Total hip replacement

Total hip replacement

Hip problems have several causes including aging, arthritis or fracture after a fall or accident. The pain can be a sign of future problems which may cause complications in your other hip or knee and spine joints. Medical treatment should be received sooner rather than later to prevent further problems and to resume your active lifestyle.
How can I tell if I need my hip joint replaced?
To determine if hip replacement surgery is necessary, a specialist will examine your joint and take x-rays or other tests. Constant pain and reduced mobility including difficulty in walking or climbing stairs are typical danger signs. Preliminary steps to treat hip problems include walking aids (braces and canes), physical therapy, exercise routines and medication to ease arthritis or reduce pain. If these measures are unable to control or dissipate the pain, surgery is the long-term solution.
What is a new hip joint like?
What is a new hip joint like?

A new joint, called a total hip prosthesis (THP) can be made of plastic, metal, ceramic or a combination such as ceramic-ceramic, metal-metal or metal-plastic. It may or not be cemented into place, your bone growing into it. Both methods may be combined to keep the new joint in place. The material used depends on patient age and what surgeons recommend.

A cemented joint is most often used in older patients, who do not move as much and for people with “weak” bones.

An uncemented joint is recommended for younger, more active patients and those with good bone quality. These patients can handle better the longer healing process necessary for bones to grow and attach to the new joint.

New joints generally last a minimum of fifteen years. Therefore, younger patients may need to have the same damaged joint replaced more than once.
Do many people have their joints replaced?
Joint replacement is fast becoming a common procedure to improve the lives of these with joint problems. Annually in America alone, 435,000 patients have their hips and knees replaced. Research has shown that joint replacement surgery is effective and increases mobility, no matter at what age.
How will the surgery be performed?

The orthopaedic surgeon will carefully replace the damaged joint with prosthesis.

What kind of anaesthesia will be needed?
Anaesthesia is administered to block pain either in one part of the body (regional) or throughout the whole body (general).
How long will surgery take?
The length depends on the patient, how badly the joint is damaged and the method adopted, but should generally not take more than two hours.
Will I feel pain afterwards?
Pain can be expected, medication being prescribed. A few weeks or months may be required until the body is fully healed, the muscles have strengthened and the pain disappears.
How long is recovery?

Following surgery, you will be moved to a recovery room for one to two hours until you are awake or the numbness dissipates. Within twenty-four hours, you should be able to walk with the assistance of crutches and begin physiotherapy. A detailed rehabilitation programme will be explained to you by our physical therapist, including performing daily exercises to recover the range of motion and strengthen weakened muscles.

A minimum of eight nights in hospital are required. Any additional time in the hospital is a matter for discussion between you and your team of doctors. Elderly patients and those with other problems can expect to spend a few more nights before being discharged. All patients are advised to refrain from flying for three weeks after surgery as extended periods of sitting can lead to thrombosis.

On return home, it is very important to follow your surgeon's advice on diet, medication and exercise to ensure that your surgery is a success. While 90 per cent of joint replacement surgeries are considered successful, some patients may experience complications. In the event of pain or mobility issues, talk to your doctors.

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Total Hip Replacement (ceramic) Surgery & Leisure Combo

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Ear & Leisure Combo Package

Are you searching for a safe, reliable and high-quality destination for your surgery or medical treatment but at the same time want to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of a travel hotspot? Look no further! We have the most suitable packages for you right here in Vietnam!

We can offer you the most professional surgery/ treatment + relaxing leisure combo programs, in conjunction with Buffalo Tours, a leading and award-wining tour operator in Vietnam. Packages can also be tailor-made to your own special desires.

Please note that all of our packages & prices are estimates only and that durations can vary, depending on the timing of your admission, your surgery/treatment and your condition to fly back home. In some cases your doctor might restrict you from certain activities and the below package might not be suitable for you.

Below follows an example of a package:

  • Day 01
    Arrival, welcome and airport pick-up by Buffalo Tours Representative. Transfer to Renaissance Riverside Hotel 5* (www.renaissance-saigon.com) for check-in and rest.
    Overnight at Renaissance
  • Day 02
    Transfer to FV Hospital for first consultation(s)/tests.
    After first consultation(s)/tests, transfer back to Renaissance, stay overnight.
  • Day 03-11
    Transfer to FV Hospital for hospitalisation and surgery.
  • Day 11-33
    Transfer from FV Hospital to Thao Dien Village (www.thaodienvillage.com).
    Relax and enjoy the natural setting and tranquil atmosphere of the Thao Dien riverside complex. Choose from delicious European, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese cuisine at the complex’s four restaurants.

    FV hospital for post-discharge consultation (after recommended days by doctor).
  • Day 34
    Transfer to airport for flight back home
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Total Hip Replacement Surgery

  • Non ceramic: US$6,600 - US$8,000
  • Ceramic: US$8,500 - US$10,350

The package includes:

  • Pre-operative consultations and tests
  • Hospitalisation
  • Surgical procedure
  • Doctor fees
  • Regular treatment and tests during hospitalisation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Discharge treatment
  • Follow-up consultation
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