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Hip prosthesis in Turkey : To regain lost mobility
Hip replacement surgery in Turkey is a safe and effective procedure that can relieve pain, increase movement, and help patients with arthritis, fractures, or other conditions return to normal daily activities.
How much does a hip replacement surgery on Turkey costs?
The operation of a total hip prosthesis in Turkey is cheaper at our clinic; this price includes the stay for the duration of convalescence in a hotel, the costs of the clinic and of course, the surgery and the costs of anesthesia. This price and often subject to change. Request your quote here.
How to prepare for a hip prosthesis procedure?
The preparations for this procedure usually begin with an initial evaluation by the orthopedic surgeon, it consists of several steps.
The orthopedic surgeon gathers information about the patient’s general health and asks questions about the extent of hip pain and how it affects the ability to perform daily activities.
Physical examination; this will assess hip mobility, strength and alignment.
These images help determine the extent of hip damage or deformity.
Occasionally, other tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may be needed to determine the condition of the bones and soft tissues of the hip.
Once the decision to undergo hip prosthesis surgery in Turkey is made, the procedure starts with admission to the hospital which is done on the same day of the operation. The patient is examined by the anesthesiologist to determine the appropriate type of anesthesia.
What happens during the hip replacement surgery?
Total hip replacement can be performed under general anesthesia or under spinal, epidural or regional anesthesia. In the second case the patient is awake, but his body is numb from the waist down and does not feel anything. In a total hip replacement surgery, damaged bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with prosthetic components.
Many types of designs and materials are currently used in total hip replacements in Turkey, they all consist of two basic components: the spherical component (polished metal or ceramic) and the female component (a durable plastic, ceramic or metal cup, which may have an outer metal shell).
The damaged femur head is removed and replaced with a metal rod which is placed in the hollow center of the femur. The femoral stem can either be cemented or “fitted” to the bone.
A metal or ceramic ball is placed on the upper part of the rod. This bullet replaces the damaged femoral head. The cartilaginous surface of the damaged cavity called the acetabulum is removed and replaced with a metal socket. Finally a plastic, ceramic or metal spacer is inserted between the new ball and the socket to allow a smooth sliding surface of the mechanism.
The components of the total hip replacement can be “fitted” to the bone to allow the bone to grow over the prosthesis, or they can be cemented in place.
The decision to press or cement the components is based on a number of factors, such as the quality and strength of the patient’s bones, a combination of a cemented stem and an uncemented sleeve can also be used.
What is the aftermath of a total hip implant?
After the surgery, the patient is transferred to the recovery room where he remains there for several hours while the medical team monitors his recovery from anesthesia.
After waking up, he is taken to his hospital room for the convalescence period, most patients can resume light activities of daily living within 3 to 6 weeks after surgery.
Specific exercises several times a day to restore movement and strengthen the hip are prescribed, patients are able to perform the exercises on their own, but help from a physiotherapist or therapy center for the first few weeks after surgery is advised.
The success of hip replacement surgery depends to a large extent on how well the patient follows the orthopedic surgeon’s instructions regarding home care during the first few weeks after surgery.
What are the results of a hip prosthesis operation?
Patients who undergo total hip replacement surgery in Turkey often experience:
- A disappearance of pain in the hip that limited their daily activities, such as walking or bending.
- Find rest, whether it’s day or night.
- A relaxation of the hip necessary for the mobility of the leg.
What are the risks of a total hip replacement?
The total hip prosthesis is a surgery that involves the risks of any surgery such as blood clots or infections.
The risks specific to total hip prosthesis surgery are:
- The inequality of the two legs: Even if the surgeon does his best to maintain an equal length between the two legs, it happens that the leg with the implant gives the impression of being longer or shorter than the other.
- Dislocation of the total hip prosthesis: This occurs when the ball dislodges from the socket. The risks of dislocation are low. They are high during the first period after surgery when the soft tissues are not completely healed.
- Detachment and wear of the prosthesis: Over the years, the hip prosthesis can wear out or become loose. This can result from a biological thinning of the bone called osteolysis. If the sagging is painful, a second procedure called a revision may be necessary.