Hip Prosthesis Implantation
Hip prosthesis implantation is one of the most common orthopedic surgical procedures, during which the hip joint is replaced with a prosthesis implant, that is, a hip prosthesis. Hip prosthesis surgery can be performed as a total hip prosthesis or as a hemiprosthesis. A total hip joint prosthesis consists of replacing the acetabulum and the femoral head, while in a hemiprosthesis, typically only the femoral head is replaced.
Hip prosthesis implantation most often occurs when the degree of hip joint cartilage wear (arthrosis) is such that previous treatments can no longer alleviate the patient's pain, or they are unable to perform their everyday activities due to this.
Hip joint wear is a chronic disease during which the cartilage covering the surface of the hip socket and/or the femoral head gradually deteriorates: it thins, cracks, and becomes fissured. The cartilage cover can even come off in places, so the affected area can become cartilage-free. In addition to the cartilaginous surfaces, the bone structure beneath the cartilage can also be affected by the change.
Hip prosthesis surgery is most often due to cartilage wear, but also due to inflammation, femoral neck or femoral head fracture, or as a result of an accidental injury.
Procedure of the Surgery:
The most modern minimally invasive surgical technique is performed without cutting the muscle, using a so-called muscle-sparing method. Thanks to the gentle procedure, postoperative rehabilitation is quicker and less painful.
During the hip prosthesis implantation surgery, the surgeon removes the patient's femoral head from the femur, then decartilages and reams the socket in the pelvic bone. A metal, hemispherical socket is implanted in the socket, and the metal stem of the prosthesis is implanted into the marrow cavity of the femur.
A plastic insert is placed in the metal socket, which, like the fixation of the metal prosthesis stem implanted in the femur, can be fixed in two ways, based on which we distinguish the two types of prostheses:
- Cemented (also known as adhesive) fixation
The prosthesis is fixed to the bone surface with a quickly solidifying "bone cement".
- Cementless fixation
In this procedure, the body itself performs the fixation of the prosthesis, the bone tissue grows onto the prosthesis. The process usually takes 4-6 weeks, gentle loading, and regular physiotherapy.
After hip prosthesis surgery, the patient's hip joint movement can be fully restored and painless.
The cost of hip prosthesis surgery includes the cost of 3 days of hospital care and rehabilitation after the surgery, but does not include the cost of the implanted implant. If a special implant needs to be implanted, its price may differ from the price list.
In the case of hip prosthesis replacement, we prepare a custom quote.
Hip prosthesis implant462 000 Ft
Hip prosthesis implantation surgery1 909 000 Ft