Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Even today the prospect of surgery evokes fear and apprehension amongst the patients and his family members because this model of treatment is considered invasive and one which entails substantial risk of severe side-effects like profuse loss of blood, post surgery pain, enduring scars, slow healing process and numerous complexities if the operation is not successful. In order to redress these complications and deficiencies of this treatment methodology minimally invasive hip replacement surgery has emerged in order to resolve the hip related complications as seamlessly as possible.

Normally hip problems stem from divergent reasons including fractures, bone degeneration due to arthritis or inadequate blood flow to the bones of the pelvic and femur regions. These factors can lead to chronic pain and swelling in the hip muscles and tissues, constricting the motion of the vital parts in the hip region. Once you encounter severe pain and acute symptoms in the hip region it is advisable to consult a proficient and veteran orthopedic physician for seeking redressal of the problems. One of the first steps he will suggest is to go through a series of medical investigations in order to probe and diagnose the nature of problem before recommending clinical corrections for the same. The age and other health problems of the patients are also taken in to consideration before delineating a treatment plan for them. People afflicted with Parkinson’s disease, kidney, heart or other organic disorders are dealt very cautiously by the physicians. Before suggesting minimally invasive hip replacement surgery, the physicians try and test with few non-surgical treatment methods in order to alleviate pain and swelling. Regular exercise under the guidance of a physiotherapist and the primary doctor, walking and consuming nutritional additives can prove extremely effective in complementing the effectivity and offsetting the side-effects of the strong pain killer medications which runs parallel for yielding better results.

Primarily the hip replacement surgery is about disposing the diseased parts especially belonging to the femur and pelvic region and supplanting them with prosthetic parts for enabling better muscle coordination, movement fluidity and less pain in the hip bone joints. These replaceable parts may be cemented, uncemented or a combination of these two ingredients as is clinically applicable to the patients. Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery implies marginal incision through which the impaired muscles, bones and cartilages’ are eliminated and the substitute femur ball and pelvic sockets inserted are inserted and fixed without disturbing the healthy parts in the region. If successful this surgical process minimizes the risk of complications to a great extent and expedites the process of recovery by charting out a comprehensive post operative rehabilitation plan which encourages home based medical surveillance by the professional medical care givers. In this phase the patient needs round the clock attention and proper administering of medication, nutrition and exercise for a speedy restoration of health.

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