total hip replacement

Total Hip Replacement Surgery in Singapore - What is it?

Total Hip Replacement Surgery (THR) is deemed the most successful operation in this century and it is the only reliable and reproducible treatment option for the severely damaged hip joint in Singapore. The hip joint can be damaged due to various causes such as Osteoarthritis (OA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Avascular Necrosis (AVN), Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), fracture and infection.

Who Needs Total Hip Replacement Surgery in Singapore?

Symptoms of hip joint problem are typically pain (felt at the groin area or side of the hip joint), stiffness (patient will have great difficulty trying to tie shoelaces or cutting toe nails), limb shortening and an abnormal swaying walking pattern.

How does Total Hip Replacement Surgery in Singapore Help You

In Singapore, Total Hip Replacement Surgery (THR) can effectively eliminate the pain, restore the mobility and function of the hip joint as well as equalising the limb length. After successful rehabilitation, the function of the patient will greatly improve – the patient would be able to walk normally on flat ground, walk up and down a slope, climb stairs, cycle, swim, get in and out of a car normally.

Advanced Medical Technology

It comprises of the acetabular component, femoral stem and the articulating surfaces. The longevity of the implants can further improve with advanced surface technologies such as Ceramic (Biolox®)/highly cross-linked polyethylene.

The accuracy of total hip replacement surgery in Singapore can be further improved with Robotic Surgery (Makoplasty®) .

Patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery in Singapore using this technique will undergo a pre-op ct scan of the lower limb, all the important parameters in the lower limb are then captured and entered into the computer. These data will then merged with the real-life anatomical landmarks of the patient on the surgical table, and the surgeon can use this robotic arm to perform the hip replacement surgery to pin point accuracy.

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