Hip replacement

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Hip replacement is a surgery where the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. This joint replacement is usually done to relieve arthritis pain or fix very bad joint damage.

Types of Hip Replacement Surgeries[change | change source]

There are three types of hip replacement surgeries.

  • Total hip replacement
  • Partial hip replacement
  • Hip surfacing

Who can benefit from a hip replacement?[change | change source]

Your doctor may recommend a hip replacement if you have significant pain, swelling, and damage to your hip joint due to the following conditions:[1]

  • Osteoarthritis (most common)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)
  • Injury such as hip fracture
  • Tumor in the hip joint

Recovery Time[change | change source]

Typically, after 6 to 12 weeks, you will make a full recovery from hip replacement surgery. You will still need follow-up appointments to make sure your hip is healing.[2]

Most people can resume their daily activities after six weeks. You may be discharged from the hospital after 2 to 4 days. Here are some points that can help you speed up your recovery after surgery.

Reference[change | change source]

  1. "Hip Replacement Surgery". www.hopkinsmedicine.org. Retrieved 2021-11-26.
  2. "Hip Replacement Recovery | Avoid After Hip Replacement". Sahyadri Hospital. 2021-11-22. Retrieved 2021-11-26.