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Hip Replacement Surgery in Dubai

Hip replacement surgery, which is sometimes called arthoplasty, entails the removal of an existing diseased or damaged hip joint.  This joint is then replaced with a prosthesis, which is an artificial joint. Since the hip is a ball and socket joint, the prosthesis will be constructed from a ball portion that is constructed from ceramic or metal, and a socket portion that has a liner or insert constructed from ceramic, plastic, or metal.  These surgical implants are biocompatible. This means that they are designed so that your body will not reject them and they are also designed to resist degradation, wear, and corrosion.

 

Hip replacement surgery is normally performed on individuals that have damage to the hip joint that is associated with an injury or from arthritis.  Hip replacement surgery Dubai at MOSH, which will involve a period of rehabilitation, can relieve hip pain and result in a restoration of hip function and range of motion.

 

 Reasons MOSH Orthopaedic Doctors perform Hip Replacement Surgery

 The purpose of hip replacement surgery is to improve function and mobility and reduce the pain in a hip joint that is damaged. If a painful and stiff hip joint is forcing you to curtail your daily activities, hip surgery may enable you to engage in them again. 

 

Prior to considering hip surgery, it is likely that your doctor may try some more conservative treatments. These treatments may include medications, physiotherapy, exercises, and the use of an assistive device like a walker or cane.  If all of these treatments do not give you pain relief, hip surgery may be required.

 

Medical conditions that may cause hip joint damage and that may necessitate hip surgery include:

  • Hip Fracture
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Bone Tumor
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteoarthritis

 

 Symptoms that may make you contemplate Hip Replacement Surgery in Dubai include:

  • Insomnia due to hip pain
  • Chronic and persistent pain even when taking pain medications
  • Pain that is made worse by ambulating, even when a walker or cane is used
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Difficult rising from a chair
  • Unable to participate in many activities that were enjoyed in the past, due to pain

 

What you can anticipate when having Hip Surgery performed at MOSH


 When you arrive at the hospital for your hip surgery, you will remove your clothing and wear a hospital gown.  It is likely that the initial member of the surgical team to see you will be the anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist will administer either a spinal block, or a general anesthetic. 

 

Since blood clots and infection are potential hip surgery complications, your MOSH orthopaedic surgeon is likely to order medications to prevent these complications from occurring such as blood thinners and antibiotics to be given prior to the surgery.

 

During the Surgical Procedure

 

When performing a hip replacement surgery your surgeon:

  • Makes a surgical incision, through the tissue layers on the side or front of your hip
  • Removes damaged and diseased cartilage and bone from the hip
  • A prosthetic socket will then be implanted into the pelvic bone as a replacement for the damaged socket
  • Your femoral round top will be replaced with a prosthetic ball. This ball will be attached to a stem that will be inserted into the femur.
  • This artificial joint has a design that is intended to approximate that natural motion of a hip joint that is healthy

 

Surgical hip replacement techniques are evolving over time. Less invasive surgical methods continue to be developed, with the intention of reducing the time for recovery and the pain associated with standard techniques of hip replacement. Nonetheless, research studies that have compared the results of minimally invasive and standard surgical methods have results that are mixed or inconclusive.