Cost of Hip Replacement in iran
Cost of Hip Replacement in Iran
The hip and knee replacement program in Iran features a team of orthopedic specialists highly skilled in joint replacement procedures.
We at Iran Medical Tours will guide you through every step, from presurgical education to postsurgical care and physical therapy. Our goal is to return you to your desired level of activity as soon as possible. The cost of total hip arthroplasty in Iran is 3000-4500 USD.
What is a hip replacement?
Hip replacement, also called hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to address hip pain. The surgery replaces parts of the hip joint with artificial implants. The hip joint consists of a ball (at the top of the femur, also known as the thigh bone) and a socket (in the pelvis, also known as the hip bone). Hip replacement surgery includes the replacement of one or both parts. The goal of the procedure is to allow you to resume daily activities and exercise with less pain.
During hip replacement, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of the hip joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal, ceramic, and very hard plastic. This artificial joint (prosthesis) helps reduce pain and improve function.
Also called total hip arthroplasty, hip replacement surgery might be an option if hip pain interferes with daily activities and nonsurgical treatments haven’t helped or are no longer effective. Arthritis damage is the most common reason to need a hip replacement.
Who can benefit from a hip replacement?
Your doctor may recommend hip replacement if you have significant pain, inflammation and damage to your hip joint due to conditions such as:
Osteoarthritis (most common)
Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)
An injury such as hip fracture
Tumor in the hip joint
How do you know if you need a hip replacement?
When your quality of life suffers due to hip pain, it may be time for hip replacement. Signs of declining quality of life include:
Inability to get restful sleep because of pain
Difficulty doing simple tasks such as getting dressed or climbing stairs
Inability to fully participate in the activities you enjoy
At first, your doctor may recommend other treatments such as medicine for pain or inflammation, walking aids, joint injections, and physical therapy. If these measures do not relieve pain and stiffness, hip replacement surgery may be necessary to restore function and improve quality of life.
Types of Hip Replacement Surgery
Several factors help determine the type of hip replacement you may need. Your doctor will consider each of the following when planning your care.
Total and Partial Hip Replacement: Which parts need to be replaced?
During total hip replacement (total hip arthroplasty), both the ball and the socket are replaced. A partial hip replacement only replaces the ball (the head of the femur).
Parts of a Hip Replacement Implant (Hip Prosthesis)
The hip replacement implant, also called a hip prosthesis, has two parts:
A ceramic ball attached to a metal stem, which is inserted into the thigh bone (femur) for stability
A metal cup (typically made of titanium) with an inner plastic layer is attached to the socket part of the hip joint (acetabulum) to allow the prosthetic joint to rotate smoothly
In the past, the ball was made of metal as well, but the current standard is ceramic.
Types of Socket Implant Attachment
An uncemented prosthesis attaches to a porous surface, which allows the bone to grow over time and hold it in place.
A cemented prosthesis attaches with bone cement.
Both uncemented and cemented approaches can work well to secure the implant. As hip replacement techniques have evolved over the years, the cement used has improved, as have methods to encourage natural bone re-growth.
For some hip replacements, the surgeon will combine methods. He or she might prefer to use cement on the femoral stem while using an uncemented attachment on the socket piece that fits into the hip bone.
Can you get both hips replaced at the same time?
Both left and right hips can be replaced during a single surgery. A double hip replacement is also called a bilateral hip replacement. If you are having issues with both hips, your doctor might recommend a double hip replacement if you are in good health and can tolerate a longer surgery and a more challenging recovery.
How long does a hip replacement surgery take?
On average, hip replacement surgeries last about two hours. A partial hip replacement might require less time, and a double hip replacement may take longer. Complications during surgery might also extend the surgery time.
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