Hip replacement surgery involves replacing components of the hip joint with a synthetic implant, to repair the damaged bearing surfaces that are causing pain. In a total hip replacement both the thigh bone (femur) and the socket are replaced with synthetic implant materials.
The design of the implant offers you renewed stability and function. Hip replacement can relieve pain, help your hip joint work better, and restore normal walking and other movements. Hip replacement surgery has a very high success rate, and can offer an incredible quality of life improvement to some patients. Your doctor may recommend it if you have hip damage and pain that physical therapy, medicines, and exercise don’t help.
Hip replacement surgery is performed over 300,000 times each year in the U.S. to repair severe hip damage. In a hip replacement, the surgeon removes degenerate cartilage and bone from the hip joint and replaces them with prosthetics. This surgery is used to accomplish long-term pain relief and increased mobility. Hip replacement can relieve pain, help your hip joint work better, and restore normal walking and other movements.
In order to appropriately consider hip replacement, we believe patients should be informed as to the mechanics of the hip joint and the options available for treatment.