Hip surgery – all you need to know

event 28.08.2017.

The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the human body, located relatively deep under layers of fat and muscle tissue and a solid joint capsule.

The most common cause of problems in the hip area is a progressive degenerative disease of the joint cartilage, known as arthrosis or osteoarthritis of the hip joint. At Aksis Special Hospital, we apply arthroscopic hip surgeries to patients whose hip problems reduce their quality of life and limit their physical activities, which can postpone the need for replacement for a certain period of time. Through several small approaches, it is possible to smooth the damaged cartilage surface, increase the range of motion of the joint, and solve part of the labrum or “meniscal hip” disease.

Arthroscopy of the hip is a surgical technique in which we use a special camera and special instruments and perform the surgical procedure through several small approaches, which avoids the resection of muscles and bones, and the procedure itself is performed on a special operating table for stretching and traction of the leg. Recovery after such operations is much faster compared to classic methods, and there is a lower risk of complications.

Nowadays, a whole range of conditions and diseases such as damage to the labrum, damage to the ligament of the femoral head, and extraction of free and foreign articular bodies is successfully treated arthroscopically in the hip.

Preoperative scan – severe damage to the hip of a 38-year-old man
Postoperative image 2 months after surgery, the patient feels great

In the event that the joint is too affected by the degenerative process, we replace the damaged hip joint with a state-of-the-art implant according to the needs of each of our patients using minimally invasive operative techniques.

At Aksis Special Hospital, the patient will be fitted with the best possible prosthesis adequate to his age, activity, and medically indicated condition; the patient will be treated with care, conscientiousness, and professionalism as befits the patient’s condition. The procedure is characterized by small incisions and minimal damage to structures near the hip joint, resulting in reduced postoperative pain and accelerated recovery. On the very first day, our physiotherapists will begin rehabilitation with the goal of returning patients to their desired activities and lifestyle as soon as possible.

Due to the minimally invasive procedures, the period of stay in our hospital after installing a total hip endoprosthesis is only 3 postoperative days, which is in accordance with the most modern standards in the world. After these 3 days, our patients leave the Special Hospital for further rehabilitation or go to their homes because they are able to perform rehabilitation on an outpatient basis.