Getting a Hip Replacement or a Hip Resurfacing Surgery has become a very expensive affair in USA or UK. For example, a Hip Replacement/ Resurfacing Surgery in USA would cost you 33,000 to 57,000 US Dollars whereas the same surgery would cost you just one fifth or one sixth of that cost in India. Many patients suffering from severe Hip Pain are postponing there surgery due to high cost of surgery. Most of these people are either uninsured or underinsured. They lead a very painful life till they are able to arrange money for an expensive surgery.
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In some other countries there is a long waiting list or lack of technology and expertise. The hospitals in India provide just the right solution for all these problems. You can get a Hip Replacement/ Resurfacing surgery in India at very low cost by expert and vast experienced doctors and at a world class hospital.
Total hip replacement (THR) is most suited and one of the most common surgical procedures for people with very late stage degenerative hip disease. Some of the important benefits of a THR are, marked reduction in pain and improvement in sleep, most people regain range of motion, physical ability, and quality of life.
A Total Hip Replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials. It involves surgical removal of the diseased ball (the head of the thigh bone) and socket (acetabulum of the pelvis) and replacing them with a metal ball and stem inserted into the femur (thigh) bone and an artificial plastic cup socket.
The metallic artificial ball and stem are referred to as the ‘implant’ or the ‘prosthesis’. Upon inserting the prosthesis into the central core of the femur,it is fixed with a bony cement.
Each Prosthesis is Made Up of Two Parts :
The femoral component is made of a metal stem with a metal ball on the end. Some prosthesis have a ceramic ball attached to the metal stem. The acetabular component is a metal shell with a plastic inner socket liner that acts like a bearing. The type of plastic used is highly cross linked ultra high molecule weight Polyethylene which is wear resistant.
A cemented prosthesis is held in place by Poly Metha Acrylate (PMMA) cement that attaches the metal to the bone. An uncemented prosthesis has a fine mesh of holes on the surface area that touches the bone. The mesh allows the bone to grow into the mesh and “become part of” the bone.
It is a set of methods, that use computer technology for pre-surgical planning, and for guiding or performing surgical interventions. The computer guides the surgeon in precisely planning the exact amount and angle of bone to be removed during surgery.
When you’re undergoing joint replacement, whether it’s for a hip or a knee, physical therapy plays a critical role in every stage of the process. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation services help the patient to return back to normal activity quickly after the surgery.
Before you leave the hospital, your physiotherapist will show you a variety of exercises designed to help you regain mobility and strength in your joint. You should be able to perform these exercises at home. You will be shown how to safely climb and descend stairs and how to get into and out of a seated position once you return home. It is a good idea to enlist the help of friends or family once you do return home.
“I just wanted to let you know how things are going with my new hip. I’ve been discharged from PT and have started seeing a personal trainer. Both my PT and trainer are amazed at what I am able to do after my hip replacement in India. I also am thrilled.
I am stronger than I was before and twice as determined to keep things going the right direction! I’m biking,swimming, using the elliptical machine, and about 2 times a week doing a short run on the treadmill.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR GIVING ME MY LIFE BACK
Anna From USA – Hip Replacement SurgeryRefer a Patient
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