Hip Replacement Surgery in Turkey

Hip joint replacement was previously considered a complex surgical intervention. As you know, hip joint replacement in the world is carried out using various technologies – classical and minimally invasive. Total hip replacement (total arthroplasty), consists of placing an artificial acetabulum and femoral head (composite materials: stainless steel or titanium and dense polyethylene). Endoprosthesis is one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries in Turkish hospitals today. To replace a diseased joint, the patient should be in the hospital for about 5 days and under the supervision of a doctor for at least 2 weeks. After that, it is necessary to re-examine with an x-ray after six months, and then every year.

What is the advantage of operations carried out in Turkey?

  1. Minimal impact on muscles, ligaments, nerves and large blood vessels surrounding the joint.
  2. Lack of blood loss.
  3. Use of endoprostheses, selected taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient.
  4. Significant reduction in the period of taking painkillers after surgery.
  5. The patient can get up and walk with a cane immediately after the operation, drive a car after 8-10 days.
  6. Rehabilitation begins the next day after the operation, first in the ward, then in a specialized department of the hospital, under the supervision of a rehabilitation therapist.
  7. The risk of subsequent lameness is minimized.
  8. The seam does not exceed 7-8 cm, it looks very aesthetically pleasing.

Turkish surgeons use a variety of approaches for hip arthroplasty. In particular, the minimally invasive method performed through the gluteus muscle is applied. Muscle fibers and nerves are retracted (practically without dissection). This preserves the integrity and functionality of the muscles, it leaves only a small scar after the operation. Patients undergoing minimally invasive hip arthroplasty in Turkey can walk the next day and undergo quick and painless rehabilitation.

Types of hip implant fixation in Turkey

A complete hip replacement can be fixed using cement or a rod embedded in bone. Fixing the prosthesis with bone cement ensures rapid restoration and full functionality of the joint. Doctors will be allowed to walk on the first day after surgery. Again, cemented prostheses are not recommended if implant replacement may be required in the future. Therefore, this method is recommended for elderly patients or patients with very low bone density (osteoporosis).

It will be more profitable for a young and active patient to prefer a recessed prosthesis. The body of the hip implant, it has a rough surface that facilitates the natural growth of the bone structure within its cavities. This method provides reliable fixation of the prosthesis and even allows you to play sports after full rehabilitation.