Hip Replacement Surgery: What Is It, Procedure & Recovery

Hip Replacement Surgery is one of the most common joint replacement surgeries that people undergo all over the world. Your doctor may recommend hip replacement surgery if you’re experiencing a lot of pain in your hip.

1. What is Hip Replacement Surgery?
2. The procedure of Hip Replacement Surgery
3. Recovery from Hip Replacement Surgery

What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery removes a damaged ball-and-socket hip joint and replaces it with an artificial hip joint. This artificial hip joint is mostly made up of metal or durable synthetic materials.

This surgery is normally performed on adults when other therapies such as using a cane or walker, losing weight, taking medications, or going to physical therapy, have failed. The following factors may necessitate a hip replacement:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Hip fracture
  • Hip dislocation
  • Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome
  • Developmental hip dysplasia
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Neoplasms
  • Childhood hip disorders
  • An unhealed injury

Also Read: https://healinghospital.co.in/total-knee-replacement-recovery-surgery-risks-exercises-by-orthopedic-doctors-healing-hospital/

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The procedure of Hip Replacement Surgery

The hip replacement surgery takes a few hours to be performed successfully. Your Hip Replacement Surgeon in Chandigarh will do the following to conduct a hip replacement:

  • Make an incision through the layers of tissue on the front or side of your hip.
  • Remove diseased and damaged bone and cartilage while preserving the healthy bone.
  • Replace the injured socket with a prosthetic socket that is implanted into your pelvic bone.
  • Link the prosthetic ball to a stem that fits into the thighbone and replace the round ball on the top of your femur. 

After the surgery, you’ll be taken to a recovery area for a few hours. Your blood pressure, pulse, alertness, pain, and medication needs will all be monitored by medical personnel in the recovery area.

Many people are able to return home the same day. However, the length of your stay after surgery will be determined by your specific requirements and health. To help keep fluid out of your lungs, you’ll be urged to take deep breaths, cough, or blow into a device in the recovery area.

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Recovery from Hip Replacement Surgery

You’ll have a follow-up consultation with your surgeon 6 to 12 weeks after surgery to ensure your hip is healing properly. Most people resume at least some of their typical activities by this period if their recovery is going well. Further recovery often occurs between 6 to 12 months.

If you’re considering hip replacement surgery, it’s critical to understand beforehand how to manage the recovery period in the best possible manner. Try to take care of the following:

  • Arrange for certain meals to be prepared by a friend, relative or caregiver.
  • Keep required things at waist level.
  • If you have an Indian toilet, consider making some changes to your home, such as purchasing a Western toilet seat.
  • Place items you’ll need during the recovery period, such as your phone, TV remote, medicine, books, and snacks in an accessible location where you’ll be spending the majority of your recovery time.

What is the Difference between a Shoulder Dislocation and a Shoulder Separation?

Shoulder dislocations and shoulder separations are often used interchangeably, but these are two independent and distinct injuries. In one, the bone pops out of its socket in the shoulder, while in the other, the ligaments connecting the shoulder components tear.

In this article, we will discuss the essential distinctions between shoulder dislocation and separation, as well as how to manage and avoid both these disorders.


1. Shoulder Dislocation
2. Shoulder Separation
3. Recovery from Shoulder Dislocation and Shoulder Replacement
4. Preventing Shoulder Dislocation and Shoulder Separation

1. Shoulder Dislocation

In this injury, the top of the arm bone pops out of the shoulder socket as the result of falling or hitting. Unlike many other joints in your body, the shoulder is extremely movable. This is why the shoulder joint is also more prone to sliding out of place.

In such a case, the tissue and nerves around the shoulder joint are injured severely which can render them unstable and weak.

Symptoms of shoulder dislocation are as follows:

  • Excruciating pain in the shoulder and upper arm, making it impossible to move the arm.
  • Deformation of the shoulder that may look like a bump in the front or back of your shoulder.

Treatment for shoulder dislocation

The arm bone will need to be moved back into the shoulder socket by the doctor. Some of the discomforts will subside after the arm bone is replaced in its socket.

Conservative therapy can be used to relieve discomfort and swelling after the shoulder bone has been relocated. After this, you can ice your shoulder, use a shoulder immobiliser/sling, take painkillers and practice mild stretching. In rare cases, you may need surgery.

2. Shoulder Separation

Despite its name, this injury does not impact the shoulder joint directly. In this case, a fall or blow tears one of the ligaments that link the collarbone to the shoulder blade. Here the collarbone may slide out of position and press against the flesh around the top of your shoulder.

Symptoms of shoulder separation are as follows:

  • Excruciating pain
  • Shoulder and collarbone sensitivity
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Shoulder deformity

Treatment for shoulder separation

The same treatment as shoulder dislocation can be used in the case of shoulder separation. Surgery to repair a torn ligament in a badly separated shoulder is usually required. After that, you’ll most likely need to wear a sling for around six weeks.

Also Read: https://healinghospital.co.in/10-myths-and-facts-about-knee-replacement-surgery/

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3. Recovery from Shoulder Dislocation and Shoulder Replacement

The severity of the shoulder injury determines the time for recovery. Separated shoulders might take up to 6 weeks to recover. Whereas, shoulders that have been dislocated may take longer to heal, ranging from 3 to 12 weeks. However, everyone recovers at their own pace.

Return to your activities slowly.  Don’t try to resume your former levels of physical activity until you’ve a range of motion in your damaged shoulder and it feels strong enough to do your desired activity. You risk causing a permanent injury to your shoulder if you use it before it has fully healed.

4. Preventing Shoulder Dislocation and Shoulder Separation

Following are some of the things you can do to prevent a shoulder dislocation or shoulder separation:

  1. Stop if you are experiencing shoulder pain while doing any activity.
  2. Use protective padding to protect your shoulder from a fall or blow.
  3. Ice your shoulder if you have had shoulder separation in your past.
  4. Stretch your shoulders routinely.
  5. Exercise only as much as you can and do not over exert your body.

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Post-op instructions for Knee Resurfacing Treatment:

Hello and Congratulations for a successful surgery .This is for all the patients who have just undergone the knee resurfacing procedure. This is to educate you about certain possible conditions that might happen but won’t necessarily happen so that you and your relatives do not panic or lose their confidence in your surgery. Losing self confidence or losing confidence in your surgery will only delay your recovery. 

Unlike traditional knee surgery, in knee resurfacing we try to make you mobile & independent as fast as possible. We want you to stand and walk after just 3 hours:

  1. We want you to leave your walking aids like walker or stick faster
  2. We want you to start climbing stairs faster 
  3. We want you to be back to your active life faster.

To achieve this, our physiotherapy team will work with you daily, to train your muscles, to train your mind, to gain confidence on your new knees.

It’s like a child learning to walk. It’s a gradual process and our physiotherapy team will encourage you to push your limits so that you learn to walk again on your new knees.

Remember, for the past many months because of your knee arthritis, you had not done knee exercise, you had not gone for walks, you had not climbed up stairs, just out of the fear of knee pain and for the past few months because of disuse- your muscles & bones of thighs, legs and back have gone weak and thin.

After knee resurfacing, you will be using these same weak and thin muscles and ligaments and pushing them to their limits so that you can achieve better results and that too faster. Nobody wants to take a full year to recover, we want faster recovery. And this takes effort and will power.

Most of our patients recover at a very fast pace. But certain patients can experience a few small hiccups on their road to recovery depending upon their age, weight, other diseases they might be having like diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions etc. These hiccups should not deter you in your path to recovery.

  1. Swelling around foot & ankle. 

This is completely normal and should not be a reason to panic. Because of the surgery and bed rest, fluid tends to accumulate around the ankle and feet due to gravity. Talk to your surgeon and try these simple remedies:

  • Use compression stockings
  • Elevate your legs over a pillow
  • Do ankle pump & calf exercises

Usually this swelling slowly starts to subside after a few days. Continue your medications & exercises.

  1. Cramps in your  thighs & calf

In certain patients because of the effect of exercises our physiotherapy team does, the weak  and discussed muscles of your thigh & calf may appear swollen and develop cramps. These muscles will eventually get trained and become stronger. This usually occurs in patients who have had a long history of knee arthritis due to which they have never done any form of knee exercises. There is no need to panic if you develop  these cramps. It is a passing phase and with continued exercises and physio these cramps disappear in & few days. 

Easy remedies are:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Have a balanced diet with salads & fruits
  • Continue exercises
  • Use ice packs 
  • Gentle massage over the affected areas.
  1. Blood spots on your knee dressing

The sole purpose of a knee dressing is to absorb any fluid or blood which leaks through the wound so ,do not be alarmed by it. Usually it is advised to get the dressing changed every 3rd day but in case there is a blood spot, simply get it changed from our hospital and apply compression bandage over it . These blood spots usually stop appearing after a few days. Simple remedies are:

  • apply compression crepe bandage over the dressing
  • get dressing changed
  • Reduce the frequency of physiotherapy exercises  for 1 or 2 days.
  1. loss of appetite

In order to reduce chances of infection and to reduce the swelling, you would be prescribed an antibiotic and an anti inflammatory medicine. These medicines can disturb the normal digestive process and cause loss of appetite. It is essential that you do not skip your medications but simple things that can help you improve the digestion are:

  • Eat soft diet
  • move around more often 
  • high fibre diet
  • be more active
  • Stay hydrated 
  1. Feeling of warmth around your knees or bruises around your knees. 

This is usually because of increased blood supply around your knees immediately after your surgery and is completely normal. Simple remedies are: 

  • apply ice packs 
  • do knee movement exercises

These are just a few possible conditions that certain patients might encounter.  If there are any other conditions or situations that you might be experiencing, contact me or my team and we will do our best to answer your queries and try to resolve them and educate you about them as well.

Please go through the instructions which are being handed over to you with your discharge summaries and ask our team to explain to you in detail about each point.

Thank you & we wish you a speedy recovery.

Your Surgeon,

Dr. Tarandeep Singh Gill

(Sr. Consultant –Orthopaedician & Joint Replacement Surgeon)