The hip is among the largest load-bearing joints in our body. The hip joint is formed by the fusion of the round head of the femur with the pelvis. If the hip joint is damaged and the person is in a lot of pain, hip replacement surgery is recommended after the necessary examinations.
Hip replacement is generally referred to as the surgical method applied in the treatment of hip calcification. The prosthesis improves the quality of life of the person suffering from discomfort and helps them to move more comfortably. In the same way, it eliminates the limitation of movement by eliminating pain. The hip prosthesis is made of a special material. Thanks to the developing technology, the applied prostheses do not cause any harm to the human body.
Discomfort in the hip can cause some problems in a person’s daily life. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the pain and symptoms felt. If the pain makes itself felt during activities such as going up and down stairs, walking, bending, if it continues continuously, if it does not improve with painkillers, if the stiffness in the hip prevents the leg from moving or lifting, the discomfort must be intervened.
If hip replacement surgery is decided after the symptoms, it is important to perform the necessary tests and examinations beforehand. In line with the results, general health status is evaluated with age. The severity of the pain is checked and tests such as bone scan are requested. The success rate after surgery is quite high. With the new joint obtained thanks to the prosthesis, the person will return to his daily life.
Hip replacement is also performed for fracture damage. The prosthesis should be applied to the broken hip immediately, without delay. Because there is a possibility of clot formation in the later stages and this can cause disorders such as paralysis. In addition, the patient should pay attention to some issues after the operation.
It should not be forgotten that the prosthesis has a lifespan. For this reason, risky behaviors such as falling and hitting should be avoided. Movements should be restricted a little for at least 7-8 weeks. Be careful not to lean forward too much while sitting and standing. Legs should not be crossed for a while.