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Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery in IRAN

Hip replacement surgery in Iran involves removing parts of the hip joint that are causing problems – usually the ball and socket – and replacing them with new parts made from metal, plastic or ceramic.
The most common reason for having a hip replacement is osteoarthritis. Other possible reasons include rheumatoid arthritis, a hip fracture or hip dysplasia; a condition where the hip joint hasn’t developed properly.
Many thousands of people have hip replacement surgery each year in Iran.It usually brings great benefits in terms of reduced pain, improved mobility and a better quality of life.
It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. The procedure should relieve a painful hip joint, making walking easier.

But as with all surgery, it's important to think about the possible risks and to discuss them with your surgeon before you decide to go ahead.

Why you should choose IRAN for hip replacement surgery?

Iran is highly advanced in the field of orthopedic science, and is ranked fifth in the world in orthopedic surgeries after Britain, Canada, the United States and one of the two European countries.due to the need of society, the technicality of the operation, the need for technology and the availability of extensive techniques, has been able to grow within Iran due to its extensive experience in war time for orthopedic injuries, accidents, and war incidents.

Best candidates for hip replacement in IRAN

Most often, people who suffer from chronic hip pain because of any of the reasons described previously are the ones who are recommended to undergo total hip replacement. The pain, however, should be severe enough to interfere with the daily routine of the patient.

Moreover, hip replacement surgery in iran is recommended only when other treatment options fail to work, including medications, physical therapy and change of lifestyle. Therefore,Total hip replacement helps improve motility, quality of life and day-to-day functioning while eliminating pain altogether.

Risks and complications

The advances made in the field of medical technology have greatly reduced the number of complications that the patients used to experience right after hip replacement surgery. However, there are still some risks and complications of total hip replacement that a patient may suffer from after the surgery, even though the chances are minimal.

The following are some of the hip replacement surgery risks and complications:
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Infection
  • Reaction to Artificial Hip Joint
  • Need for Revision Surgery
  • Blood Clots
  • Heterotopic Bone Formation
  • Redness, Swelling and Inflammation

Preparing for Surgery

If you decide to have hip replacement surgery, your orthopaedic surgeon may ask you to have a complete physical examination by your primary care doctor before your surgical procedure. This is needed to make sure you are healthy enough to have the surgery and complete the recovery process. Many patients with chronic medical conditions, like heart disease, may also be evaluated by a specialist, such a cardiologist, before the surgery.
If you are overweight, your doctor may ask you to lose some weight before surgery to minimize the stress on your new hip and possibly decrease the risks of surgery


The success of your surgery will depend in large measure on how well you follow your orthopaedic surgeon's instructions regarding home care during the first few weeks after surgery.

Wound Care

You may have stitches or staples running along your wound or a suture beneath your skin. The stitches or staples will be removed approximately 2 weeks after surgery.

Avoid getting the wound wet until it has thoroughly sealed and dried. You may continue to bandage the wound to prevent irritation from clothing or support stockings.


Some loss of appetite is common for several weeks after surgery. A balanced diet, often with an iron supplement, is important to promote proper tissue healing and restore muscle strength. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids.


Exercise is a critical component of home care, particularly during the first few weeks after surgery. You should be able to resume most normal light activities of daily living within 3 to 6 weeks following surgery. Some discomfort with activity and at night is common for several weeks.

Your activity program should include:
  • A graduated walking program to slowly increase your mobility, initially in your home and later outside
  • Resuming other normal household activities, such as sitting, standing, and climbing stairs
  • Specific exercises several times a day to restore movement and strengthen your hip. You probably will be able to perform the exercises without help, but you may have a physical therapist help you at home or in a therapy center the first few weeks after surgery

Cost of hip replacement in IRAN

Hip replacement surgery in Iran is a common orthopaedic procedure, not only preferred by patients in Iran but those from abroad as well. Hip replacement cost in Iran is just a fraction of what it costs in other Western countries, including the US and UK.
This is the major reason why Iran has emerged as a hub for orthopaedic surgeries for the medical tourists. On an average, a medical tourist ends up spending 50 to 70 percent less amount when they decide to travel to Iran for hip replacement or for that matter any other orthopaedic surgery.

Total hip replacement cost in the US is around $39,000. On the other hand, the cost of hip replacement surgery in Iran is just around $6,000. The total cost may depend on several other factors such as the duration of stay, choice of hospital and choice of city for treatment.

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