Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced with artificial components to relieve pain and restore function.

It is a surgical procedure in which the diseased or damaged portions of the hip joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis).

During this procedure, the surgeon removes the head of femur, also known as the ball of your thighbone. The surgeon then attaches a metal or ceramic prosthesis to your pelvic bone. The prosthesis works just like a normal hip joint, but it will not dislocate.

The goal is to relieve pain and allow more normal function for everyday activities. It may also help reduce the risk of bone fractures in the future.

When a hip replacement is needed ?

A hip replacement is the surgical procedure in which a diseased or damaged hip joint is replaced with artificial components. This can happen for various reasons, such as arthritis from wear and tear from aging, from a condition called avascular necrosis due to a lack of blood supply, or from an injury.

Conditions that can damage the hip joint, sometimes making hip replacement surgery necessary, include:

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

  • Rheumatoid arthritis : Rheumatoid arthritis is what happens when you have an overactive immune system, causing chronic inflammation to occur in the body. It can eventually damage and deform joints, leading to limited mobility.

  • Osteonecrosis : If the joints don’t have enough blood they can collapse or deform, most commonly with a fracture or dislocation.

Who is offered hip replacement surgery ?

Hip replacements are major surgery, so they are only recommended if other treatments have failed. The surgery is often used to alleviate pain and correct deformities such as arthritis, which can limit daily activities like walking or climbing stairs.

You may be offered hip replacement surgery if:

  • You have severe pain, swelling and stiffness in your hip joint and your mobility is reduced.
  • Difficulty in doing daily life activity.
  • Increased in age.
Types of Hip Replacement Surgery

There are 2 main types of surgery:

  • Total Hip Replacement (Most common) – Both sides of your hip joint is replaced with artificial implants.
  • Partial Hip Replacement – Only 1 side of your joint is replaced. This is common for thosed who have factured their hips.

Dr. Ambarish Saraf will talk with you about the types of hip replacement surgery and suggest you with best treatment plan. He has done many hip replacement in Vikroli with complete recovery.

Preparing for Hip Replacement Surgery

A pre-operative assessment will be taken by Dr. Ambarish Saraf to know about your past medical history. Proper guidance will be given to patient on what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Patients are usually required to stay in hospital for 2-3 days afterwards before being discharged. They may be prescribed painkillers but should not drive or operate heavy machinery for 6 weeks post-surgery. It is recommended that patients should avoid climbing stairs or lifting heavy objects for at least 6 weeks after surgery too. With Dr. Ambarish Saraf’s 18 years of experience he is providing the best hip replacement treatment in Vikhroli, Mumbai 

Recovering from hip replacement surgery

You’ll usually be in hospital for 2 to 3 days, but recovery times can vary. Once you’re able to be discharged, we will give you advice about how to take care of your hip at home. You may need to use a frame or crutches at first and a physiotherapist will show you exercises to help strengthen your hip.

Most people recover from surgery and can stop using walking aids after about six weeks. They can start driving again around six to eight weeks, and will experience a full recovery in a few years as the scar tissue heals and their muscles are restored. Mentioning that a small number of people might take longer is also an option.

Risks of hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a common operation and most people do not have complications. However, as with any operation, there are risks as well as benefits.

Complications are rare but may include:

  • Infection 
  • Blood clot

Dr. Ambarish Saraf is the best hip replacement surgeon in Vikhroli east with his 18 years of experience he has always achieve success among all his surgeries.

Dr. Ambarish Saraf


MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic
Surgery Orthopedist
Joint Replacement Surgeon

Dr. Ambarish Saraf is among the leading orthopaedic surgeon in Vikhroli , Mumbai. He has 18 years of experience in hip replacement surgery in Vikhroli . He will assess your condition and advise the best form of treatment for your condition. With proper treatment, patients can look forward to a full and quick recovery without complications.

Dr Ambarish Saraf is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in


He will assess your condition and advise the best form of treatment for your condition. With proper treatment, patients can look forward to a full and quick recovery without complications.