What is the hip replacement surgery?

Written by: Dr. Carlos Ferrer Lariño
Published: | Updated: 14/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The hip replacement surgery is basically to replace the joint with an implant designed to eliminate the patient's pain parameter. Also the implant also serves to provide joint mobility as close to normal.


Intervention characteristics

This surgery has an average aggression thanks to high strength materials and sophisticated constituted by metal alloys, ceramic and polyethylene.

All are intertwined, designed to minimize friction pairs and provide maximum resistance to mechanical stress, respecting the bone stock. When a correct assessment of contraindications is made, the risk is reduced in the patient.

The instrumentation used is designed to respect went really periarticular structures, providing technical and getting faster and more comfortable recovery.


What kind of anesthesia is used?

The anesthesia used for hip replacement surgery may be both general and epidural, the indication of one kind or another criterion is the anesthesiologist. The epidural anesthesia allows a catheter implanted for 24-48 hours providing analgesia to zero pain in full vigil.


Causes that the patient will see

The first cause of action of this surgery is the pain constant presence. As a wholly subjective element, the criterion of the patient sets the standard.

The second cause of action is the limited mobility. The third and last joint deterioration. The three are closely related and are advised not to bring damage to its logical conclusion for the sake of the future of implant.


Postoperative measures

The patient should be a comfortable life and a very stimulating progression from day one. With proper, a technique performed normally and a suitable implant indication the patient leaves the bed within 24-48 hours with oral analgesia.

During his first steps in the initial 48-72 hours after leaving the bed, patients should be helped. Thereafter, they are hosting a range on crutches and in the fourth or fifth day you leave the hospital.

They must maintain two crutches for two months and a crutch for a month. In case of a cemented prosthesis, crutches time is reduced. In patients disciplined, self-sufficient rehabilitation specialist following the instructions in Traumatology .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos Ferrer Lariño
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Ferrer Lariño has over 30 years experience in traumatology, he has conducted several multidisciplinary studies and multiple courses of different disciplines related to traumatology. In his years practicing as a surgeon and doctor, he has performed 7118 interventions most of which have been hip. He is a member of several associations and Spanish medical societies, and is an expert in more than 10 disciplines, including biological treatments are.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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