8 Facts about Primary Hip Replacement
- It also means resurfacing. The worn-out cartilage surface is removed and lined with smooth metal, ceramic or poly materials.
- The Main indication is severe pain due to rough Cartilage, which has not improved with medication, physiotherapy.
- The quality of life will improve so that the person undergoing surgery will be independent and pain-free.
- In Hip Replacement, the bearing surfaces are Polyethylene, Ceramic, Metal. The type of fixation can be Uncemented, Cemented, or Hybrid.
- The bearing surface, implant design, and type of fixation depend on factors like the patient's age, local condition, and bone strength.
- Common Causes for surgery are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, AVN, Fractures of the proximal femur.
- The success rate of the surgery is around 98% for a 10-15 year duration.
- It is one of the very few procedures that give dramatic results immediately after surgery.
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