Hip calcification (coxarthrosis) is a disease characterized by hip pain around the age of 50. The cause is unclear and may occur at a much earlier age in people with congenital hip dislocation or hip development disorder.
Fatigue pain is seen in the initial stages of the disease. Pain then begins to be felt when sitting or lying down. Joint movements are limited day by day, and patients have difficulty reaching their feet. The walking distance becomes shorter. In advanced disease, low back and knee pain caused by deformity of the hip also affects the daily life of the patient.
In the early stages of the disease, pain medications and physical therapy help to alleviate the complaints, but in advanced cases these treatments cannot relieve pain and require surgical treatment.
What is Hip Prosthesis?
Hip prosthesis is the name given to the material used in the treatment of worn hip joint. It provides painless and more comfortable movement for patients with hip joint problems.
What kind of surgery is hip replacement surgery?
Although it varies from physician to physician, it takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Both hips can be operated on the same day. It is possible to walk at the end of the 3rd week without any support except in some special cases. One month after the operation, full movement can be achieved without using any support.
Who is recommended for hip replacement?
It is the recommended treatment for patients with pain in the hip and who could not get rid of the pain despite all treatment attempts. First, other treatment methods must be tried.
The most common cause of hip pain is calcification of the hip. Calcification is defined as the disorder of cartilage tissue in the hip. Hip replacement can be used as a definite solution in patients with congenital hip problems and severe hip pain.
There is no age limit for patients who will undergo prosthesis. It can be made to anyone who is needed between 20 and 90 years of age.
What should be the expectations from hip replacement?
An accurate hip prosthesis is completely painless, allowing for normal walking and climbing up and downstairs, allowing all necessary movements of the hip in daily life.
After hip replacement, the patient can easily perform individual sports such as cycling, swimming, light running, skiing and tennis on non-rigid tracks.
How long is the life of hip replacement?
The life of hip prostheses made using appropriate surgical techniques, modern prosthesis designs and materials has been extended to 25-30 years. Prostheses that become unusable for any reason can be replaced with a second intervention.