Dislocation of the hip occurs when the femoral head (ball) comes out of the acetabulum (socket). Hip replacement surgery for hip dislocation is often the last resort for patients. Before going for the surgery, the doctor may suggest alternative methods including exercise, walking aids and medication. However, hip replacement surgery is considered if pain persists in spite of having pain medication. If the pain worsens with walking or interferes with sleep, Total hip replacement is advisable too.
After the surgery, there’ll be a 6-8 inch long scar along the side of the hip. A patient can set off the machines at airport security depending on the type of hip implant and the sensitivity of the security checkpoint equipment.
The estimated cost of Unilateral Hip Replacement Surgery in India is USD 5,309 – USD 7,964, while Bilateral Hip Replacement Surgeries range from USD 7,300 – USD 12,609. The hospital stay for this surgery is approximately 5 to 7 days, and 14 days outside the hospital. The success rate for Hip Replacement Surgery is high, with more than 95% of patients experiencing relief from hip pain.