hip bone after hip operation
Diagram Showing acetabulumand femoralheadcomponents

About Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement, or hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to alleviate pain and restoremobility in individuals with damaged or diseased hip joints. The surgery involves replacing the damaged parts of the hip joint with artificial implants. The main types of hip replacement procedures are :

Total Hip Replacement (THR): Involves replacing both the femoral head and the acetabulum with prosthetic components.

Cemented Total Hip Replacement: Utilizes bone cement to fix both the femoral stemand the acetabulum cup in place. Typically used for patients over 60 with weaker bones due to osteoporosis.

Uncemented Total Hip Replacement: Avoids the use of bone cement, suitable for younger patients with good bone quality.

Types of Implants

The choice of implant material depends on factors such as age, activity level, and the specific condition of the patient

1. Metal-on-Plastic : Involves a metal ball and a plastic socket. Commonly used for its durability and suitability for a wide range of patients.

2. Ceramic-on-Plastic or Ceramic-on-Ceramic: Utilizes a ceramic ball with a plastic socket or both ceramic components. Often preferred for younger, more active patients due to its wear resistance.

3. Oxanium on Plastic: Combines an Oxinium head with a plastic socket. This option is chosen for its durability and potential advantages in specific patient cases.

Component Attached During Hip Replacement

Woman showing a model of a hip and explaining it

Benefits of Hip Replacement

  • Regain natural movements completely.
  • No more dependency on others.
  • Enjoy a better quality of life

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Hip Replacement covered in Insurance?
  • Do I need physiotherapy after the surgery?
  • Can I play sports after the surgery?
  • What are Uncemented implants?
  • Will there be any implant used in the surgery?
  • How to Minimize Hip Operation Cost?

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