Hip Replacement Surgery
A hip replacement surgery is a corrective procedure which involves surgical removal of damaged or infected hip bone with an artificial joint made of metal and plastic components. It is usually done when all other medications and non-surgical treatment options fail to provide pain relief. Spinal anaesthesia is given to prevent pain as an alternative which relaxes the muscles.
There are three main types of hip replacement surgeries:
Primary: A Primary Hip Replacement procedure involves total or partial replacement of the hip joint and the term primary describes the initial surgical part of the treatment.
Complex: A Complex Hip Replacement is done in patients who have compromised bony or soft-tissue states.
Revision: A Revision Hip Replacement is a procedure that is usually done as a correction for a problem with a primary hip replacement surgery. Cases of revision hip replacements are very rare, and the only time revision surgeries are done is, when there is a relapse of an underlying problem like bone infections, or due to trauma.