Average Cost Of Hip Replacement In South Africa

What is Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant, that is, a hip prosthesis. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi replacement.

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Average Cost Of Hip Replacement In South Africa

The mean (SD) inpatient cost was ZAR13 721.24 (4 340.72), with a minimum and maximum of ZAR7 124.00 and ZAR28 496.00, respectively (Table 1). The mean (SD) prosthesis cost was ZAR40 305.16 (9 501.11), with a minimum and maximum of ZAR30 000.00 and ZAR72 761.22, respectively.

What can I expect after hip replacement surgery in South Africa?

Following hip replacement, you may stay in the high care ward for closer monitoring of vital signs. Observation usually is for less than 24 hours. A physiotherapist will visit you very early in the post-operative period to start breathing exercises, and occasionally she may get you sitting in a chair.

How long does it take to walk normally after a hip replacement?

Most hip replacement patients are able to walk within the same day or the next day of surgery; most can resume normal routine activities within the first 3 to 6 weeks of their total hip replacement recovery. Once a light activity becomes possible, it’s important to incorporate healthy exercise into your recovery program.

How long are you on bed rest after a hip replacement?

How do I safely rest and sleep after a hip replacement? Elevate both of your legs when sitting to minimize swelling. When resting or sleeping in bed, lie on your non-operative side for the first four to six weeks following surgery.

How painful is a full hip replacement?

You can expect to experience some discomfort in the hip region itself, as well as groin pain and thigh pain. This is normal as your body adjusts to changes made to joints in that area. There can also be a pain in the thigh and knee that is typically associated with a change in the length of your leg.

How long does it take to fully recover from a hip replacement?

Within 12 weeks following surgery, many patients will resume their recreational activities, such as taking long walks, cycling, or playing golf. It may take some patients up to 6 months to completely recover following a hip replacement.

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