won’t necessarily need a hip replacement if you have arthritis of
the hip, but it may be worth considering if your hip is severely
damaged and the pain, disability or stiffness are having serious
effects on your daily activities.
You won’t necessarily need a hip replacement if you have arthritis of the hip, but it may be worth considering if your hip is severely damaged and the pain, disability or stiffness are having serious effects on your daily activities.
Hipreplacement surgery is for people with severe hip damage. When you
have a hip replacement, the hip surgeon removes damaged cartilage and
bone from your hip joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts.
This can relieve pain, reduce hip stiffness and help your hip joint
work well, and improve your walking and other movements.
Hip replacement is a procedure performed in order to treat:
• osteoarthritis of the hip joint (bone on bone)
• severe pain in hip joint
• loss of motion in hip joint
• deformity of the hip joint
• hip injuries
• rheumatoid arthritis
• bone tumor
• bone loss due to insufficient blood supply
Traditional Hip Replacements
In the traditional metal and plastic hip replacements, the plastic wears out slowly over time. As the plastic wears out, small particles of plastic debris are generated. This plastic debris triggers a response by your body which can lead to loosening of implants over time.
Ceramic Hip Replacement
Ceramichip replacement is among the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures, and the results are excellent. Over 90% of patients have excellent pain relief and improved ability to perform routine daily activities.
Ceramic hip replacements have been developed in an effort to decrease the wearing out of hip implants. These implants are very hard, and very smooth. These characteristics could help to decrease the amount of wear within the implants.
Ceramic hip replacements are an attractive new development in orthopedic surgery.
Benefits Of Ceramic Hip Replacement
Ceramic hip replacements are an improvement on traditional hip replacements for a number of reasons. Some of the benefits to a ceramic hip replacement solution include:
- Better wear characteristics than traditional hip replacements
- Pain relief from achy, arthritic joints: ceramic hip replacements accomplish the same goals of hip replacement, but with longer-lasting results
- Lowered chance of breaking because of the material: ceramic is more durable than the plastics used for other hip replacements.
Advantages And Disadvantages
- Freedom from pain
- Improved mobility
- Improved quality of life
- Some limitations in movement
KamalnayanBajaj Hospital is distinguished by the services of one of India's leading orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Santpure Shivkumar. He is a Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon having worked in some of the best centers in USA and India and performs ceramic hip replacements on a regular basis with great results for his patients.