Quick hip replacement abroad facts:
- Standard price – €7555 / £6,751;
- Stay in hospital – up to 9 days (included in the price);
- Performed under general or spinal anesthesia; lasts – few hours;
The procedure is safe and it results in pain relief and increased motion.Hip replacement is the most common orthopedic surgical procedure when hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. It is carried out when the hip is damaged by arthritis, fracture or other conditions that make doing everyday activities difficult. However, firstly, people have to try physiotherapy or medication, and only if that does not help – hip replacement surgery may be needed.
Most common causes that lead to hip replacement surgery: osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; traumatic arthritis; avascular necrosis.
During the surgery the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic implant. First the femoral head is replaced with metal stem. Then a metal or ceramic ball is placed on the stem. Afterwards the damaged cartilage surface is removed and replaced with a metal socket. Lastly, a ceramic or metal spacer is inserted between the ball and the socket for smooth gliding. Even though the procedure can be performed for everyone, in most cases it is performed for people above 50.
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After hip replacement abroad
You will be hospitalized in the clinic for up to 9 to let your hip recover. Afterwards, it is recommended to have rehabilitation in Lithuania as well. You will also have special medication to relieve the pain. Full rehabilitation takes about half a year.
After the procedure and the recovery period most people feel dramatically less or no pain at all and can get back to everyday activities without limitations. You can walk, swim, drive, hike, cycle, dance and do any other low-impact sports as well. If well cared, the hip implant lasts for many years.
It is advised for the patients to get physiotherapy rehabilitation following the surgery (for two weeks on average). However, every case is different; thus, the required rehabilitation will be determined according to every patients’ individual needs. The doctor will also instruct you on dos and don’ts at home to successfully recover and get back to normal life rhythm.
- Joint infection
- Blood clots
- Leg-length Inequality
- Hip implant dislocation
- Implant loosening
- Nerve injury
- Bleeding, fracture, stiffness