A total hip replacement (THR) surgery is a very common joint replacement done in India whereby the diseased cartilege and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial material called implant which is mostly US FDA approved. Total hip joint replacement involves surgical removal of the diseased ball and socket and replacing them with a metal or ceramic ball and stem inserted into the femur bone and an artificial plastic cup socket. This stem is fixed into the femur bone either using bone cement or without cement. Without cement is always better than cemented surgery.
Healthcare costs in India is already very low as compared to the western countries. The cost of Unilateral Total Hip Replacement (THR) in India is approx 6000 - 7500 USD. Different Hospitals in India have different prices for Hip replacement surgery depending upon the facilities given. Dr Mukesh Jain, Dr Anubhav Jain at Vardhman Hospital and Dr Subhash Jangid at Fortis Hospital do Unilateral Total Hip Repacement Surgery at 6500 USD and Both Hip Replacement at 12000 USD. The cost is about USD 1000 lesser if Indian implants are used but is not advisable as of today.
Hospitals in North India which specialize in Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgeries (THR) include some of the most prominent hospitals like Aarvy Hospital at Gurgaon, Vardhman Hospital at Muzaffarnagar, Max Hospital at New Delhi, Jaypee Hospital at Greater Noida, Medanta Medicity at Gurgaon, Artemis Health Institute at Gurgaon, Fortis Hospital at Gurgaon and BLK Hospital at Delhi. Today Gurgaon is the preferred destination by patients coming to India due its close proximity to the New Delhi International Airport and also because of the availability of some of the finest Hip Replacement Surgeons.
The decision to have hip replacement surgery should be a cooperative one made by you, your family, your primary care doctor, and your orthopaedic surgeon. The process of making this decision typically begins with a referral by your doctor to an orthopaedic surgeon for an initial evaluation. For Total Hip Replacement Surgery the Best Specialists include Dr Mukesh Jain and Dr Anubhav Jain at Vardhman Hospital Muzaffarnagar, Dr IPS Oberoi at Artemis Hospital Gurgaon, Dr Rajiv Verma at Manipal Hospital Delhi, Dr Subhash Jangid at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon and Dr Manoj Miglani at Fortis Hospital Delhi.
Patients with damaged hip joint either due to Trauma, wear-and-tear arthritis, Osteoarthritis or any other cause should consider hip replacement to get rid of the pain and diminishing daily function in order to maintain the quality of life. Osteoarthritis damages the slick cartilage that covers the ends of bones and helps the joints in smooth movement. Patient is generally made to walk next day after the hip replacement surgery in India. The patient stays in the hospital for about 5 days during which physiotherapy is given several times during the day so that the recovery is fast.
After the surgery which generally lasts for two hours, both lower limbs will be observed for adequate sensation and circulation. Besides starting Pain Killers and Antibiotics, compression stockings are applied to prevent blood clotting in the lower limbs. Physical Therapy will begin in 48 hrs. The therapist will help the patient in walking and reinstating the movement of the leg. Patients will start walking using a walker and crutches from the second day of hip replacement surgery. Patients are given home exercise programs to strengthen the muscles around the buttocks and thighs.
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