Total Hip Replacement

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Procedure Description

Total Hip Replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure aimed at relieving pain and restoring function in the hip joint. The procedure involves the removal of damaged cartilage and bone in the hip joint and replacing them with artificial components made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. A THR is often recommended for patients who experience chronic hip pain and loss of function due to conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, among others.

Although this procedure is highly effective for treating severe hip pain and mobility issues, it is generally considered the last option when other treatments such as medication, lifestyle changes, and less invasive procedures fail to bring relief. It can be life-altering, allowing people to regain a level of mobility that enhances the quality of their lives. In particular, older adults can find new vigor through a total hip replacement, often leading to greater overall health and longevity.

Patients opting for a THR usually undergo several tests and screenings to determine their suitability for the surgery. Factors such as general health, age, and severity of the condition are taken into account to evaluate if the procedure is the most appropriate treatment route.

Procedure Duration

A typical Total Hip Replacement procedure lasts about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the case and the techniques used. The patient is generally required to stay in the hospital for a few days post-surgery, varying from 2 to 5 days. Physical therapy often starts the day after the procedure to encourage mobility and initiate the recovery process.

Recovery time can vary depending on several factors, including the patient's age, overall health, and how well they follow postoperative care guidelines. The initial phase of recovery can take 4 to 6 weeks, during which the patient might require walking aids like crutches or a walker. Full recovery often takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months but could extend up to a year for some individuals.

It's essential for patients to follow a strict rehabilitation program, including physical therapy and medication, to ensure a successful recovery and to maximize the benefits of the new hip joint. Failure to adhere to the recommended postoperative care may lead to complications and reduce the effectiveness of the procedure.


  • Cost Savings: Medical tourism can offer significant cost savings on THR procedures compared to undergoing the same operation in countries with higher healthcare costs.
  • Expertise: Some international healthcare facilities specialize in orthopedic surgeries, offering high-quality care from experienced professionals.
  • Advanced Technology: Medical tourists often find access to cutting-edge technologies and treatments that may not be readily available in their home country.

Potential Destinations

  • India: Known for its highly-skilled orthopedic surgeons and state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Thailand: Offers a blend of high-quality healthcare services and a popular tourist destination.
  • Germany: Renowned for its technical precision and high standards in medical care.

Risks & Considerations

  • Travel Logistics: Consider the complexity of traveling post-surgery, including long flights and potential exposure to infections.
  • Legal & Ethical Issues: Familiarize yourself with the medical laws and practices of the destination country.
  • Quality Assurance: Not all medical facilities abroad meet the stringent standards of care found in some developed countries.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Certifications & Accreditations: Look for internationally-recognized certifications or accreditations that verify the facility's standards.
  • Patient Testimonials & Reviews: These can provide valuable insights into the quality of care you can expect.
  • Consultation: Speak directly with the surgeon or medical team who will be performing your procedure to assess their expertise and your comfort level with them.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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