Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement surgery is an operation that involves replacing a worn out hip with an artificial joint.
The most common reason for hip replacement surgery is severe osteoarthritis of that hip. It can also be done in patients who have had previous injuries or fractures and in previous hip conditions like dislocated hips when born, Perthes disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis and Avascular Necrosis leading to severe arthritis.
The surgery involves removing the arthritic part of the hip joint and replacing it with an artificial socket and ball joint. The articulation between these is important and a ceramic bearing can be used.