City International Hospital (CIH) Trauma-Orthopedics Department has successfully completed hip and knee replacement surgeries for many patients with progressive loss of motor function due to necrosis of the femur, femoral neck fracture, severe knee degeneration.

 According to Dr. Pham Chi Lang, MD, PhD, Head of Trauma-Orthopedics Department, City International Hospital, the patient will be appointed by the doctor to replace the whole hip joint in case of necrosis of femoral head, partial hip replacement when fractured neck bone thigh. For total knee replacement, the main cause is severe knee osteoarthritis.

Dr. Lang further explained that the purpose of hip and knee replacement surgery is to help patients relieve pain, improve motor function and restore other joint functions. Damaged parts of the hip or knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial implants.

Dr. Pham Chi Lang, MD, PhD, Head of Trauma-Orthopedics Department, City International Hospital,

 Recently, City International Hospital's Trauma-Orthopedics Department had successful surgical treatment for many patients with femoral head gangrene, femoral neck fracture and severe knee osteoarthritis. . Typically, male patient T.C.Đ (69 years old, Tien Giang) who felt a lot of aches and pains, difficulty walking, mainly by wheelchair. Through examination and implementation of diagnostic imaging tests, patient D. was diagnosed with necrosis of the left femoral head of grade 04 (severe stage), indicated for hip replacement surgery on the entire left leg and the patient was successfully operated on 06/05/2020. Up to now, after one month of surgery, the patient's health has been stable, much pain is reduced, motor function recovers and can walk smoothly.

Talking with Ms. T.K.L, daughter of patient Đ. It is known that more than 2 years ago Mr. Đ. had pain, difficult walking, see a doctor diagnosing sciatica, spine and prescribe medication. A year ago, he suffered a lot of pain, could not lift his feet, all activities became difficult. The family decided to take Mr. Đ. Visited at City International Hospital and diagnosed by the doctor Pham Chi Lang, the cause of the pain, making the patient unable to walk was due to femoral head gangrene and surgery. After surgery, Mr. D's motor function. has improved significantly, is no longer as painful as before and is able to walk.

Another case successfully treated by Dr. Lang is a male patient L.T.X, 69 years old, living in Long An. Also with symptoms of knee pain on the move, the patient is diagnosed with osteoarthritis and medical treatment. However, the pain is not relieved, especially after a high-mountain trip, the knee hurts a lot and the patient cannot walk normally. Later, Mr. X. went to City International Hospital and was examined and X-rayed by Doctor Pham Chi Lang. As a result, patients with severe left knee joint degeneration. The most suitable surgical method for patients is to replace the entire left knee joint. On December 2, 2018, Dr. Lang successfully operated a knee replacement for the patient. So far, after more than 1 year of surgery, the motor function of the patient has improved significantly, can walk normally and no longer feel pain in the knee.

LTH patient Thu, 60, from Binh Tan District, came to City International Hospital for a second examination after half a year of knee replacement surgery. faculty. In the past two years, the condition is very painful, unable to move by itself, so the patient goes to the hospital to see doctor Lang. After the scan, the patient was diagnosed with severe knee osteoarthritis and the doctor ordered a total left knee joint replacement surgery. After 2 months of surgery, Ms. T. was able to walk normally, exercise, walk and climb stairs.

I didn't feel any pain and regained my health very quickly. I do not think surgery is so great, but the recovery process after that is very light, not exhausted. I am completely satisfied with my surgery decision, Ms. Thu shared.

Ms. L.T.H.Thu re-examined at the Department of Trauma Orthopedics on 05/June/2020

The above are just 03 of many cases of patients who come to City International Hospital's Orthopedic Trauma Department - a reliable address for treatment, replacement of knee and hip joints. According to Dr. Lang, knee and hip replacement surgery is a difficult surgery method, requiring high skills and modern means. Not all cases of joint pain require joint replacement surgery. The doctor must exploit the medical history, consider the subclinical results such as X-ray film, other tests, etc. From there, the doctor will evaluate whether the hip and knee replacement surgery is the method. The best way to reduce pain and improve a patient's motor skills. Besides, other treatment options such as medical treatment, physiotherapy or other surgical methods may also be considered by the doctor in order to bring the best treatment to the patient. .

"The doctor must put the safety of the patient first, and after a hip/knee surgical replacement if the patient can walk, normal activities those are called success," Dr. Lang emphasized.

Dr. Lang examines motor function for patients.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

City International Hospital

  • Address: No. 3, 17A Street, Binh Tri Dong B Ward, Binh Tan Dist. (Next to AEON Mall Binh Tan). Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Operator: (+8428) 6280 3333, ext. 0
  • 24/7 Emergency: (+8428) 6290 1155
  • Website:
  • Fan page:
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General disclaimer

 Always consult your doctor regarding any concern about your health. Your doctor will be in the best position to give the appropriate medical advice. For suspected undesirable drug reaction and seek medical attention immediately.