Our hip joints are the most important part of our body in retaining balance. its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures.
Hip pain can be caused by sudden and serious injury or a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis. Other indications include rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, traumatic arthritis, certain hip fractures, benign and malignant bone tumors, arthritis associated with Paget’s disease, ankylosing spondylitis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Your orthopaedic surgeon Dr DK Das provides both surgical and minimally-invasive procedures so that patients can continue living healthy and active lifestyles. He is trained and experienced in the most advanced treatments.
There are two types of hip replacement procedures:
Symptoms of Hip damage
The symptoms of degeneration of our hip are as following:
- Pain around hip joint
- Limb length discrepancy
- All hip movements painful and restricted
- Cannot sit cross legged or climb stairs due to pain
- Thigh and groin pain
- Painful limping gait
- Cannot sit on ground or use indian toilet
- If there is fever and throbbing pain then it signifies infection in hip joint
Causes of Hip damage
Degeneration of our hip can happen due to reasons such as the following:
- Past history of fracture around hip
- AVN / Avascular Necrosis of head following injury or steroid therapy
- Past history of infection in hip joint leading to destruction of joint surfaces
- Congenital abnormality of hip joint
- Rheumatoid arthritis of hip joint
- All kind of arthritis leading to destruction of joint surfaces
Total Hip Replacement (THR) Surgery
The video animation shows the cause and how THR surgery is done.
Types of Hip Replacement
Depending on the degree of your hip problems, Dr DK Das can advise you about the surgery procedure and accordingly he can plan your treatment.
Mainly there are two types of hip replacement:
Partial Hip Replacement (PHR)
The operation involves replacing the ball of the femur that has worn from arthritis, degeneration, or a serious fracture involving the ball of the hip joint.
Total Hip Replacement (THR)
This is usually done when the joint fails by osteoarthritis. Other indications include rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, traumatic arthritis, protrusio acetabuli, certain hip fractures, benign and malignant bone tumors.
THR Patient’s Testimonials
Name: Mr Khairullha
Age: 46 years
Problem: Fracture dislocation hip neglected by the patient and local doctors
Solution: Total Hip Replacement (THR)