PreOp Patient Education
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Audio Presentation

Hip Replacement

Surgery


Your Procedure
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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth ...
You may receive a sedative by mouth ...
... and an intravenous line may be put in.
... and an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
In the operating room, a nurse will prepare by clipping or shaving skin around your hip and thigh.
In the operating room, a nurse will prepare by clipping or shaving skin around your hip and thigh.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - probably general anesthesia by injection and inhalation mask.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - probably general anesthesia by injection and inhalation mask.
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin ...
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin ...
... and place a sterile drape around the operative site.
... and place a sterile drape around the operative site.
Then, when you are asleep, the surgical team will make an incision over the hip and along the thigh.
Then, when you are asleep, the surgical team will make an incision over the hip and along the thigh.
The team will pull the skin aside to reveal the muscle tissue below.
The team will pull the skin aside to reveal the muscle tissue below.
They'll then make another incision to reveal the hip joint.
They'll then make another incision to reveal the hip joint.
Next, the team pulls the top of the thighbone...
Next, the team pulls the top of the thighbone...
... out of the hip socket.
... out of the hip socket.
Using a precision surgical saw,
Using a precision surgical saw,
your doctor will carefully remove the ball-shaped end of the thighbone.
your doctor will carefully remove the ball-shaped end of the thighbone.
Then, the surgical team will use a high-speed drill to hollow out the top of the thighbone.
Then, the surgical team will use a high-speed drill to hollow out the top of the thighbone.
A specially fitted artificial ball joint slides into the top of the thighbone.
A specially fitted artificial ball joint slides into the top of the thighbone.
Next, your doctor will smooth the inner surface of the hip socket.
Next, your doctor will smooth the inner surface of the hip socket.
Once the socket has been thoroughly cleaned, the artificial lining will be secured in place with special screws.
Once the socket has been thoroughly cleaned, the artificial lining will be secured in place with special screws.
The artificial ball joint is turned inward and fit into the socket.
The artificial ball joint is turned inward and fit into the socket.
The team carefully checks to make sure that it fits and allows the full range of normal motion.
The team carefully checks to make sure that it fits and allows the full range of normal motion.
Muscle and other tissues are closed over the joint using dissolvable stitches. A temporary draining tube may be added.
Muscle and other tissues are closed over the joint using dissolvable stitches. A temporary draining tube may be added.
Finally, the skin is closed with sutures...
Finally, the skin is closed with sutures...
... and protected with sterilized strips.
... and protected with sterilized strips.

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