What is Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement, medically referred to as total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to alleviate pain and restore function in a severely damaged or diseased hip joint. This procedure is commonly recommended for individuals suffering from conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, or hip fractures that have not responded adequately to non-surgical treatments.
During hip replacement surgery, the damaged or worn-out parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with artificial components known as prostheses. These prostheses typically consist of a metal ball attached to a stem that is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and a socket made of metal or durable plastic that is implanted into the pelvis. The artificial components mimic the natural structure and function of the hip joint, allowing for smoother movement and reduced pain.
The procedure involves several steps: the damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the hip joint, the remaining bone is reshaped to accommodate the prosthetic components, and the artificial implants are securely positioned into place. Hip replacement surgery can be performed using traditional open surgery or minimally invasive techniques, with the latter offering potential benefits such as smaller incisions, shorter recovery times, and reduced risk of complications.
patients typically undergo a period of rehabilitation to regain strength, flexibility, and mobility in the hip joint. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in this process, helping patients to gradually increase their activity levels and return to their normal daily activities.
While hip replacement surgery can significantly improve quality of life for many individuals by relieving pain and restoring function, it is important to discuss the risks, benefits, and expectations with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if it is the right option for each individual’s specific condition.


Arthroscopy , Joint Replacement , Complex Trauma and Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon trained in Arthroscopy , Joint replacement , complex trauma and pediatric orthopedics . I have done fellowships in india and abroad in pediatric Orthopedic and sports medicine

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