Total hip replacement or arthroplasty (THR/THA) is one of the most cost-effective and consistently successful surgeries performed in orthopedics.
THR provides reliable outcomes for patients suffering from end-stage degenerative hip osteoarthritis (OA), specifically pain relief, functional restoration, and overall improved quality of life. Once considered a procedure limited to the elderly, low-demand patients, THR is becoming an increasingly popular procedure performed in younger patient populations.
During a hip replacement, the head of the femur is replaced with a prosthetic head (ball) on a shaft, and the joint surface of the acetabulum (cup) is lined with a bowl-shaped synthetic joint surface.
WHO REQUIRES THR
RECOVERY IN POST OPERATIVE PERIOD
Complications following THR are generally uncommon. Nevertheless, the possible complications are:
With proper care, your outlook after undergoing the surgery is excellent and encouraging.
CHIEF CONSULTANT – ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON
MBBS, DIPLOMATE IN ORTHOPEDICS, MS (ORTHOPEDICS), Mch (ORTHO)