What is a Total Hip Replacement?

Xray of both hips. The right hip has a Total Hip Replacement and the left hip is normal.
Xray of both hips.
The right hip has a Total Hip Replacement and the left hip is normal.

A Total Hip Replacement is a very common operation to help relieve pain and stiffness in the hip joint. It is a very effecitve operation for people with long term hip pain due to conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Also known as:

  • Total Hip arthroplasty
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing

 

 

 

During a hip replacement operation, the diseased hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint.

total hip replacement

 

18 April, 2014