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Total hip replacement India rising in incidence

Total hip replacement in India is rising in incidence. The demand is more among young patients. Conditions like Avascular necrosis and fracture neck of femur are the main contributors to this rise in demand. I offer total hip replacement in Chennai.
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Revision Hip Replacement Chennai | Revision Total Hip Replacement

Revision hip replacement Chennai

Difficult primary hip replacement

Revision hip replacement Chennai is required for failed  hip replacement.  Total hip replacement provides pain relief from hip arthritis. Normally, it is needed only once in the life of an elderly patient. However since most patients undergoing this procedure in India are young, they may face problems after a decade or two.  The life of any joint replacement is fifteen to twenty years. So some young patients who underwent this operation may need a redo after a few years.  They may start feeling pain.
Normally plain  X rays may reveal that the implants have changed their position.  This is known as loosening.  Serial x rays may show the change in the position or tilt of the prosthesis. Additional investigations may be required to diagnose the problem.

Once the diagnosis is confirmed, a redo  may be required. This is known as a revision hip replacement. The common causes requiring a revision hip replacement Chennai are the following

  • Aseptic loosening.
  • Infection.
  • Fractures around the implant.
  • Wear / breakage of the prosthesis.
  • Failure of Hip resurfacing
  • Failure of metal on metal hip replacements.

Reasons why you should consider to have your revision hip replacement Chennai by me include the following

  • Experience in primary and difficult primary hip replacements.
  • Experience in revision hip replacements.
  • Access to variety of implants, bone graft, augments, cages etc.
  • Clean air Operation theatre with low infection rate.
  • Pain free surgery and recovery.
  • Access to intra operative frozen section biopsy and microbiology opinion.

You can see a testimonial of a patient here.

Cost of a revision hip replacement depends on the materials used and is variable. It can be predicted after assessment of the x rays. Revision hip replacement is of two types, a single staged procedure and a two stage procedure. Infection needs a two stage procedure often whereas other causes may be treated with a single stage procedure.

If you want a revision hip replacement please send your request to drvenkat@kneeindia.com.