TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT
Hip replacement is a procedure in which the surgeon removes damaged or diseased parts of the patient's hip joint and replaces them with new artificial parts. The operation itself is called hip arthroplasty. It is a type of surgery done to replace or reconstruct a joint. The artificial joint itself is called a prosthesis. Hip prostheses may be made of metal, ceramic, plastic, or various combinations of these materials.
This is performed for painful conditions of the hip like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, certain fractures etc. Modern hip replacements make use of materials like titanium, ceramics, and cobalt-chrome that make them tough and durable. Age is not generally a concern when considering someone for a hip replacement as long as they have the right indication.
Hip arthroplasty has two primary purposes: pain relief and improved functioning of the hip joint.
Disorders and conditions that may lead to the need for hip replacement surgery include:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Trauma. Damage to the hip joint from a fall, automobile accident, or workplace or athletic injury may trigger the process of cartilage breakdown in the hip joint.
Avascular necrosis : Avascular necrosis, which is also called osteonecrosis, is a disorder caused by the loss of blood supply to bone tissue. Bone starved for blood supply becomes weak and eventually collapses.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
This can be answered by asking yourself the following questions.
• Do I have Daily Pain?
• Does my pain restrict my activities and enjoy life?
• Do I avoid going out due to pain?
• Do I avoid walking, exercising etc?
• Has my world become smaller because of pain?
If you answer yes for one or more of these questions it is better to consult your doctor and decide regarding having a joint replacement surgery.
Rama Krishna MALE 29 YEARS
He suffered fracture neck of femur right after he fell down and underwent cancellous screw fixation. He underwent second surgery Avascular necrosis of femoral head after 6 months.After 2 years he was still not able to walk without pain.
He consulted Dr M J Naidu and was advised total hip replacement as he was diagnosed with avascular necrosis of femoral head with osteoarthritis of hip.
Pre Operative X-RAY
Post Operative X-RAY
RAMAKRISHNA THR WALKING
Mr SUDHAKAR NAIDU BILATERAL TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT
I had pain both hips and difficulty in walking, when i met doctors in Tirupathi they diagnosed me with Bilateral Avascular Necrosis of femoral head. I underwent bilateral core decompression and bone grafting, but developed infection. I was bed ridden for 5 months. I met Dr M J Naidu and was advised bilateral total hip replacement after clearing infection. Dr M J Naidu has given me a new lease of life with replacement and was able to walk with support after 3 days of surgery. I was pain free and walking with out support in 1 month.