TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT
Hip replacement surgery is also called total hip arthroplasty. It is a surgical procedure which requires the removal of an ailing hip to be replaced with an artificial joint or prosthesis. Somewhat similar to the natural arrangement of the skeletal structure at the native hip joint, the hip prosthesis consists of a ball component and a socket which are made out of bio-compatible elements of ceramic, plastic or metal which resist corrosive wear and tear to a great extent.
In patients where the hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture or any other condition, even the most basic of activities like walking or sitting on a chair can be a painful torment. Stiffness in the hip and unable to bend down is common in patients with damaged hips. Based on the degree of damage, doctors may recommend a total hip replacement.
First performed in 1960, hip replacement surgery is a very successful operation with excellent results. Since 1960, improvements in joint replacement surgical techniques and technology have greatly increased the effectiveness of total hip replacement. A hip replacement surgery is a tried and tested, safe and tremendously effective procedure that can relieve discomfort and unrelenting pain. It is also particularly effective in increasing pain-free hip motion and ultimately frees patients of an ailing hip joint thus allowing patients to enjoying normal, everyday activities.