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About Hip Replacement Abroad

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About Hip Replacement

Hip Replacement

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the surfaces of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant.

Hip replacement surgery is a common surgery for patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and reduces joint mobility.

Undergoing hip replacement surgery can relieve pain, improve the function of the joints and can improve walking for patients who have pain and difficulty with such movement.

With a total hip replacement surgery, metal, plastic or ceramic materials are used to replace the ball and socket joints. The damaged cartilage is then removed and replaced with new material to support the joints. The joints can then be attached by either cementing the joint to the bone, or by using a coating to attach the bone and joints, which will allow the bone to grow and form an attachment to the joint.

When getting hip replacement surgery, patients should discuss the model of prosthetic hip that will be used. Prosthetic hips have improved a lot in recent years, and it makes sense for surgeons to use a very modern device.

Recommended for
  • Joint failure caused by osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • Protrusio acetabuli
  • Hip fractures
  • Bone tumors

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Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
3 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad
1 - 3 weeks. After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.
Hip Replacement

A hip replacement is used to partially or fully replace a damaged hip joint.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 3 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad 1 - 3 weeks. After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 3 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad 1 - 3 weeks.

After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

Hip Replacement
A hip replacement is used to partially or fully replace a damaged hip joint.

Compare Hip Replacement prices around the world

United States $ 45,480
Hungary $ 17,737
Spain $ 13,644
India $ 8,100
Thailand $ 6,012
Poland $ 5,685
Mexico $ 5,385
Tunisia $ 4,775
Morocco $ 2,463

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Hip Replacement clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Hip Replacement abroad

A hip replacement is a serious surgery, and as such patients should explore all of their treatment options with their doctor ahead of the procedure.

In deciding to pursue a hip replacement, the doctor will conduct a physical examination of the hip, and take X-rays and blood tests. In the days prior to the procedure, the doctor may prescribe antibiotics to the patient, in order to reduce the risk of infection. The patient may also be advised to abstain from smoking and from taking certain medications such as aspirin.

Patients with complex conditions may benefit from seeking a second opinion before beginning a treatment plan. A second opinion means that another doctor, usually an expert with a lot of experience, will review the patient’s medical history, symptoms, scans, test results, and other important information, in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. When asked, 45% of US residents who received a second opinion said that they had a different diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment plan. Click here to learn more about how to get a second opinion.

How is it performed

The damaged femoral head part of the hip is removed and replaced with a metal stem. The femoral stem is cemented into place or otherwise secured. A metal, ceramic or plastic ball is placed on the upper part of the stem, replacing the femoral head.

The damaged cartilage surface of the socket is removed and replaced with a metal, ceramic or plastic socket part. Screws or cement are sometimes used to hold the socket in place. A spacer is placed between the new ball part and the socket to allow for a smooth gliding surface for the hip joint.

Traditionally hip replacement surgery is performed as open surgery, however, there are new techniques which some doctors may use to perform a more minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery involves making smaller incisions, in order to reduce bleeding and scarring. However, sometimes the hip cannot be replaced with such small incisions, which is why open surgery is generally more used.

Materials

Prosthetic hips are made of plastic, metal, ceramic or a combination of materials. Sometimes cement is used to fix the implant into place.

Anesthesia

General anesthetic.

Procedure duration

The Hip Replacement takes 1 to 3 hours.

Hip Replacement
The damaged joint is removed and replaced with a prosthetic piece which is secured into place.

What to expect after Hip Replacement

Post procedure care

After the procedure, some patients will be able to walk a little bit the same day, and this is encouraged. The new hip is usually painful at first, and it is normal to spend 3 to 5 days in hospital. Often the patient will be able to walk without crutches after 4 to 6 weeks, and be recovered after 3 months. Healing and recovery time may vary according to the patient's age and health.

Possible discomfort

This is a serious surgical procedure, and pain management and physical therapy should begin as soon as the patient feels up to it.

Important things to know about Hip Replacement

Not recommended for
  • Patients with morbid obesity
Potential risks
  • Dislocation
  • Loosening
  • Infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Periprosthetic fractures
  • Osteolysis (bone loss)
  • Metal sensitivity
  • Metal toxicity
  • Nerve palsy
  • Chronic pain

Compare Hip Replacement prices around the world

United States $ 45,480
Hungary $ 17,737
Spain $ 13,644
India $ 8,100
Thailand $ 6,012
Poland $ 5,685
Mexico $ 5,385
Tunisia $ 4,775
Morocco $ 2,463

Source: Medigo prices

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We can help you find the treatment that you need

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Hip Replacement Specialists

Dr. Igor Karczecwski

Practices at: Sport Klinika

180 clinics on MEDIGO offer Hip Replacement

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

84

$ 7,220

Sport Klinika

Zory, Poland

$ 5,685

Dom Lekarski

Szczecin, Poland

100

$ 7,103

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180 clinics on MEDIGO offer Hip Replacement

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

84

$ 7,220

Sport Klinika

Zory, Poland

$ 5,685

Dom Lekarski

Szczecin, Poland

100

$ 7,103

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Hip Replacement Specialists

Dr. Igor Karczecwski

Practices at: Sport Klinika

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