Replacement (CHR) is an excellent cure option for people in
their advanced stage of the degenerative hip disease. A CHR
for these patients can bring a considerable decrease in pain
with most of the patients regaining all the normal range of
motions and their physical capability after the completion
of the recuperative process.
Total Hip Joint Replacement is only done when patients
undergoing non-operative treatments fail to achieve respite
from arthritis symptoms. Under a CHR, the procedure actually
involves surgically removing the arthritic parts of the
joint (cartilage & bone), replacing the "ball & socket" part
of the joint with artificial components prepared from metal
alloys, and inserting high-performance bearing surface
between the metal parts.
After the operative procedure, a patient usually gets to
spend some days in the hospital (5 to 10 days at the max in
most cases. Post surgery, most of the patients have to use a
walker for an initial period of 4-6 weeks, later on, they
would resort to walking with the help of a walking stick for
another 4-6 weeks before they can start their normal
movement without any help or support.