Hip Surgery

Hip Replacement Surgery in Ahmedabad can be performed at any age or at any time. However, if you're having trouble getting out of a chair or bed, performing everyday duties, or walking short distances, you might be a candidate. Making the best selection requires a thorough assessment by an orthopaedic surgeon. Some studies are required, as well as a thorough medical and clinical history, in order to obtain a judgement. As a result, it is always a good idea to bring all recent radiographs and past medical records with you when you visit a Best Orthopaedic Doctor in Ahmedabad so that he can provide you correct advise.

Total hip replacements are most commonly used to relieve severe arthritic problems that cause the hip joint to wear down. Other disorders that may necessitate hip replacement surgery include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Avascular Necrosis (lack of or inadequate blood supply), traumas, and bone malignancies. Other disorders, such as hip fractures, are treated with the operation. The majority of total hip replacement patients are over 55 years old, however younger patients are occasionally treated as well. Patients who are candidates for total hip replacement surgery usually have the following characteristics:

  • Severe pain that impedes work and everyday activities
  • Pain that cannot be managed by anti-inflammatory medications, other conservative modalities canes or walkers
  • Significant stiffness of the hip

Total Hip Replacement surgery is a commonly performed surgery with good results but there are some potential risk factors. Now with advancements in technology, the complications are quite uncommon and the success rate for this procedure is high. The risks include:

  • Blood clots in the leg and pelvis
  • Infection in the hip
  • Dislocation of hip

Before surgery, you will need to have a physical exam and pre-admission testing which is mandatory for availing fitness for surgery. Talking to counselors and physiotherapists can help in pre-operative education and prepare your home for when you return after surgery. All these actions help in making post-operative recovery easier and quicker.

Typically, you will stay in the hospital three to four days after surgery, depending on how quickly you progress with physical therapy. Once you’re able to perform activities as per the set post-operative protocol and are making consistent progress, you’ll be ready to go home.

Mostly the recovery of the patient doesn’t require a long time and the patient starts performing activities with some aids like a walker, immediately the next day to surgery. But recovery also depends on age, BMI, and associated co-morbidities like diabetes which may delay the recovery a bit. The average time for full recovery is about two to three months and varies with each patient. Physical therapy begins while the patient is still in the hospital and continues either at home or in a specifically designated rehabilitation unit. Outpatient therapy is generally recommended thereafter for up to six to eight weeks from the time of surgery. By that time, most patients have been advanced from a cane and can exercise on their own.

Meet Our Doctor

dr bhavya shah
Dr. Bhavya Shah

MBBS, MS ORTHOPAEDICS,
FELLOWSHIP IN JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY,
FELLOWSHIP IN PELVI-ACETABULAR TRAUMA AND COMPLEX TRAUMA SURGERIES

Dr. Bhavya Shah is Founder of Navkar Orthopaedic Clinic one of the leading orthopaedic surgeon in Ahmedabad.