A total hip replacement (THR) surgery is a very common joint replacement surgery done in India whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials caled implant which is geerally US FDA approved. Total hip joint replacement involves surgical removal of the diseased ball and socket and replacing them with a metal ball and stem inserted into the femur bone and an artificial plastic cup socket.
Healthcare in India is already very low as compare to western counteries. 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 Debashish at C K Birla Hospital and Dr Subhash Jangid at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon, India does Unilateral Total Hip Repacement Surgery at 6500 USD and Both Hip Replacement at 12000 USD.
Hospitals in North India which specialize in Total Hip Joint Replacement Surgeries (THR) include some of the most prominent hospitals like Sethi Hospital at Gurgaon, Max Hospital in New Delhi, Jaypee Hospital in 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 IPS Oberoi at Artemis Hospital Gurgaon, Dr Debashsihs at C K Birla 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 joints move smoothly. Patient is generally made to walk next day after the hip replacement surgery in India.
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 buttock and thigh.
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