What is Hip Prosthesis?
In cases of arthritis-arthrosis of the hip joint or rheumatism, fracture, and reduced nutrition of the head of the "femur," one of the bones that make up the hip joint, artificial implants are used to replace the bone and cartilage structures that make up the joint. When does a hip prosthesis become necessary? Hip prosthesis is used when non-surgical treatment methods (physical therapy, medication, or injection therapy) are insufficient, and hip movement limitation and pain interfere with the patient's daily life activities (climbing stairs, foot care-restriction in wearing socks, and difficulty walking long distances) and sleep patterns. When can I resume normal activities after hip replacement? Rehabilitation begins around 4-5 hours following surgery.Activities such as walking, climbing stairs, etc. can be started on the same day or on the 1st day after surgery with a single or double cane cane. The canadian cane is used between 2-6 weeks depending on the increase in the patient's muscle strength. What is the Success Rate after Hip Prosthesis Surgery, What is the Duration of Use of Hip Prostheses? Hip prostheses can effectively provide movement and function between 15-35 years, regardless of the choice of surface. In studies, it has been reported that a fully active prosthesis can be used successfully for more than 15 years with a 94-96% success rate. What is Knee Replacement? Knee prosthesis surgery is an open surgical method in which the cartilage and bone structure on the joint faces are prepared with appropriate guides and replaced with artificial joint faces in advanced or end-stage knee joint arthritis. Depending on the anatomical region of the patient's joint calcification and the level of calcification, it can be applied in a part of the knee (unicondylar) or in the entire knee joint (total prosthesis). When is a knee prosthesis needed? It is applied in cases where increased pain and decreased joint movement as a result of severe deterioration in the knee joint cartilage disrupt the patient's daily life activities (difficulty in going up and down stairs and walking) and sleep patterns. When is the return to daily activities after knee replacement? Rehabilitation starts 4-5 hours after the surgery. With the help of a single or double cane, activities such as walking, climbing stairs, sitting on the toilet are started on the same day or on the 1st day after surgery. The canadian cane is left between 1-6 weeks depending on the increase in the patient's muscle strength and the application of unilateral or bilateral knee prosthesis. What is the Success Rate after Knee Replacement Surgery, What is the Duration of Use of Knee Prostheses? The knee prostheses used today are expected to last between 25-30 years after surgery. Patients' satisfaction rate and prosthesis durability after knee prosthesis surgery have been reported to be 95% in 10 years and over 80% in follow-ups of more than twenty years.