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Hip replacement surgery in Tunisia : Cost of a total hip replacement in Tunisia

Hip replacement Tunisia: what is the hip replacement operation in Tunisia?

Hip replacement is an operation used to treat osteoarthritis of the hip. It consists of replacing one of the joint surfaces of the hip (head or acetabulum) when the cartilage has worn away. In some cases, both surfaces have to be replaced.

Hip replacement is intended for people over the age of 50 who suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. A total hip replacement can also be recommended in the case of a femoral neck fracture or necrosis of the femoral head.

Hip replacement is usually considered when drug treatments are unable to reduce pain and restore optimal mobility to the hip.

Hip replacements consist of a head and neck, just like the femur.

Cost of hip replacement in Tunisia ?

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Hip replacement in Tunisia: what you need to know before you start

In this orthopedic surgery procedure, the first step is the pre-operative check-up. This is a clinical, blood and radiological check-up that must be complete. The surgeon must make sure that your health condition allows the installation of a hip prosthesis. He must also inform you of the risks, the recovery time and the cost of the operation.

How is the hip replacement surgery performed in Tunisia?

Hip replacement surgery can be performed under general or epidural anesthesia. The procedure lasts between 1 and 2 hours, and requires about 5 days of hospitalization.

The orthopedic surgeon begins by making a short incision (8 to 10 cm) in the posterior external part of the buttocks, then progresses slowly until he reaches the joint. The joint is then dislocated to facilitate the surgeon’s task.

The surgeon then proceeds to section (very carefully and precisely) the femoral head and neck. The acetabulum is also cut and prepared by a series of milling operations.

Once the damaged joint areas have been removed, the hip prosthesis can be inserted and the incision re-sewn with absorbable sutures.

The patient is allowed to sit on a chair from the second day after the operation.

The redon drains (placed under the scar to suck out blood and avoid a hematoma) will be removed on the third day.

You will use crutches to walk from the first days. It is recommended to resume walking as soon as possible to avoid the risk of phlebitis.

Re-education is necessary in order to gradually regain perfect mobility. It starts at the clinic and continues for 2 to 4 weeks after leaving the clinic. It is done with a physiotherapist, either in a specialized center or at home.

Certain rules of life must be respected during the first months in order to avoid the risk of the prosthesis becoming dislocated. Certain leg positions should be avoided (such as crossing the legs).

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