CASE REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

Helena Ashmore Helena Ashmore R/o UK aged 80 years had her total hip operation done in the UK. After her operation, she had several complications as she suffered from another disease called Myositis for which she was advised radiotherapy. She was refused any type of surgery in the UK. Meanwhile,her hip continued to worsen and pain increased. She came to us hoping for an alternative. A revision uncemented total hip replacement was done, and she was discharged from the hospital. She has is now walking comfortably on her new hip.

Personal Testimonial: I have been overwhelmed by the kindness of everyone during my stay. I cannot express my gratitude for all of those who have been involved. If I had not found Dr. Shekhar through Medindia Connect, I would not be walking. A big thanks to you and bless you all.

(September 2011)

Mrs_Atsloom_Mohd_Ahmed_Al_MushaikhiMrs.Al-Mushaikhi R/o Oman aged 82 years came to us with severe arthritis of her shoulder joint. She had complete stiffness of her shoulder and could not move it. This type of arthritis is very rare and it required a special type of surgery. She received a total shoulder replacement, which after surgery, successfully allowed her to move her shoulder again. After 6 days stay at the hospital, she was discharged and was on a flight back to Oman.

Her Son’s (Dr.Khalid Al-Mushaikhi) testimonial: I would like to express my thanks to Dr.Shekhar and his team for his keen attention and staff cooperation. My stay here was very comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful and service levels were extremely good. My thanks to all.

(July 2012)

SameeraSamira 20 yrs old girl from Kabul, Afganistan had a dysplastic hip from birth resulting in shortening of the limb. She had started to develop pain due to degenerative arthritis in the last few years. Fusion of the hip was tried at Kabul but did not cure her of the pain. She underwent successful Total Hip Replacement by a special approach. After the surgery she regained her movements at the hip and the length of the leg increased. She is now able to walk without support and cane.

Personal Testimonial: I am extremely happy that I got this surgery done, as now I have no problem with walking and I no longer need a walker. There is no pain as well. The doctors were excellent and extremely helpful. God bless all of you.”

(August 2011)

SHOULD I HAVE A TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT ?

Total hip replacement is an elective operation. All your doubts mustbe cleared and all your questions must be answered before you takethe decision for this surgery. Before deciding in favor of surgery youmust consider your disability, risk of surgery and the benefits you arelikely to gain. In the end the decision for surgery should be yoursrather than of your Surgeon alone.

If you still have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

GUIDELINES FOR HOME AFTER DISCHARGE

Medicines: You must follow them as mentioned in your dischargesummary.Activity / Therapy: At home you will be required to follow the sameprotocol as has been explained during the hospital stay. If you donot feel confidant you may call a physical therapist at home to helpyou become independent in walking, going up and down stairs,getting in and out of bed, and doing exercises to improve the rangeof motion and strengthen your hip joint.

Care of wound: Do not try to interfere with your dressing or wet yourhip area till stitches are out. They are usually removed two weeksafter the operation.

Do call your Surgeon if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Increased hip pain
  • ŸPain or swelling in calf or leg
  • ŸUnusual redness, heat ordrainage at the incision site
  • ŸTrouble in breathing; shortness of breath
  • ŸFever over 100 degrees F

Return to work: You can usually return to work approx. after 2- 3months or as advised by your surgeon. Car driving etc. is possibleafter 2-3 months.

RESTRICTIONS AFTER TOTAL HIP SURGERY

After the Conventional Total Hip operation few precautions need tobe ollowed strictly:

  • Do not cross your leg.
  • Do not bend the operated hip excessively.
  • Do not twist the operated leg in or out.
  • Do not roll or lie on un-operated side without pillow in between the legs.
  • Do not squat or sit cross leg.
  • Do not use Indian type commode.

Sitting cross leg and squatting after the surgery

You may be allowed to sit cross legged depending on your musclestrength and overall level of fitness. However, squatting is usually notadvised. Your doctor will let you know what is suitable for you.