Hip Replacement also called as Hip Arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove painful hip joint with arthritis and replaced it with artificial parts. It is done as a partial or a total hip replacement surgery. Total Hip Replacement involves surgical removal of the diseased ball and socket and replacing them with a metal ball and stem inserted into the femur bone and an artificial plastic cup socket.
Hip Replacement Causes
Total hip replacement is done when severe arthritis worsens in the hip joint. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions that results in the need for hip replacement surgery. This type of arthritis majorly seen with aging, physical abnormality of the hip joint present from birth, or some prior injury to the hip joint.
Some other conditions for hip replacement are.
- Avascular necrosis results from an inadequate supply of blood to the bone end inside the joint.
- Others: – Benign and malignant bone tumors can alter the shape and congruency of the joint and also disrupt blood supply of the joints, affecting articular cartilage.
- Post-traumatic arthritis, a type of arthritis that can arise following an injury to the joint cartilage or through damage to the ligaments leading to an unstable hip.
- Rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the joints, can cause deterioration of cartilage and other parts of the joint and also result in the need for hip replacement.
Cost of Knee Replacement
The cost of Knee Replacement varies from $5,000 to $20,000 depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.
Functioning Of Hip Joint:
The Hip is a ball and socket Joint comprised of the following structures:
- Head of the Femur
- Acetabulum of the Pelvis
- Ligaments of the Hip Joint
The head of the femur or ball of the Hip Joint articulates or moves within the cup-like socket called the acetabulum of the pelvic bone. Together, these structures also called as a ball and socket joint. A particular surface cover the femoral head and acetabulum called articular cartilage. It allows smooth and painless motion of the hip joint.
- Hip / Groin pain that keeps you awake, or awakens you at night.
- Tried other treatments for a reasonable period, but still having persistent hip pain.
- Hip pain that limits activities that give you pleasure such as walking for exercise, traveling, shopping, etc.
- Hip pain that limits necessary day-to-day operations as getting up from a chair climbing stairs, etc.
Benefits Of Hip Replacement Surgery:
The most apparent benefit of hip replacement is significant pain relief. Almost all patients have complete or nearly complete relief of pain. As the pain lessens, the function also improves.