Hip Joint is a ball and socket joint. Damage to the hip joint is caused due to Osteoarthritis, Accident, Genetic Defect, Aseptic Necrosis or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Degeneration of either the socket or the ball, which is the head of the femur bone and goes into the socket, causes pain. The severe pain prevents patients from physical activity and the quality of life goes down. A lot of people think that Hip Replacement means replacing the original hip joint with an artificial hip which is not true. In this surgery the diseased socket and the head of the femur is surgically replaced with artificial materials. Knee replacement surgery can be avoided by losing body weight but the same does not hold true for the hip joint. Though hip joint replacement is not as common as knee joint replacement. The reason for this is that the degradation of the knee joint is accelerated due to obesity alongwith osteoarthritis while hip joint gets damaged due to the underlying conditions and not so much due to excess body weight.
Total hip joint replacement involves surgical removal of the diseased ball and socket and replacing them with a metal or ceramic ball and metal stem inserted into the femur bone and an artificial plastic cup socket. This stem is fixed into the femur bone either using bone cement or without cement. Without cement is always better than cemented surgery. However if the femur bone is brittle then the surgeon will have to use bone cement to fix the stem of the metallic implant into the femur bone. The surgery for each hip lasts for 2 hours and the patient is shifted to the post operative ward for around 5-6 hours before being shifted to the room. Besides starting Pain Killers and Antibiotics, compression stockings are applied to prevent blood clotting in the lower limbs. The patients are on their feet on the second day after the surgery and go to the washroom with the help of a walker. The physiotherapy team works with the patient in order to return to normal functioning as quickly as possible. The hospital stay is for 5 days and the phyiotherapy continues for around a month after discharge from the hospital.
Dr AK Sethi has more than 40 years of experience in the field of Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement. The cost of Hip Replacement Surgery at Sethi Hospital is Rs. 1.8 lacs for each hip, using FDA approved imported implants. The cost is Rs. 2.3 lacs if the patient opts for a Single Deluxe AC Room. The hospital stay is 5 days and physiotherapy needs to be given to the patient for atleast 20 days after the surgery. The patient is called to the hospital for removal of stitches 15 days after the surgery. If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 4 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on. If your insurance cover is less then you can opt for Single Hip Replacement in one year and can get the other hip operated in the next year. This way you would avoid paying for your treatment and the money saved can be spent on buying some new shoes because after the hip replacement surgery you would be up and running. Your new pair of shoes would keep you in good spirits and make your enemies jealous.
Sethi Hospital was setup in the year 1996 by the doctor couple of Dr. Ashok Sethi and Dr Pushpa Sethi in the city of Gurgaon. Initially the hospital offered services in the fields of Orthopaedics and Gynaecology but soon developed into a multi-specialty hospital offering complete range of secondary and tertiary level treatments. In the last 24 years, the hospital has treated more than 12 lac patients throught outdoor and indoor facilities. Sethi Hospital has won the trust of the patients on the basis of ethical and cost effective treatment. Middle class patients who have to self finance their medical treatment, find our pricing quite affordable for the quality of treatment given.
The state of art cutting edge medical technology deployed at Sethi hospital makes us a complete hospital for your medical treatment. Most of the patients who come for any kind of treatment normally require the facilities of ultrasound, colour doppler, echocardiography and digital x-ray within the hospital. Sethi hospital has all these facilities inhouse which means that the patient does not have to run from one place to another for getting the complete treatment. Inhouse pharmacy and pathology lab ensures that the attendants of the patients getting admitted at the hospital can have the peace of mind and do not have to run helter skelter.
The team of doctors at Sethi hospital are some of the most experiencd medical professionals in the city of Gurgaon. Almost all our doctors have more than 15-20 years of experience in their respective fields. The doctors at Sethi Hospital are always trying to improve the medical and surgical outcomes and take active part in continous medical education programmes. Our team of doctors are assisted by highly trained paramedics in the diagnostic field. Our Nursing Team efficiently carries out the doctor's instructions and provide compassionate care which speeds up the healing process. The Physiotherapy Team makes sure that your recovery is quick and complete.
Dr A.K.Sethi, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sethi Hospital is talking about the surgical procedure for replacement of Knee Joints which are worn due to Osteoarthritis. Watch the Video.
Dr Pushpa Sethi, Gynaecologist is talking about the various treatment options available for Polycystic Ovaries - Lifestyle modification, Diet, Medicines and Surgical.