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Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Total Hip Replacement Surgery Cost in India

What is Hip Replacement Surgery?

  • Hip Replacement Surgery is a process where a surgeon replaces the damaged parts of the hip joint with parts that are made up of artificial materials. 

  • The artificial joint, that is called prosthesis, is made up of metal, ceramic and hard plastic.

  • If medications, lifestyle changes, and the use of walking supports provide no relief from pain, then one may consider hip replacement surgery. 

  • It is usually performed as a last resort when all other more-conservative treatments have not shown any effect.

Total Hip Replacement Surgery Cost in India

For A Patient From INDIA

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Starts From USD 4845
(Indian Rupees 348064.8)

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Approximate Total Cost For 24 Hour Holter Monitoring in India


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Why is it done?

Some conditions that can damage the hip joint thus necessitating hip replacement surgery include:

  • Osteoarthritis: Commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis damages the slick cartilage that covers the ends of bones and helps joints move smoothly.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Caused by an overactive immune system, rheumatoid arthritis produces a type of inflammation that can erode cartilage and occasionally underlying bone, resulting in damaged and deformed joints.

  • Osteonecrosis: If there is an inadequate blood supply to the ball portion of the hip joint, the bone may collapse and deform.


A person requires Hip Replacement Surgery under the following conditions:-

  • Constant pain in the hip area

  • Pain interferes with sleep

  • There is difficulty while walking

  • It gets difficult to move in or out of a chair

Diagnosis for Hip Replacement

Before surgery, the orthopedic surgeon shall examine the following:

  • Ask about the patient’s medical history and current medications.

  • Do a brief general physical examination to make sure that the patient is healthy enough to undergo surgery.

  • Examine the hip, paying attention to the range of motions in a joint and the strength of the surrounding muscles.

  • Order blood tests, an X-ray and maybe an MRI.


  • The procedure takes around one to one-and-a-half hour to complete and is performed under general anesthesia.

  • An incision is made over the front or side of the hip through the layers of tissue and the muscles are moved to connect them to the top of the thighbone, exposing the hip joint. 

  • The diseased and damaged bone and cartilage are removed, leaving healthy bone intact. 

  • The prosthetic socket is implanted into the pelvic bone, to replace the damaged socket.

  • The new ball part of the thighbone is then inserted into the socket part of the hip. A drain may be put in to help drain any fluid. The doctor then reattaches the muscles and closes the incision.

After Procedure

  • The patient will have to stay in the hospital for 6–8 days.

  • The Patient will have to stay in bed with a wedge-shaped cushion between the legs to keep the new hip joint in place

  • After the surgery, the patient is at increased risk of blood clots in the legs. Possible measures to prevent this complication include:

    • Early mobilization: The patient would be encouraged to sit up and even try walking with crutches or a walker soon after surgery. This may happen the same day as of surgery or on the following day.
    • Pressure application: Both during and after surgery, the patient may wear elastic compression stockings or inflatable air sleeves similar to a blood pressure cuff on lower legs. The pressure exerted by the inflated sleeves helps keep blood from pooling in the leg veins, reducing chances of clot formation.
    • Blood-thinning medication:  Oral blood thinner or injection may be prescribed after surgery. Depending on recovery and overall risk of blood clots, the blood thinners may be needed for several weeks after surgery.
  • Complete recovery can take 6-12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Total Hip Replacement Surgery


Q. What is the total hip replacement cost in India?

The average total hip replacement cost in India is between 5500-8000 USD. However, various factors like travel, the origin of traveler, accommodation, and condition of the patient can affect the total cost. 

Q. How long is the patient required to have bandage after the surgery?

The patient is required to have a bandage for about 1 week after hip replacement surgery. The bandage is required to be changed every day and if needed, the patient may wear it longer to protect the incision from infection.

Q. What is the success rate for hip replacements Surgery?

Total hip replacement surgery in India has a high rate of success. Failure usually happens due to the loosening of an artificial ball that it is placed in the femur, or loosening of the socket.

Q. What happens if the hip replacements Surgery fails?

When the hip replacement surgery fails, revision surgery is performed. 

Q. Does it require a blood transfusion?

Yes, a patient may require a blood transfusion.

Q. Does it cause scarring?

Yes, as it is a surgical process, it will lead to scarring. There will be a 6-8 inches long scar on the side of your hip.

Q. How long does the total hip replacement surgery in India last?

Hip Replacement surgery usually lasts for about 10–15 years.  However, it varies from patient to patient. 

Q. What are the side effects of Hip Replacement Surgery?

  • Blood clots can form in the leg veins after surgery.
  • It may lead to infections at the site of incision and in the deeper tissue near the new hip. 
  • It may also lead to the fracture of healthy parts of the hip joint.
  • It may cause the ball of the new joint to dislocate. 


Q. What are the precautions to be taken?

  • Patients are usually allowed to do activities that can be ensured by them after hip replacement surgery.
  • Walking and other usual days to day activities are allowed. However, aggressive undertakings like running, sports, and gymming should be avoided at all costs.
  • Avoid crossing the legs or ankles while sitting, standing, or lying down.
  • Pulling of leg up above the waist or bending down beyond the waist. This may lead to hip flexion.  


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