Conventional Total Hip Replacement (Hip Arthroplasty) is a long-established procedure for the treatment of Hip Arthritis. The purpose of total hip replacement is to remove the two damaged and worn parts of the hip joint- the hip socket (acetabulum) and the ball (femoral head) – and replace them with smooth, artificial implants called prostheses, which help make the hip strong, stable, and flexible again.
A Total Hip replacement generally takes one to two hours in surgery. It may be performed under a general or spinal anesthesia. During the procedure the surgeon will remove the damaged or diseased portion of the hipbone replacing it with an artificial hip joint. You will return from surgery with a large dressing on the hip area. You may be required to wear ‘anti-embolism’ stockings to reduce the risk of developing blood clots. A small drainage tube will be placed during surgery to help drain excess fluids from the joint area. Rehabilitation and physical therapy are started immediately following surgery. Physical therapy will continue throughout hospitalization and at home for one year after surgery.
A Total Hip Replacement surgery cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, cost of drugs and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.