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Hip Replacement

Hip replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or diseased hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint or prosthesis. This procedure is typically performed to relieve pain and improve mobility in individuals suffering from conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, hip fractures, or other hip-related issues.

Hip Replacement

1. Pain Relief: Hip replacement is most commonly done to alleviate severe hip pain that hasn’t responded to conservative treatments like medication, physical therapy, or lifestyle changes.

2. Improved Mobility: For individuals with hip joint problems, limited mobility can severely impact their quality of life. Hip replacement can restore mobility and allow patients to engage in everyday activities without pain.

3. Joint Function: The surgery can restore the proper function of the hip joint, which may have been compromised due to disease or injury.

4. Fracture Repair: In the case of a hip fracture, hip replacement may be necessary to repair the damaged joint and promote healing.

Types of Hip Replacement:

1. Total Hip Replacement (THR): This is the most common type of hip replacement. In THR, both the ball and socket of the hip joint are replaced with prosthetic components.

2. Partial Hip Replacement (Hemiarthroplasty): In this procedure, only the ball of the hip joint is replaced, typically used in cases of hip fractures.

3. Hip Resurfacing: This procedure involves reshaping the damaged bone and capping it with a metal prosthesis. It’s an option for younger patients who have strong bone density.