Hip arthroplasty surgery also called total hip arthroplasty, involves removing a diseased hip joint and replacing it with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.
The normal hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The socket is a ‘cup-shaped’ bone of the pelvis called the acetabulum. The ball is the head of the thigh bone (femur).
Total hip joint replacement involves surgical removal of the diseased ball and socket and replacing them with a metal ball and stem. This is inserted into the femur bone with an artificial plastic cup socket. The metallic artificial ball and stem are referred to as the ‘prosthesis.’
Upon inserting the prosthesis into the central core of the femur, it is fixed with a bony cement called methylmethacrylate. In some cases, a ‘cementless’ prosthesis is used which has microscopic pores that allow bony ingrowth from the normal femur into the prosthesis stem. This ‘cementless’ hip is believed to have a longer duration and is considered ideal for younger patients.
Treatment Package Includes:
– Attending Surgeon’s fee.
– Anesthetist’s fee.
– Surgery team fee.
– Pre and post-procedure medical tests.
– Operation suite fee.
– All consultations.
– Post-operative surgeon’s visit at the hospital room.
– Post-operative private room (Air Conditioned) hospital stays for 07 nights with one attendant/companion.
– Medications, nursing, meals, and laundry during the hospital stay.
– Procedure material/consumables and drug costs during the hospital stay.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.