Vimhans Prima Med Hospitals provides advanced treatment for numerous hip disorders, including arthritis. Prima Med offers total hip replacement procedure that has tremendous success rate and exceptionally beneficial for the patients suffering from osteo arthritis of hip.

Why Us?

We are equipped with breakthrough hip replacement technique and qualified surgeons. Thousands of medical tourists from around the globe come to Prima Med, to undergo hip replacement surgery not just for cost factor, but for the expertise as well. Our latest technique and cutting edge technology has benefitted innumerable younger patients.

Indications for Hip Replacement Surgery

Pain is the most common indication for hip replacement and is relieved within one week of surgery. Pain from a hip which is affected with arthritis is classically located in the buttock and groin. Radiation into the thigh might occur and pain may present in, or even below the knee. The pain is commonly described as a dull ache that is very difficult to localize. Night pain is also an important surgical indication.

Hip Replacement

There are certain cases in which joint stiffness with or without hip pain is an indication for hip replacement surgery. Ankylosing spondylitis hip stiffness can leave patients with tremendous functional disability even in the absence of pain. These types of patients may become bed bound and if mobile they often require walking aids. Hip replacement surgery in these cases leads to dramatic improvements allowing bedridden patients to ambulate and majority of patients to discard walking aids.

In osteoarthritis functional limitations are commonly connected or associated with pain, but they are rarely an indication for hip replacement surgery in isolation. Walking and stair climbing become difficult, with startup pain a specific feature. Functional limitations are more severe in patients who have inflammatory arthritis reflecting the systemic nature of their disease. Functional improvements can be significantly predicted in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis after hip replacement surgery.

Since most of hip replacements are usually performed between the age of 60 and 80, younger or older age is not a contradiction to surgery. Hip replacements in some cases are performed in patients in their teens and twenties. In this age group, the most successful indication is or has been in improving function and relieving pain in patients with childhood inflammatory arthritis. We don’t believe that older age precludes a patient from total hip replacement. We believe that elderly patients who are undergoing elective hip replacement for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis have greater life expectancy than average.

Benefits of Hip Replacement Surgery

Once the artificial hip joint has healed, after the surgery, the patients commonly gain numerous benefits from it. The benefits are:

Reduced joint pain
Correction of deformity
Increased movement mobility and stability
Increased led stretch
Improved quality of life

Follow Up

We prefer patients are seen 6 weeks, 3 months and 12 months after the surgery. It is mostly suggested that surgeon be visited at least once a year, even if there is no problem. Any infection of urine, dental and skin is required to be treated with proper antibiotics so that infection could be prevented.