Steps Involved in Hip Replacement Procedure
Depending upon the size of the incision, the total hip replacement surgery procedure is performed traditionally or by minimally invasive technique. But the steps involved in the traditional surgery mainly includes
One form of replacement is muscle-sparing, mini, modified anterior hip replacement surgery where the surgery is done in front of the hip.
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After the Surgery
You are likely to stay in the hospital for about four to six days. Special care is taken by placing a wedge-shaped cushion between your legs in order to keep the new hip joint in place and to lessen the thigh pain after the hip replacement surgery.
Physical therapy is started the next day after the surgery and in the rest of the days, you are asked to walk using the walker or a crane in the hospital. You should continue the physical therapy for weeks to months as suggested by your surgeon. After the surgery, there are some chances of blood clots which can be avoided by early mobilization and blood thinning medication.
Home Remedies and Follow-ups After the Surgery
Risks and ComplicationsThere are certain risks and complications involved in the hip replacement surgery, it mainly includes:
Hip Replacement Surgery CostWith the variation in the type of procedure the hip replacement surgery cost about 3 lakh rupees. Also, the cost varies depending upon the surgeon and the type and the quality of the implant. With the hospital facilities and other post-surgery and pre-surgery treatment, the surgery can cost a little less or little more.
Almost the patients start walking on the same day or the next day after the surgery. You should get in a healthy exercise routine for a quick hip replacement surgery recovery. Once you are comfortable with light activities you should start including heavy exercises in your recovery program. Have a proper diet and a positive attitude towards the surgery to recover fast. Don’t start everything at a glance, slowly increase your motion towards your daily routine and experience a healthy life.