Why You Shouldn’t Fear From Hip Replacement Surgery?


Depending on the condition of your hip joint, your surgeon could suggest either partial or total hip replacement surgery. But most people try to put it off a little longer for strange reasons like they don’t want artificial things to be attached to their bodies.

Are you reluctant to undergo a surgeon’s knife?

If yes, then this article could be an eye-opener for you

While feeling reluctant to surgery is normal for an average person like you, but choosing to put the treatment off when it is suggested by a surgeon could lead to more complications than healing.

Whether your hip joint is damaged due to an impact like an automobile accident, or it is a degenerative disease that is making your joint stiff and immovable, if you have been advised hip replacement surgery, you shouldn’t delay the treatment for the following reasons.

Reason One:Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for the hip joint problems. It is a degenerative disease that can create more complications if it isn’t stopped at the earliest. It will make your hip joint stiff leading to pain whenever you try to move your joint. The discomfort would even prevent you from relaxing.

Reason Two: Still hip joint would make life difficult. You will take time in everything and look for help in specific things like wearing footwear, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of a car. You won’t be able to lead a normal life as you will be dependent on painkillers. Side effects of painkillers would also create problems. Buthip replacement surgery could make your life normal.

Reason Three: If you go through the feedback of joint surgery patients, you will find that most of them are satisfied with the surgery and that they are leading a happy and normal life post-surgery. If you are afraid of surgery for any reason, you should go through the experience and feedback of patients for motivation.

Talk to your doctor

The success rate of hip replacement surgery is much higher than it was a couple of years back. Also, it has become minimally invasive. The new prosthetics used in joint replacement feel and work like original joints. Your life will be normal after the surgery.

There is little need to live with pain when you have the option to replace a damaged joint with a new artificial joint that will work like your original joint for a long time.

Dr Dhananjay Gupta

Dr Dhananjay Gupta
Director and Senior Consultant,
Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Surgeon
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.

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