Hip Surgical Treatments
Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. The hip joint is one of the body's largest weight-bearing joints, located between the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum). It is a ball and socket joint in which the head of the femur is the ball and the pelvic acetabulum forms the socket.
Dr South uses the Corin Optimised Positioning System (OPS).
The Corin system utilises pre-operative X-rays and CT scans to produce a custom-made 3-D printed jig for your hip.This jig is used during surgery to achieve optimal component positioning for your hip replacement.
Historically, some hip replacements have failed due to poor orientation of the implants or components. This has led to excessive wear, or dislocation.Because every person’s pelvis moves differently, what might be the ’average’ best position, may not be ideal for the individual undergoing surgery. The Corin system assists the surgeon in achieving the best position for that particular person.
Pre-op and Post-Op Hip Guidelines
Planning for your hip surgery prepares you for the operation and helps to ensure a smooth surgery and easier recovery. Here are certain pre-operative and post-operative guidelines which will help you prepare for hip surgery.
Caregivers Guide for the Hip
When your friend or loved one has undergone a hip replacement surgery, as a caregiver, you will play an important role in his/her recovery. There are various aspects you need to be aware of to ensure the safety, comfort and recovery of the patient.
Click on the topic below to find out more from the orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.