During a hip arthroplasty surgery, the damaged femoral head and acetabular cavity cartilage get removed and replaced with an endoprosthesisPublished: 11.09.2020
During a hip arthroplasty surgery, the damaged femoral head and acetabular cavity cartilage get removed and replaced with an endoprosthesis (an artificial joint), comprising of a cup, a liner, a head, and a stem. Prosthetic components may be fixed to the bone tissue mechanically or using bone cement.
Such a surgery is necessary if it is impossible to preserve the patient’s natural joint: 3-4 stage of coxarthrosis, 3-5 phase of a femoral head aseptic necrosis, subcapital femoral neck fracture in senior patients, etc.
3rd stage of coxarthrosis on the right and the result of hip arthroplasty
A hip replacement surgery lasts, on average, less than 1 hour and is carried out with a spinal anesthesia. Upon desire, the patient may undergo the operation in a medication sleep. As a rule, patients withstand the operation well. At the next day, the patient is allowed to stand up and is ready for the rehabilitation therapy. On average, the patients get discharged in a week after the surgery. After the operation, patients can absolutely return to their full life, except for some contraindicated activities requiring excessive physical efforts. Our patients are recommended to pass their orthopedic examination once a year.