The normal hip is a ball and socket joint, which is the most stable joint in the body. Fractures, arthritis and decreased blood supply to ball of hip joint are the common causes of pain. The aim of treatment is to reduce pain and functional disability.
THR is advised for those who do not respond to medication, physiotherapy.
In THR the damaged cartilage and bone are replaced with highly polished and durable material. After THR the patient is pain free, with good movements of hip joint.
Causes and Symptoms that may lead to Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is typically used for people who experience hip joint damage due to arthritis, injuries, fracture hip, bone tumor, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteonecrosis. Further, the hip will have symptoms like persistent pain despite relief medication, pain while walking even with a cane or walker, poor sleep due to pain, difficulty going up or down stairs, trouble rising from a seated position, inability to participate in basic activities because of pain.
Know more about Hip Replacement Surgery
Total hip replacement surgery is a procedure that involves surgical removal of a painful and damaged hip joint and replacing it with an artificial joint called prosthesis. It is often made from metal and plastic components which are designed to be accepted by your body. Also these prostheses are made to resist corrosion, degradation and wear.
Hip replacement operation in India is usually performed when all conservative treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. This procedure helps in relieving a painful hip joint thus making walking easier.