Hip fracture surgery is performed to repair breaks that affect the upper part of the femur, located at the level of the thigh.Hip fractures are usually caused by falls in elderly people, due to wear and tear on bones and cartilage.
In the majority of patients, the treatment for hip fracture is surgical intervention and the operation time varies depending on the type of surgery that is performed.
In cases of elderly patients, who have difficulty walking before the operation, a conservative treatment can be chosen, avoiding surgery. Depending on the characteristics of the rupture, different surgical techniques will be used.
Hip Arthroscopy (Hip Endoscopy/ hip scope):
Whenever possible, a hip arthroscopy or endoscopy will be performed, which consists of minimally invasive surgery, with a duration of 90 minutes. This technique makes it possible to study and treat lesions before they worsen. This type of operation is performed by Doctor Ghassan Elgeadi and his team of specialists in hip arthroscopy and endoscopy in Madrid.
The most commonly treated pathologies using these techniques are septic arthritis, femoroacetabular impingement, chondrocyte implants, cartilage injuries, and labral tear.
Total Hip Replacement (Total Hip Arthroplasty)
Hip arthroplasty consists of the implantation of an artificial prosthesis, which allows the performance of certain movements. This operation must be carried out by a specialist in hip arthroplasty.
The orthopedic specialist in hip arthroplasty makes a cut in the area of action that allows the bone to be clearly observed. Later, a hole will be made in the bone, where the graft will be made and will weld the bones to the prosthesis. The duration of the intervention is usually approximately one or two hours.
In the case of osteosynthesis, the incision is smaller than in prosthetic surgery and special screws, nails and/or plates are placed to restore stability to the fractured bones.