It doesn’t matter whether you are just starting to explore the various treatment options available to restore your hip, or you have already made the decision to go through with the procedure – you need to be informed of what to expect during your surgery and moving forward. Your hip is a vital component of your anatomy, and without it functioning properly, you won’t be able to move and do all of the things that you love. If you are experiencing hip pain or suffering from an injury, take care of the largest joint in your body with a surgery booked through I Need A Surgery at an Ambulatory Surgery Center near you.
For those whose hips were damaged from a fracture, arthritis or other condition, being able to get into and out of a chair and walk can often prove difficult and extremely painful. The hip can be stiff, making it difficult to perform tasks as simple as putting on your socks and shoes in the morning. Resting often proves futile with little to no improvement to the pain. If medications, walking supports, and modifications to your routine aren’t working to help alleviate your symptoms, hip replacement surgery might be the answer.
The femoral head that has been damaged will be removed and a metal stem will take its place in the femur. Either a ceramic or metal ball will be placed on top of that stem to replace the femoral head. The socket’s damaged cartilage surface will also be removed and replaced using a metal socket. Cement or screws are used to maintain the socket’s position. A spacer is put between the ball and socket to provide you with a smooth surface for ease of movement.
Expect to spend a few days in the hospital after the surgery. A positioning splint is often used to ensure your joint stays in place during the healing process. Some pain is normal after surgery, but medication is often given to help provide you with relief. Pain management is crucial to the recovery process. Since you will begin moving soon after having the procedure, you need to be able to cope with the pain. The sooner you move, the quicker you recover.
Light activity and walking around are another important factor in the recovery process. The day following your surgery, you will begin moving around using some form of walking support and the assistance of a physical therapist. You will be taught how to perform certain exercises to help restore movement and strengthen the hip so you can get back to your regular activities.
I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $29,000, versus having to pay $290,000 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.
Don’t let the pain and limited mobility in your hip keep you down. Fill out the contact form and begin the path to a new and improved you with hip replacement surgery.