Hip replacement in Dnipro

A hip replacement is a type of orthopedic surgery to replace a damaged hip joint with an artificial joint. During surgery, the surgeon removes the damaged part of the hip joint and replaces it with an artificial prosthetic part made of metal, plastic, or ceramic.

Hip replacement surgery significantly improves the quality of life for patients who suffer from pain and limited movement in the joint. After surgery, patients can return to normal life, including active sports.

The indications for hip replacement surgery

A hip replacement is an effective treatment that an orthopedic surgeon can prescribe for a patient when other treatments have failed. For example, surgery may be recommended in the following cases:

  • An osteoarthritis of the hip that does not improve with medication and physical therapy.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, which causes the destruction of joint tissue.
  • Injuries or damage to the hip joint, such as fractures and dislocations, such as a fracture of the neck or head of the femur.
  • An avascular necrosis of the hip bones, in which the blood supply to the bones is disrupted, and they begin to deteriorate.
  • A deforming arthrosis, which makes the bones become deformed and misaligned with each other, for example, coxarthrosis.
  • Oncological diseases that affect the hip joint.
  • Congenital abnormalities of the hip joint, such as dysplasia.
  • Diseases that lead to the deterioration of bones, such as osteoporosis.

Before deciding to undergo a hip replacement, it is necessary to conduct a thorough examination and consultation with a doctor. The doctor will assess all the risks and side effects, and will also help the patient choose the most suitable type of prosthesis and method of its installation. He will also discuss the cost of hip replacement surgery, which depends on the prosthesis selected.

The contraindications to a hip replacement

Some patients may have contraindications to this surgery, for example:

  • cardiovascular diseases such as a myocardial infarction or a stroke,
  • a severe obesity,
  • chronic lung diseases,
  • an inflammation in the area of ​​the operated joint,
  • bone diseases such as an osteoporosis or osteomalacia,
  • infectious diseases,
  • an allergic reaction to materials used to make the prosthesis,
  • a poor general physical shape.

It is important that age is not a contraindication to a hip replacement.

The types of hip replacement

There are several types of hip replacement, which depend on the type of prosthesis and the method of its installation:

  • A total hip replacement is the most common type of replacement, which replaces the head of the hip joint and its neck.
  • A partial hip replacement is surgery in which only one part of the joint is replaced. This method is used in cases where the damage to the joint is not severe enough to require complete replacement.

There is also a revision hip replacement, which is used to replace an already installed prosthesis with a new one. This method is used if the old prosthesis has become ineffective or damaged.

The materials that prostheses are made from 

Prostheses can be made of various materials:

  • Metal prostheses are alloys of titanium, stainless steel, or cobalt-chrome. They are often used because they are strong and durable.
  • Plastic prostheses are made from high-density polyethylene (PVC), which has good resistance to wear and deformation.
  • Ceramic prostheses are made from aluminum or zirconium oxide, which makes them very strong and durable. However, they can be more fragile and require more precise installation.

There are also hybrid prostheses that combine several materials.

During the consultation, the orthopedic doctor will be able to talk in detail about the prostheses and choose the one that suits you in terms of anatomical features and cost.

The diagnostic methods for hip replacement at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

Hip replacement surgery can be prescribed by our orthopedic doctor only after a complete diagnosis, which will help determine the cause of the pain and assess the condition of the joint.

The diagnostics carried out by our doctors include the following methods:

  • A physical examination to evaluate the joint’s range of motion, tenderness, and general condition of the joint.
  • Collecting anamnesis to assess the nature of the disease and deterioration in the patient’s quality of life.
  • Making X-rays in several projections to assess the degree of damage to the joint and degenerative changes in the bones.
  • Prescribing computed tomography (CT) to evaluate bone health and determine the exact location of damage.
  • Prescribing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate soft tissues such as cartilage and ligaments.
  • Taking laboratory tests to determine the presence of an inflammation or an infection that may be associated with the joint pain.

The process of hip replacement surgery at N1 Clinic

Before the surgery begins, the patient is given general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision in the thigh area to gain access to the hip joint. Then the doctor removes the damaged parts of the joint and installs a prosthesis. The wound is closed using sutures or glue.

The surgery can last up to 1.5 hours.

The advantages of hip surgery at N1 Clinic in Dnipro

At N1 Clinic, hip replacement surgery is performed by experienced surgeons who use modern equipment and technology to ensure the best outcome for the patient. The clinic provides a guarantee for the operation performed if the patient follows all the doctor’s recommendations and comes for follow-up visits.

The cost of a hip replacement includes all necessary services:

  • a full medical support for the period of stay in the clinic,
  • monitoring the patient’s preoperative and postoperative condition with the necessary tests,
  • surgery and necessary medications,
  • staying in a hospital with 3 meals a day for 7 days,
  • early postoperative rehabilitation.

If you are looking for an effective solution to your pain, but are hesitant about surgery, make an appointment with our orthopedist. A specialist will answer all your questions and find the most effective solution for you.