Hip Replacement Surgery
Are you suffering from a painful joint condition as a result of arthritis of the knee to a fracture of the hip?
Yanhee International Hospital delivers exceptional orthopedic solutions to get rid of pain and reestablish ease of movement.
The treatments we offer vary from non-surgical to complex reconstructive surgeries using advanced techniques.
The ultimate measure of our success is our patient’s ability to return to activities that they love and their enduring joint health, possibly thirty years after getting a replacement knee or hip.
Who needs hip replacement surgery?
Individuals with hip joint problems that create pain and interferes with normal movements in spite of treatment are possible candidates for hip replacement surgery.
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of this kind of problem. But other conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, and injury, fracture, and bone tumors can lead to the breakdown of the hip joint and the necessity of hip replacement surgery.
At one time, physicians limited hip replacement surgery mainly for people over 60 years of age as they were thinking that older people are generally less active and would put less stress on the artificial hip than do younger people.
Today, however, physicians have found that hip replacement surgery can be very successful in younger people also. Fresh technology has made better the artificial parts, enabling them to endure more stress and strain and lasts longer.
At present, an individual’s general health and activity level are more valuable than age in predicting hip replacement’s success.
For instance, individuals who have chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, or conditions that lead to extreme muscle weakness, will be more prone to injury or dislocate an artificial hip compared to individuals without chronic conditions.
Individuals who are at high risk for infections or in poor health are more unlikely to recover successfully.
These patients may not be good candidates for hip replacement surgery.
Recently available test results equally show that individuals who choose to have the surgery before joint deterioration takes place to tend to recover more quickly and have better results.
How Your New Hip Is Different
You will feel a certain amount of numbness in the skin around the incision. You will also feel some stiffness, specially with excessive bending. These issues usually disappear with time and almost all patients find these are small in contrast to the pain and restricted functionality they experience before the surgery.
Your new hip can potentially activate metal detectors necessary for security in airports and some buildings. Inform the security agent about your hip replacement if the alarm is triggered. You can request for a card confirming you have an artificial hip from your surgeon.
Safeguarding Your New Hip
There are several things to do to safeguard your hip replacement and prolong the life of your hip implant.
- Become involve in a regular light exercise program to promote adequate strength and mobility of your new hip.
- Have in place specific precaution measures to prevent falls and injuries. If a bone is broken in your leg, you may need more surgery.
- See your surgeon regularly for follow-up exams and x-rays even if replacement appears to be doing fine.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.