Total Hip Replacement
The ball & socket joint of the hip is replaced in this procedure.
After your anaesthetic you are positioned onto your non affected side. An incision is made over the side/ back of the thigh. The hip joint is accessed with deeper dissection. The ball and socket are the taken apart by dislocating the ball out of the socket.
The articular surface of the acetabulum (the socket of the hip joint) is tidied up using special reamers and an artificial socket of the appropriate size is implanted
The femoral head (ball of the hip joint) is excised and an artificial ball is implanted. To hold this ball within the socket a metal implant is attached to the ball which is fitted into the top of the femur (thigh bone) and is called the stem.
X-ray of a total hip replacement
The hip is then closed in the layers it was opened in and you shall leave theatre and be taken to the recovery area. Subsequently you shall then return to the ward and as long as there are no side effects of the anaesthetic you shall be encouraged to walk the same evening of your operation.
Mr Jamil uses an enhanced recovery protocol that enables you to get going earlier. This protocol starts in theatre with the anaesthetic agents and involves a specific regime of local anaesthetic infiltration during the procedure and specific guided therapy from the nurses and physiotherapists after the operation.
After 1 - 3 days of recovery in hospital you shall be ready to be discharged home.