Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is a procedure in which doctor’s surgically remove a painful hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint which is often made of plastic and metal components. Total Hip replacement is considered a major operation and usually the Total Hip replacement cost is high. The duration of the surgery and recovery durations are also high which make the total hip replacement surgery cost a bit high than other treatment.
The Minimally Invasive technique requires less cutting of the tissues around the hip, cuts of either 1 or 2 are made on the side of the hip. The small incisions allow for lesser blood loss, ease pain following surgery, shorten hospital stays, reduce scar appearance, and speed the time for healing.
In a Single-incision surgery the surgeon makes a single incision that usually measures from 3 to 6 inches. The length of the incision depends on the size of the patient. The incision is usually placed over the outside of the hip. The muscles and tendons are split or detached from the hip. They are routinely repaired after the surgeon places the implants. This encourages healing and helps prevent dislocation of the hip.
In a Two-incision surgery the surgeon makes two small incisions. One is a 2- to 3-inch incision over the groin for placement of the socket and the other is a 1- to 2-inch incision over the buttock for placement of the femoral stem.
After the incisions are made along the side of the hip, Surgeons move the muscles connected to the top of the thighbone to expose the hip joint. Next, the ball portion of the joint is removed by cutting the thighbone with a saw. Then an artificial joint is attached to the thighbone using either cement or a special material that allows the remaining bone to attach to the new joint.
The surgeon then prepares the surface of the hipbone -- removing any damaged cartilage -- and attaches the replacement socket part to the hipbone. The new ball part of the thighbone is then inserted into the socket part of the hip.
A drain may be put in to help drain any fluid. The doctor then reattaches the muscles and closes the incision.
The hospital stay after minimally invasive surgery is ranges from 1 to 4 days. Physical rehabilitation is a critical component of recovery.
Hip replacement surgery cost is considered to be high as the operation take longer and consider being a major operation. Here in South Korea and with us Hip replacement surgery cost do offers the best price compared to the high end Hospitals situated in the western or eastern counties, South Korea Medical Tourism has been offering the best Hip replacement surgery cost with the most developed techniques and the best surgeon of Korea.