Gradual deterioration of cartilage that occurs in osteoarthritis is the most common reason for hip replacement surgery. Implanting an artificial joint eliminates pain and restores near-normal movement. It is done for patients suffering from arthritis. Hip replacement implant has the same parts as your own hip-a smooth ball of special metal is inserted with a stem with the bone canal, a cup of special plastic replaces the wore-out socket. Most commonly the implants are cemented (like a special glue in young patients, sometimes non-cemented implants are being tried but no definite proof that non-cemented is superior. Patient starts walking on the second day with walker, then with stick, putting weight on the ground. Rest of the program is as in the knee
HOSMAT Joint Replacement Center is headed by Dr. Thomas A Chandy - Chief of Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement Center who has had a rich experience expanding over 18 years in the U.S. He has successfully done 1700 Joint Replacement surgeries to date, 1000 in the U.S. and 500 at HOSMAT Joint Replacement Center at an average rate of 150 - 200 per year. HOSMAT Joint Replacement Center has been recognized by Johnson & Johnson for a Fellowship program, with one Fellow every 6 months. HOSMAT Joint Replacement Center has all the facilities which are mandatory for Joint Replacement surgeries to be undertaken. It is supported by excellent physiotherapy and occupational therapy staff.
Dr. Thomas A Chandy is a US Board certified Orthopaedic specialist who returned to Bangalore in 1993, after 20yrs in the US with vast experience in Joint Replacement & Orthopaedic Surgery.