Overview About Types Of Hip Replacement Surgery

Overview About Types Of Hip Replacement Surgery

Whenever you run, walk, play, twist, turn and complete task after task ,you are unaware of how you take your hips for granted. Hips are one of the most powerful parts of your body which make you motile.

But if some damage happens to the hips, there are conditions where you have to undergo surgery for its rectification.

Due to the advancement in technology there are a lot of developments that has come in the field different types of hip replacement surgery.

Let’s check out them.

Why Does Your Hip Hurt?

Hip Pain

There are many causes for hip pain:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle or tendon strain
  • Hip labral tear
  • Cancer
  • Avascular necrosis

Symptoms For Hip Pain

Hip pain has multiple causes, so depending on the cause you would feel discomfort in these areas:

  • Thigh
  • Inside of the hip joint
  • Groin
  • Outside of the hip joint
  • Buttocks

If you think you are also having these symptoms, you should consult a doctor at the earliest.

Do You Need A Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip allows a wide range of body movement. It is a kind of ball and socket joint. If you had ever suffered from these following conditions then you are advised to do a hip replacement surgery.

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Problems with development of hip during childhood

What are the types of hip replacement surgery?

There are three types of hip replacement surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery

Total hip replacement

In this surgery, a part of your thigh bone and the ball of the hip is replaced with an artificial ball. The replacement parts can be plastic, metal or ceramic, which is used in different combinations.

  • Metal-on-plastic is the most widely used one
  • Ceramic-on-plastic or Ceramic-on ceramic is used more often in younger ones
  • Metal-on-metal is used more occasionally in younger ones.

The total hip replacement surgery has two types of approaches

  • Posterior approach: In this approach, the surgeon makes an incision along the outer buttock. Then head of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal stem, which acts as the new head of the femur. Then the acetabulum of the hip joint is removed and replaced with a new metal socket. A spacer made of plastic or metal or ceramic is placed between these two parts to decrease friction within the hip joint
  • Anterior approach: In this approach the surgeon makes an incision on the front part of the upper thigh and the rest of the procedure as in the posterior approach follows.

Partial Hip Replacement Surgery

In this surgery, only the ball of the joint is removed and replaced. The socket remains the same. This surgery is done in cases of hip fracture.

Hip Preservation Surgery/Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is performed when the hip joint damage does not require a hip replacement.

During hip arthroscopy, a camera is inserted into the hip joint through a small incision to identify the problem. Then other instruments are inserted into the hip through small incisions to correct the problem. This procedure is less invasive than total hip replacements and lead to quicker recovery.

How Are You Benefited From The Surgery?

  • Freedom from pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Improvement in the quality of life

You new hip will help you perform your daily activities and if it is taken care properly it will stay on for longer years. The doctors at Sankhya are here to repair your hips and give you a better life.


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