Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure in which the primary joint is damaged by disease or trauma, and a high-quality artificial prosthesis is used to replace it. In the event of severe hip joint injury, arthroplasty is almost the only way to regain limb mobility. The endoprosthesis of the hip joint is most often used in patients with degenerative-dystrophic conditions, which are more common in the elderly. Due to the fact that people with degenerative joint disease are living longer, the number of operations for joint replacements is increasing every year. It’s worth noting that the most complicated aspect of a hip joint prosthesis is the patient’s age. Young people, on the other hand, are more likely to survive such an operation and have a shorter recovery time because their bodies have more reserves for recovery. Since ageing reduces the body’s capacity to heal, older people, with whom this procedure is seen more often, have a far more difficult time with it. Patients that are older need a longer recovery period.
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It should be noted right away that surgical treatment of the joint is only recommended if conservative methods of influence have failed to produce a positive result. The doctor considers the following characteristics of the disease when determining the degree of required surgery. The patient’s medical history in general. Document details about sex, age, general health, somatic • indicators, course, and speed of progression of the underlying disease, if any, while collecting history. The alteration in the joint. X-rays are usually used to determine the change in the joint. The joint’s residual functional strength. The severity of functional disorders of the joint can be used to assess if you need a prosthetic joint or whether surgery, which involves the removal of a portion of the pelvic bone, is needed. Determining the severity of pain in a damaged joint. The failure of the patient to make even the tiniest shift in body posture, which is a result of extreme discomfort in the joint with even the tiniest movement, is often an indicator for surgical intervention. In addition, when doing an x-ray test, the physician should determine the overall clinical picture, since the degree of the symptomatic manifestations of the damage does not correspond to the stage of severity of joint destruction. By comparing the clinical picture mentioned in medicine cases of disease incidence, you can decide how important hip prosthesis is in a specific case. Doctors frequently use a special scoring system developed by Harris to measure the likelihood of surgery, which includes a thorough evaluation of the patient’s condition. If the average rating on the Harris scale is less than 70%, a surgical procedure will be performed to replace the damaged joint with an artificial prosthesis. It is possible to distinguish a variety of diseases and pathologies for which it operation prosthetic hip joint by taking into consideration all of the characteristic features of damage assessment in the joint.
Despite the fact that in some cases, a replacement joint is the only way to relieve a patient’s pain, this operation, like any surgical intervention, has a long list of contraindications. Patients who had serious contraindications to a prosthetic hip joint are more likely to experience complications after the operation. If the advance was observed anomalies, any post-operative complications can be predicted and minimised. In certain situations, the existence of such factors may result in joint replacement not only failing to provide the expected results, but also posing a risk to human life. You should point out some of the most popular reasons why surgery isn’t a good idea. Disorders in the somatic system. Postoperative complications are more common in patients with serious chronic diseases. Furthermore, the introduction of anaesthesia and other complications during the procedure greatly increases the risk of adverse effects. A mental illness. The number of patients with mental illnesses who are unable to accurately determine the risks of surgery and conform to postoperative care and recovery. The presence of active infection foci as contraindications, foci of infection in the vicinity of the affected joint, as well as those located at a significant distance, may be considered. There is a lot of deep soft tissue injury. The presence of such damage renders postoperative recovery even more complicated, and it’s often hard to stick to the postoperative regimen, which can lead to complications. Only a trained physician can accurately assess the likelihood of surgery and the risk of experiencing a complication in the presence of such conditions. It can be used in a prosthesis of a different configuration depending on the severity of joint disease and the overall clinical image in different cases. You should also keep in mind that every artificial prosthetic joint has a limited lifespan, so you may need surgery at some point. Hip joint replacement can be done in four different ways. Hip replacement that is only partially functional. As part of the articular bed, the spine, and the femoral head are removed during surgery. The surgical procedure absolutely transforms the hip joint into a prosthesis in this embodiment. As a rule, articulate the bed is rekonstruiruet of materials like ceramics and metal. Glue or pins are used to secure it. A special pin is used to insert the femoral head prosthesis into the femoral bone. Following such an operation, a lengthy recovery period is needed. Hip replacement with a total joint replacement. Since it needs a complete hip replacement, this form of prosthesis is one of the most complicated. Total hip replacement is required when the hip bone and articulate bed have been completely destroyed during the course of the disease and restoration is not possible. Furthermore, when a patient’s weight reaches the average and partial joint replacement does not guarantee that the prosthesis will be able to withstand, complete joint replacement may be recommended. In addition, complete hip replacement may be recommended if the femur and articular bed are severely deformed. Arthroplasty (replacement of the articular surfaces). In certain situations, it may be assigned to a procedure aimed at resolving joint damage quickly. This procedure is only possible if the erosion is limited to the surface of the bed and the articular head of the hip bone. The only surgical exposure in such transactions is due to the artificial materials reinforcing the articular surface of the bed and the femoral head. Hip arthroplasty revision. This procedure is usually performed when an already implanted prosthesis has reached the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. If the prosthesis fails to work due to unexpected circumstances, such as injury to the prosthesis during a fall, revision surgery of the hip joint might be recommended until the artificial joint’s service life expires. Re hip replacement necessitates a high degree of expertise on the part of the doctor, as replacing an old prosthesis is a time-consuming procedure that necessitates extreme caution.