What is a Total Hip Replacement?
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.