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Hip Replacement Surgery in Dubai at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital

Also known as hip arthroplasty, hip replacement is a procedure that involves the removal of damaged bone and cartilage and replacing them with prosthetic components. It is considered a fairly safe and effective technique that can relieve pain, increase the range of motion, and lets one resume his or her a normal activity. At CMC Hospital Dubai, we are equipped with the latest techniques and technology, such as robotic hip replacement protocols.

Ideal Candidate for Hip Replacement Procedure

Recommendations to have a hip replacement procedure are most often based on the patient’s degree of pain and disability. Age and weight are not determining factors. Ages from 50 to 80 years is the average age for most individuals undergoing complete hip replacement. However, orthopaedic surgeons evaluate each patient individually.

Possible Complications of Hip Replacement

  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Leg-length inequality
  • Dislocation
  • Loosening and implant wear

Preparation for Hip Replacement Surgery

Prior the procedure, the patient undergoes a complete physical examination so as to ascertain that the patient is in good health to have the surgery and complete the recovery process. A number of tests, including blood and urine samples, an electrocardiogram (EKG), and chest X-rays may be required to help in the planning of the surgery.

The patient should make sure that his/her skin does not have any infection, and if any, should contact the doctor for treatment before surgery. The patient should give details on any medications currently taking so as to be advised which one to continue taking and which one to stop.

Additionally, the patient should plan ahead of time by doing some modifications and structural adjustments in this/her home for easy navigation during recovery.

While at the hospital, the anesthesia team, with the patient’s help will determine the suitable anesthesia to be administered between general anesthesia (the patient is unconscious throughout the operation) or spinal, epidural, or regional nerve block anesthesia (only numbs from the waist down).

The prosthetic parts may be “press fit” into the bone so that the patient’s bone grows or they be anchored with the cement. However, the quality and strength of the patient’s bone are what will determine either of the two methods. Depending on the patient’s needs, the surgeon will pick the appropriate form of prosthesis.

The Procedure

The hip replacement procedure can last up to 2 hours. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the damaged bone and cartilage and then insert new metal, plastic, or plastic implants in order to correct the alignment and functionality of the patient’s hip.

Upon completion of the surgery, the patient is moved to the recovery room where he/she will remain for several hours to be monitored closely during recovery from anesthesia.

Recovery After Hip Replacement

Physical therapy will be recommended after surgery to help improve blood flow and build muscle strength. An occupational therapist will help the patient learn and practice modified ways of doing daily tasks.

In order to assist the patient with his/her rehabilitation, arrangements for a visiting nurse, physical therapist, or home health assistant to do home visits may be arranged by the hospital.

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