TRUE ALIGN Technique & Concept

FAQs for Hip Joint Replacement

Does it Reduce Dependency on Walking - Aid ?

Surgery performed with True Align Technique will considerably reduce the dependency of walking aid during post-operative recovery. With a well aligned knee patients will be able to stand upright and walk normally with minimal walking aid with in 2 - 3 days of surgery.

Total Hip Replacement Surgery / Total Hip Arthroplasty (THR)

If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting.

If medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking aids such as a cane are not helpful, you may want to consider hip replacement surgery. By replacing your diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, hip replacement surgery can relieve your pain and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.

Overall - Improving your quality of life and once again getting you back on your feet.

Revision Hip Replacement (THR) surgery is required when a hip implant fails and can only be repaired by another surgery. Failure in such a case can cause from normal wear and tear or from the use of a faulty device, infection, fall / trauma etc.

Revision THR is usually complex and lengthy than the primary hip replacement surgery. It needs greater planning, more time to complete and more experience on the part of the surgeon.

The Advantages of Revision THR are:

  • Reduced hip pain.
  • Increased mobility and movement.
  • Correction of Deformity.
  • Equalization of leg/limb length (in most cases).
  • Increased leg/limb strength (in most cases).
  • Improved quality of life, ability to return to normal activities.
  • Enables you to sleep without pain.

As with any major surgery, there are potential risks involved. However,the decision to proceed with the surgery is made because the advantages of surgery outweighs the potential disadvantages. The complications associated can be medical or specific to the hip.

Best Hip Replacement Center in Ahmedabad Zydus Hospital

The hip is one of your body's largest weight-bearing joints. It consists of two main parts: a ball (femoral head) at the top of your thighbone (femur) that fits into a rounded socket (acetabulum) in your pelvis. Bands of tissue called ligaments connect the ball to the socket and provide stability to the joint.

The bone surfaces of your ball and socket have a smooth durable cover of articular cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones and enables them to move easily.

All remaining surfaces of the hip joint are covered by a thin, smooth tissue called synovial membrane. In a healthy hip, this membrane makes a small amount of fluid that lubricates and almost eliminates friction in your hip joint.

Normally, all of these parts of your hip work in harmony, allowing you to move easily and without pain.

Best Hip Replacement Center in Ahmedabad Zydus Hospital-2

The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms.

Osteoarthritis usually occurs after the age of 50 and often in an individual with a family history of arthritis. The cartilage that cushions the bones of the hip softens and wears away. The bones then rub against one another causing hip pain and stiffness.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease in which the synovial membrane becomes thickened and inflamed, producing too much synovial fluid which over-fills the joint space. This chronic inflammation can damage the cartilage and eventually cause cartilage loss, pain and stiffness.

Osteonecrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of the blood supply to the bones.

Hip Injury by Traumatic Arthritis Zydus Hospital

Traumatic Arthritis can follow a serious hip injury. A hip fracture or severe tears of the hip's ligaments may damage the articular cartilage over time, causing hip pain and limiting hip function.

The diseased cartilage and irritated nerve endings have been replaced by highly durable materials, both at the femur and at the tibia (hip cap not shown). Full, free painless range of motion has been restored.

Hip Replacement with Advanced Ceramic on Ceramic Un-cemented Implant
  • High Performance Implant apt for young & active patients
  • Can last upto / over 30 years
  • Less restrictions on activities
  • Reduced wear & tear of Implant
  • Better range of motion