hip surgery

Seven signs you need a hip replacement surgery

The hip muscle is the largest in your whole body, holding the weight and pressure like no other. Lately, if your hips have been giving you immense pain, you would better know the impact it creates in your whole body and all the daily life movements. Your flexible reach becomes limited, and taking part in daily life activities turns out to be a challenge. In the long term, it can have a severe impact on your mental health as well. 

Sometimes, hip pain goes away on its own with the help of some pain-relief medicine, but in other cases, there might be a need for hip replacement surgery. 

When is hip replacement surgery a need?

When the hip joints get damaged or wear out due to many reasons, your orthopaedic surgeon might suggest replacing your ball-and-socket joint with a prosthetic one. 

So, signs that indicate the need for hip replacement surgery is given as follows:

Stiff hips

Symptoms like:

  • Experiencing stiffness while trying to walk
  • Painful sensation while bending and moving the waist 
  • Facing extreme difficulty in lifting the leg 
  • Lifting stuff from the floor seems daunting. 

If you face all such problematic movements, your hip joint might be severely damaged in need of hip replacement surgery in gurgaon. Hip stiffness, inflammation and soreness might indicate the wear and tear of your hip joint that causes immense difficulty in carrying out everyday tasks, especially in the longer run. It is better to speak to your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Loss of movement

Alongside pain, there might be a loss in the range of motion in the hip as well. If movements aren’t as flexible as you want, or it is tighter than what they used to be, and you are finding daily activities like sitting in a chair for long, getting out of a chair, car or bath a challenge, you might need to consult your orthopaedic doctor sometime soon.

The ordinary treatment provides no relief

In primary stages or even in arthritis, your doctor will suggest non-surgical treatments like steroid and anti-inflammatory medicine to provide relief. If you reach a point when these cures are no more effective, surgery might act as the only permanent solution.    

If you are facing all such symptoms, talking to your orthopaedic surgeon is crucial. 

Dr Yugal Karkhur is an MBBS, MS, DNB, and MNAMS with a fellowship in Joint preservation & Adult Hip Reconstruction Surgery (Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, USA), fellowship in Joint replacement surgery (Man Superspeciality Hospital, Saket, Delhi), and a fellowship in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy ( Sports Injury Centre Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi). 

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