It is very saddening that the two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray could exit the tennis court in case his hip replacement operation fails to work out. According to Andrew Castle, a retired British tennis professional and a radio presenter currently, explained that Andy’s hip issues are a severe case that may prevent him from returning to the tennis courts.
Having failed to recover from his pain problems, Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Australian Open and has also released a statement confirming his hip issues.
Andy’s fans last witnessed his performance at last year’s quarter-final last year at Wimbledon. Andy suggested that a total hip replacement would be the last resort for his hip issues having been involved in tough matches in the past.
Normally, hip injuries such as a tear of a full-on arthritis require a new hip, but it is uncertain as to whether Andy’s hip problems will be combated by the procedure. The hip is considered a vital part of the body, required for the body’s movement and in case the star undergoes the operation, it may take him more months undergoing physical therapy for total recovery.
It appears that the star’s condition is worse than he predicted things to be. According to the best orthopaedic surgeon in India, athletes have higher chances of suffering from hip pain due to repetitive motion and stress and in the case of tennis players, it is generally repetitive stress that causes a majority of hip problems.
The ball-and-socket joint can also suffer from various factors such as hip labral tear, tendinitis, arthritis, Bursitis, hip fractures, osteonecrosis, tendon strain, and cancers.
Also, pain from other body regions such as the back, knee, and groin can spread to the hip.
Immediate hip treatments include; counter treatments that include Aleve, Tylenol, or Motrin, corticosteroids, sulfasalazine, and methotrexate.
Non-strenuous exercises “low-impact hip exercises” can also help relieve pain and improve mobility. Physical therapy is recommended
In case the pain aggravates, a case where the hip joint loses its normal structure, a total hip replacement procedure can be performed.
What happens during a total Hip Replacement?
There are different surgical approaches to hip replacement and during the procedure, ceramic, metal or plastic components may be used. However, a majority of hip replacements is conducted with plastic and metal components.
During the procedure, the femur, which is part of the thigh bone and its head is removed a new “artificial” ball is fixed into the remaining thigh bone. The acetabulum is then roughened to receive a new socket component and to join up with the new ball component.
Various considerations regarding the type of components, the age of the patient, and cement to be used during the operation must be discussed prior to the surgery. Currently, there is an option of using cement in some joined points and in others, no cement is used. This is more applicable in younger patients since the bone will continue to renew itself for better function.
The life expectancy of the artificial components must be considered in both young and old patients