The treatment approach for hip joint disorders and fractures depends on several factors, such as the patient's age, overall health, severity of the condition, and the presence of any underlying diseases.
Fixation techniques are commonly used to treat hip fractures. These involve realigning the fractured bone fragments and using screws, plates, rods, or nails to stabilise the fracture. The choice of fixation method depends on the fracture type and the surgeon's preference. The goal of fixation is to promote bone healing, restore joint function, and relieve pain. Sometimes, when you need to get stronger and be able to move around better, you might have to do rehabilitation and physical therapy.
In cases where hip joint disorders, such as severe arthritis, cannot be effectively managed with conservative measures, hip replacement surgery may be recommended. Total hip replacement involves removing the damaged joint surfaces and replacing them with artificial components made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. This procedure aims to alleviate pain, improve joint function, and enhance overall quality of life. Following hip replacement surgery, a period of rehabilitation is essential to optimise recovery and regain strength and mobility.