“Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant, that is, a hip prosthesis. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi replacement”
As with any major surgical procedure, post-operative complications can occur following hip fracture surgery. Below is a list of some of the more common complications that can occur after hip fracture surgery. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive.
Patients with severe joint pains, affecting their bodily functions and causing restriction of movement, and who are well motivated, are candidates for surgery. Initially, patients with arthritis are treated with non-surgical modalities, like medications, physiotherapy and orthoses (like knee-caps, walking sticks, etc). It is only when these modalities too cannot control symptoms, that I advise surgery.
Hard on hard bearing surface like large head ceramic on ceramic is the current replacement option available which offers normal functional activities, less wear rate and reduced chances of dislocation and last longer for almost 20-25 years.
Reduced chance for impingement and subsequent dislocation. A larger femoral head travel a greater distance before subluxating or dislocating, hence safer.
For more information : Joint replacement booklet
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