Includes

FDA approved Hip Implant
Surgery under GA
Stay at the Hospital
Pre-operative Investigations
Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
Food at the hospital
Airport transfers
IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

Accommodation outside the hospital
Air tickets
Visa

Stay Required

Stay at the Hospital – 4 to 5 days   
Stay in India – 2 to 3 weeks

The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Total Hip Replacement Surgery Cost in India starts from US $ 5500 for a single hip and $10,000 for both hips and varies with the type of implant, technique of surgery, your medical condition, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Total Hip Replacement Cost in India:
  • Orthopedic Surgeon’s Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your Total Hip Replacement cost in India is going to be your orthopedic surgeon’s fees. IndiCure hand-picks an experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful knee replacement surgeries. Although, the price tag may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon.

  • Type of Implant and Surgical Approach

    A significant portion of the overall cost of a Total Hip Replacement arises from the cost of the implant. This includes the material the implant is made up of. The other factor is the use of any customized surgical instruments or specialized computer technology. With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your Total Hip Replacement in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the candidacy and the medical history of the patient. This also includes the routine medical exams and tests to ensure you’re a good fit for the surgery. Post-surgical expenses can include prescription medications, physical therapy, rehabilitation stay, and follow-up consultations.

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.

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Best Orthopedic Surgeons in India

Dr IPS Oberoi
Dr. IPS Oberoi
MS (Orth.), MCh Orth. (Liverpool, U.K)
25+ Years of Experience

Dr. I P S Oberoi is an expert in Primary and Revision Joint replacement surgeries of Hip, Hip, Shoulder, Elbow, and Ankle joints.

Dr Mudit Khanna
Dr. Mudit Khanna
M.B.B.S, MS(Orthopedics)
21+ Years of Experience

Dr. Mudit Khanna is a Mumbai-based orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroplasty and arthroscopy.

Dr Yash Gulati
Dr. Yash Gulati
MBBS, MS (Ortho), M.Ch(Ortho), Eng
29+ Years of Experience

Dr. Yash Gulati was the first to introduce the concept of gyroscope-based computer navigation for Hip replacement in India.

Best Orthopedic Hospitals in India

Wockhardt Hospital - mumbai
WockHardt Hospital

Mumbai

Wockhardt Hospitals is the branch of the leading Wockhardt pharmaceutical company in India. The company is more than four decades old and is present in more than 20 countries around the globe. Wockhardt has 9 hospitals in India in Mumbai, Nagpur, Rajkot, Nashik, and Surat.

Artemis Health Institute - Gurgaon
Artemis Hospital

Gurgaon

Artemis Health Institute, a premium multi-specialty hospital is a healthcare venture launched by the promoters of the Apollo Tyres Group. Established in 2007, Artemis was the first hospital in Haryana to get NABH accreditation within 3 years of start-up.

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What is Total Hip Replacement Surgery ?

Hip Replacement Surgery involves replacing the hip joint that has been damaged or worn away by arthritis or injury with artificial hip parts or implants called prosthesis. The prosthesis substitutes for the hip joint allowing smooth and frictionless movement. The goal of hip replacement is to relieve pain and increase the mobility and function of a damaged hip joint.

Hip Replacement is also advised as the golden standard for hip arthritis in patients older than 65 years and with patients with advanced hip destruction or altered anatomy of the hip.

Indications

The most common indication for undergoing hip replacement is usually arthritis.

  • Osteoarthritis is wearing of joints due to age occurring at or over the age of 50 years. The cartilage lining the hip bone is worn out, leading to exposed bones that rub against each other causing pain and mobility problems.
  • Inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are autoimmune diseases where the synovial membrane gets inflamed and thickened causing pain and stiffness
  • Post-traumatic arthritis which is caused due to an injury or fracture of the hip ultimately resulting in cartilage damage.
  • Childhood diseases of the hip cause serious hip problems and disfigurement of the hip in adulthood.
  • Avascular necrosis is caused by dislocation or fracture or any such injury that causes obstruction of the blood supply to the femoral head.
  • Bone tumors
Nonsurgical treatment options are:
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pain medications
  • Ayurveda Treatments
  • Glucocorticoid injections into the joint, anti-rheumatics and other medications that are beneficial

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Surgical Options

Surgical treatment alternatives include:

  • Hip resurfacing: Advanced arthritis is treated conventionally with hip resurfacing surgery. Unlike the traditional hip replacement, the head of the femur is trimmed and capped with the metal covering. Also the damaged bone and cartilage is removed from the acetabulum and is replaced with the metal socket.
  • Hip Fusion: Hip fusion procedure eliminates all motions at the hip joint by fusing femur and pelvis together held in position by metal screws and plates.
  • Hip Osteotomy: This procedure realigns the hip joint bones and relieves early arthritis symptoms.
  • Resection Arthroplasty: The head of the femur bone is removed and in contrast with the other hip replacement surgery, the bone is not replaced but instead it is allowed to heal and develop its own fibrous scar tissue

Total Hip Replacement Surgery in India

Hip replacement is the second most commonly performed joint replacement surgery after knee replacement. Because the cost of total hip replacement in India is much affordable as compared to Western countries, a lot of people from across the world prefer to get their total hip replacement surgery in India leading to the phenomenon known as medical tourism hip replacement. Not only the cost of total hip replacement in India is a fraction of the cost of hip replacement in the US, many Indian surgeons are American Board certified and are well experienced, the hospitals are as good as in the USA, leading to a huge demand for medical tourism hip replacement.

Some of the salient features of orthopedic hospitals in India are:

  • Operation theaters built according to International specifications using ultra-clean laminar air flow systems, for best standards of infection control.
  • Computer Navigation System
  • High Definition Cameras
  • Advanced Diagnostics and Support Infrastructure – 256 slice CT , High end MRI, PET scan
  • Best quality prosthesis and implants
  • Super specialized rehabilitation services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy and other disciplines, which help the patient have a smooth journey post their joint replacement surgery and also helps them to return back to normal activity at the earliest after the surgery.

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When is Total Hip Replacement Surgery required ?

If you are suffering from severe pain, decreased range of motion or deformity at the hip joint and other medical and conservative treatments like physiotherapy have failed, you need a replacement of the hip joint.

If you have had hip injury, bone tumor or bone loss due to avascular necrosis (insufficient blood supply) or suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, your surgeon may advise you replacement of the hip joint.

How is Total Hip Replacement Surgery done?

Step 1

An incision is made on the lateral side of the hip. The upper round part of the thigh bone (head of the femur) is removed and replaced with an implant.

Step 2

It is then stabilized into place by cementing or other methods. The part of the hip joint receiving the ball component called a socket or acetabulum is smoothened and prepared, and the implant is then placed to position and stabilized.

Step 3

The new ball and socket of the joint are then joined.

What is the Recovery after Total Hip Replacement Surgery like?

You will stay at the hospital for about 4-5 days following hip replacement surgery. You would feel pain and discomfort for 3-4 days which would be controlled with medications. You will be asked to breathe deeply and cough frequently to avoid lung congestion and prevent clot formation.

You would be advised to walk the same or the next day after the surgery with the help of a walker. Rehabilitation by physiotherapy will also begin immediately to strengthen your hip joint muscles and to restore movement for walking and other normal daily activities.

What Results Can I Expect from Total Hip Replacement Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery has a success rate of more than 90%. The patient is relieved of the pain and feels the increase in the range of motion. WIth time, the patient may be able to swim, play golf, walk or ride a bike comfortably.

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Total Hip Replacement surgery in India.

  • Is it time for a Total Hip Replacement?
  • Is the orthopedic surgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • Is physical therapy necessary after surgery?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?
  • How long will the joint replacement last, and what can I do to make it last as long as possible?

Preparation for the Surgery

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Urinary evaluations
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
  • Surgical expectations
  • Social Planning
  • Home Planning

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Frequently Asked Questions

Total hip replacement surgery cost in India starts from US $ 5500 and varies depending upon the type of implant, your medical condition, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the treatment done. Various factors affecting the cost are listed above.

There is absolutely no catch. The cost of hip replacement surgery in India and for that matter, medical treatment in India is much less because of the following reasons:

Low cost of endowment in India – Qualified doctors, surgeons, nursing staff, lower investments costs, subsidies by government to private healthcare sector are more as compared to other countries.

An exchange rate regime, which is favorable to India (indicative rates only, may not be currently applicable)
1 USD= 75 Indian rupees
1 GBP= 100 Indian rupees
1 Euro= 85 Indian rupees

The first step is to send us your medical history, X-ray and other medical reports for the surgeon’s evaluation. You can send these details to info@indicure.com . You would be assigned a case manager who shall get back to you with the surgeon’s opinion, cost and other necessary details. For more information, please visit our Step-by-step guide

Your case manager would share the surgeon’s opinion as is, his or her detailed profile, details about the hospital where your surgery shall be done, type of implant and other necessary details. You can also choose to speak with the surgeon over phone or have a video consultation with the surgeon. We make sure you get the best quality treatment and best possible results for your surgery in India. To answer more on Medical Tourism related questions read our General FAQs sections.

If other therapies, such as pain medications, exercises, physiotherapy have failed, hip replacement is usually the answer. If you experience severe pain, loss of motion or deformity of the hip joint, it is better to get hip replacement surgery done. Hip replacement surgery is also done in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, some form of hip injuries, bone tumor or bone loss due to insufficient blood supply, which is medically known as avascular necrosis of the hip joint.

If for some reason you are not a candidate for hip replacement surgery, or do not wish to undergo hip replacement, there are effective non-conventional treatment options for you to get relief from your hip pain- Ayurveda treatment.

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medical practice that dates back over 3,000 years. Internal cleansing is the first step in Ayurveda treatment, followed by a particular diet, herbal treatments, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation. There are various Ayurveda treatment options available to completely cure hip pain. Talk to your case manager and he/she shall be able to help you.

There is no right or ideal age to get the hip replacement done. If you cannot bear pain any more and the other options are not working, you can get your hip replaced irrespective of your age. The average age of hip joint replacement patients is around 60 years old; however, patients of all ages have received hip implants.

THR used to be an option mainly for adults after 60. But improvements in technology has made implants or artificial joints that last for life. Besides these implants allow young people to lead an active life even after hip replacement.

The surgery takes approximately 1-3 hours, depending on the condition of your hip at the time of surgery

The rehabilitation will begin the next day after the surgery at the hospital itself. Your physical therapist will do a number of exercises to regain your strength and range of motion. You should continue to exercise until your muscles are pain-free and you can walk without a limp. It is a good idea to continue your exercises as a lifetime commitment to keep your muscles strong.

This varies with each person. Most of the people use a walker for about one- two weeks after the surgery and increase their activities slowly. Most people can drive a car, play golf, or go bowling in about ten – twelve weeks.

The materials used for total hip replacement arthroplasty include titanium, cobalt chrome, and polyethylene. To date, there is little evidence suggesting any allergic reaction to these materials.

Yes, you can. But how soon you can do it depends on your comfort level. It is generally uncomfortable to sleep on the side of an operation for a few weeks after the surgery. If you do need to sleep on the operation side, keep pillows between your legs. It shall make the hip stable and shall be more comfortable for you than otherwise.

Active sports should not be resumed for at least 8 weeks after the surgery. You should start slow with short sessions and then slowly increase the activity level as tolerated by your body. Consult your surgeon before you start with active games.

This is very individualistic and impossible to say if you can drive after the surgery and when to begin driving. Although it is safe for your hip if you drive after about 8 weeks. There are few important criteria that must be met for patients to drive safely.

You should be off narcotic pain drugs, be able to get in and out of the driver’s seat comfortably and must have regained the strengths in your muscles. Which side has been operated upon is another deciding factor. Use of the right leg is more in driving and thus people with right hip replaced take longer before they can start driving. You can sit with an expert driver and test if you can comfortably drive before you start all on your own.

This depends upon your comfort level. You can resume sexual activities when your hip is comfortable enough to allow it. You should avoid positions that put too much stress on the hip joints. You can consult a therapist for it.

The life of your new hip joint shall depend upon your physical condition, activity level, and weight. We use FDA approved best implants in the world which have shown to have a life of 35 years in laboratory settings. In real life as well, the implants have shown to last for 30 years or more if taken care properly.

Yes, they usually do. The hospital shall provide you with the letter stating that you have a metal prosthesis fixed inside your hip which shall help you clear through the security checks without facing any problems. You should reach the airport a little early to avoid any inconvenience.

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