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Common Myths About Hip Replacement Surgery

 

Hip replacement which is also known as hip arthroplasty is a type of surgery that substitutes the hip’s diseased or eroded portions with artificial parts. The surgeon removes portions of the hip joint in order to place prosthesis or an artificial device. As a result of this surgery, the hip function is improved, pain is removed and mobility is enhanced.

Today, advances in surgical techniques have brought a sea change to surgery for a hip replacement which has enabled more people to seek this treatment. But many still have concerns about this surgery and want to consult best hip replacement surgeons in India. 

 

Doctors debunk the following myths about Hip replacement surgery:

Hip arthritis is an inevitable part of aging and one has to deal with the condition 
Hip arthritis affects millions of people every year. But fear prompts some patients to suffer in silence. They survive on cortisone injections and pain killers. But hip replacement surgery is an ideal way to treat this condition.

A hip replacement will feel ‘artificial’
In the last few decades, there has been much change in technology used for hip replacement. The design of prosthesis and the techniques of surgery have advanced so much that one does not feel that one has had surgery after one year.

Delay the time of surgery as much as possible
Many patients fear that after surgery, they cannot resume normal physical activity, so they delay surgery and suffer from pain and immobility. But the fact is that surgery does not impact the quality of life of a person and more and more young persons are seeking the procedure.

Hip replacement surgery is only for the old
Two decades back, the hip replacement did not last for more than 20 years. Hence surgeons would not conduct this procedure on persons below fifty. But with progress in technology, the impact of the surgery is found to last more than 20 years. Hip replacement is thus a powerful procedure to help young persons who want to stop suffering and enjoy a normal life.

All surgeries for replacement of hips are similar and use the same type of prosthetics
The type of prosthetics and the surgical techniques depends on the advice of your surgeon based on the extent of hip damage and your overall status of health. Some are advised open procedure while others, minimally invasive techniques. You can consult the best doctor for hip replacement surgery in India.

The more severe your hip arthritis, the less effective will be hip replacement
Any patient who suffers from the damage of hip joint causing pain and immobility can benefit from surgery for hip replacement. Damage to hip is mostly from osteoarthritis and also from tumors and broken bones. If his damage is severe, you are eligible for surgery provided your health is not too poor.

You may be immobile for weeks after surgery
With new techniques of surgery and prosthetics, patients are able to walk the same day or after one day from the surgery. This depends on the type of surgery and the health of the patient. A physical therapist can help you be mobile and driving within 6 weeks of the surgery. But full recovery may take about 3 to 6 months.

 

Before undergoing surgery, you may hear and read a lot of things which may sound scientific and accurate, but you should always verify before believing in these myths. Hip replacement surgery not only saves you from the unbearable pain of arthritis and osteoarthritis but also helps you to stand up again and leave that wheelchair and stick of yours for good. 

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 06-Oct-2016

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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