Total Hip Arthroplasty or Total hip replacement surgery, one of the most common hip surgery, involves the removal of damaged cartilage and bone of the hip joint and replacing it with artificial implants or prosthesis.
Why do I need Hip replacement surgery in the first place?
Hip replacement surgery is considered a viable treatment option for a painful and disabled hip joint which fails to show any improvement after trying all non surgical measures such as
- Anti Inflammatory medicines
- Pain medicines
- Restricting painful activities
- Physical therapy
- Use of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate
- Devices used for walking assistance
The most common condition that necessitates hip replacement surgery is Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the loss of cartilage in the hip joint. It leads to pain and restriction of movement severe enough to compromise on the quality of life. Patient is unable to carry out even the daily activities such as sitting and walking that needs bending of the hip joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis due to hip injury are other causes besides above.
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