A hip replacement involves removing and replacing portions of the pelvis and femur (thigh bone), which together make up your hip joint. It is typically used to treat hip arthritis-related stiffness and discomfort.
This procedure is occasionally used to treat a variety of diseases as well as traumas like a broken bone or a hip that is growing improperly.
A healthy hip has cartilage covering the ball and socket to aid in their easy movement together. The bones scrape against one another and become rough if this cartilage becomes worn or injured. Osteoarthritis is a disorder that limits motion and produces pain. Walking or even getting in and out of a chair can be uncomfortable when you have an arthritic hip. If hip arthritis has been identified, surgery might not be necessary. Physical therapy or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) may offer relief. But if these measures are ineffective in alleviating your problems, you should see an orthopedic physician.
- Track 1-1 Hip resurfacing
- Track 2-2 Partial hip replacement
- Track 3-3 Total hip replacement
- Track 4-4 Hip Preservation Surgery