Hip Replacement in India
Hip replacement in India is one of the most sought-after procedures among medical tourists. Low cost of hip replacement in India, highly skilled and experienced surgeons, accredited hospitals, no language problems are few of the reasons why medical tourism to India is so popular.
Here is the list of most frequently asked questions by patients seeking hip replacement surgery in India.
Hip replacement is the second most commonly performed joint replacement operation worldwide. The first is the Knee replacement. It is a major procedure that needs an active participation of the patient during recovery.
We definitely understand that you have many questions in mind when you plan to undergo a hip replacement. And if you also need to travel abroad for the operation, you are bound to have many doubts and queries in mind.
Thousands of patients choose to undergo their hip replacement in India, even if it means traveling halfway across the world.
Here is the list of most noteworthy and most frequently asked questions on Hip replacement in India:
The cost of single hip replacement in India at a good hospital facility ranges between 5000-7000 US Dollars. And the cost of bilateral hip replacement in India varies from 9,500- 12000 US Dollars.
This usually includes FDA approved implant, surgery, surgeon’s fees, stay at the hospital and consumables etc. Other complimentary services include medicines, airport transfers and everything at the hospital.
Why is the cost of hip replacement in India so less? How do I make sure healthcare services are good?
The cost of hip replacement in India is so less because of the low cost of the endowment. This simply means that the cost of healthcare facilities and other services in India are lesser than the US and other developed countries. Besides, the exchange rate for Westerners is much favorable which makes services all the more cost-effective for them.
1USD =65 Indian rupees
1 GBP= 85 Indian rupees
1 Euro=76 Indian rupees
Healthcare facilities in India at private hospitals are world class and as good as you would get in any Western country. In fact, most patients say that they have got personalized care and attention in India which they do not get in their home country.
India ranks among the top 3 medical tourism destinations in the world. This is because not only the cost of medical treatment in India is low, the surgeons are world renowned, healthcare facilities are accredited, language is not a barrier and there are professional medical tourism companies who can help you find the best orthopedic hospitals in India, board-certified surgeons, accredited facilities, low-cost surgery, visa, travel, accommodation and everything you would need to finally plan your trip.
I wish to undergo hip replacement in India? What is the process? Where do I begin from?
You can read about the process for planning your medical trip to India here. The first step is to fill in the inquiry form, and then our representative shall get in touch with you. He/ she will further guide you step by step and make the entire process of availing treatment in India easy and hassle-free for you.
How long is the waiting period to undergo hip replacement in India?
There is no waiting time to undergo the surgery in India. If you are coming with IndiCure, the room at the hospital, Operation theatre, airport pick up, hotel room and everything else is pre-booked for you.
All you have to do is send us your details and we shall arrange everything for you.
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What is Total Hip Replacement?
Total Hip replacement replaces the ends of both bones of the hip joint to make new joint surfaces. The old and worn out joints which were causing pain are thus replaced by new, healthy artificial joints relieving pain and improving mobility.
What does a hip replacement surgery involve?
Hip replacement surgery involves replacing ends of both thigh bone (femur)and hip socket in the pelvic bone (acetabulum). The diseased joint parts are removed and upper one-third of the femur is replaced by a metal ball and acetabulum is replaced by a metal shell and plastic liner.
When does one need a hip replacement?
Hip replacement surgery is required when certain problems of hip joint arise due to wear and tear, injury or because of any disease of the hip joint. Some of the common conditions that lead to hip joint replacement are:
- Osteoarthritis of hip joint
- Avascular Necrosis
- Traumatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
What is the protocol for the post-surgery period of treatment?
Immediately after the surgery, the patient is made to recover in a recovery room for about 4 hours. He is given medications to control pain and blood thinning drugs so as to prevent any clot formation in the lower extremities. The patient is given compression stockings to force blood circulation and asked to actively move lower extremities to mobilize venous blood.
When can a patient walk after hip replacement?
The patient can walk with support the next day after the surgery.
When do you discharge the patient after the operation?
We usually discharge the patient after 4-5 days if the patient is recovering well. He although needs to stay in town for about a week to ten days for good recovery and rehabilitation before he goes back to his country. Within a month he can resume his regular activities.
What are the precautions needed pertaining to hip replacement?
Following are some precautions that you need to follow after hip replacement. You should avoid doing activities such as:
- Hip bending beyond 90 degrees for the first 2 months.
- Sitting on furniture that causes excessive hip flexion
- Hip bending while reaching the floor
- Sitting cross-legged
- Keep the feet apart at a distance of about 3 to 6 inches
- Turning the operated leg inwards
How can a patient protect the replaced hip for a long time after a hip joint surgery?
In order to protect the replaced hip for a long time, avoid running and strenuous activities that may put any pressure on the hip joint.
Before you undergo hip replacement, you should start a home exercise program to strengthen the muscles and to keep the hip joint mobile.
With exercises, there is a reduced risk of clot formation and any chest infection. After the hip replacement, the physiotherapist would put you on an exercise regime to help you completely recover after the surgery.
IndiCure- the Most Renowned Medical Tourism Company in India
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