Hip Replacement Guru

March 27, 2010

Hip Replacement PreOp® Patient Education

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You doctor has recommended that you undergo hip replacement surgery. But what exactly does that mean?

The hip joint is the place where the thighbone – called the femur – and the hipbone – called the pelvis – meet.

As you walk, the ball-shaped end of the thigh moves within a cuplike depression on the side of the hip.

As long as the thigh can move smoothly against the hip, you are able to walk comfortably. But over time, especially in patients who suffer from arthritis or rheumatism, the hip joint can wear down.

Cartilage, the tissue that cushions the bones and makes it possible for them to move smoothly against each other can wear away.

When this happens, the bones rub together causing pain and even restricting the ability to walk.
* In some cases, hip surgery is recommended for people who have suffered a hip fracture.
* No matter what the cause, one of the most effective ways to fix a damaged hip is to replace it surgically.

In this procedure, the ball-shaped bone at the top of the thigh is removed and replaced with a metal substitute.

The hip socket is widened and lined with a smooth pad that allows the metal ball joint to move more freely against the pelvis.

Hip replacement surgery is a major operation, but your doctor believes that the procedure — followed up with physical therapy and time to heal — will result in reduced pain and greater mobility.

So make sure that you ask your doctor to carefully explain the reasons behind this recommendation.

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On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth …

… and an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
In the operating room, a nurse will prepare by clipping or shaving skin around your hip and thigh.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia – probably general anesthesia by injection and inhalation mask.
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin …
… and place a sterile drape around the operative site.
Then, when you are asleep, the surgical team will make an incision over the hip and along the thigh.
The team will pull the skin aside to reveal the muscle tissue below.
They’ll then make another incision to reveal the hip joint.
Next, the team pulls the top of the thighbone…
… out of the hip socket.
Using a precision surgical saw,
your doctor will carefully remove the ball-shaped end of the thighbone.
Then, the surgical team will use a high-speed drill to hollow out the top of the thighbone.
A specially fitted artificial ball joint slides into the top of the thighbone.
Next, your doctor will smooth the inner surface of the hip socket.
Once the socket has been thoroughly cleaned, the artificial lining will be secured in place with special screws.
The artificial ball joint is turned inward and fit into the socket.
The team carefully checks to make sure that it fits and allows the full range of normal motion.
Muscle and other tissues are closed over the joint using dissolvable stitches. A temporary draining tube may be added.
Finally, the skin is closed with sutures…
… and protected with sterilized strips.

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Podcast: Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

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On April 17, 2007, 5pm EDT, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center surgeons will demonstrate a Birmingham Hip™ Resurfacing procedure.

An alternative to standard total hip replacement, the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in May 2006. It is designed to remove less of the patient’s bone than traditional hip replacement surgery.

The procedure is a breakthrough in total hip surgery that allows hip replacements to be performed in young and active patients and allows them to participate in sports activities without the limitations imposed on standard total joint patients. Candidates for the resurfacing surgery are people under age 55 with hip…

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Proxima hip replacement India patient story- Dr.Venkatachalam

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Video shows patient story after bilateral Proxima hip replacements in India by Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam Chennai, India. Bone sparing hip replacements like the Proxima hip, Hip resurfacing allow young patients to function normally as shown by the activities of this Indian lady patient.
The greatest advantage of the Proxima hip is that since it is a small prosthesis, it is not buried deep in the thigh bone unlike total a total hip prosthesis. This eliminates thigh pain which is a frequent accompaniment of total hip replacement.

Other advantages include least incidence of dislocation, longevity and full range of movements.
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Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Technique in Live Webcast

Shawnee Mission Medical Center will showcase a new, less invasive approach to hip replacement during a live surgical Webcast on Wednesday, September 20, at 7 p.m.
During the Webcast, Scott Cook, MD, will perform the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) technique. Cook is one of just 40 doctors in the United States trained to do the procedure.

Rather than replacing the entire hip joint, as in a total hip replacement, hip resurfacing simply shaves and caps a few centimeters of bone within the joint. The bone-conserving approach of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System preserves more of the patient’s natural bone structures and stability, covering the joint’s surfaces with an all-metal implant that more closely resembles a tooth cap than a hip implant. This approach reduces the post-operative risks of dislocation and inaccurate leg length, and because the all-metal implant is made from tough, smooth cobalt chrome, it has the potential to last longer than traditional hip implants, which involved the removal of the entire femoral head and neck. The Birmingham Hip resurfacing technique, however, leaves the head and neck untouched.

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Hip Replacement Exercises

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Join Penny in her Workout World as she shows tips for people like her, who have had THR (Total Hip Replacement) or Hip Resurfacing.

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