Hip Replacement Surgery

Nowadays hip replacement surgery has become a commonplace procedure.Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure that relieves pain from most kinds of hip arthritis, improving the quality of life for the large majority of patients who undergo the operation.

 
Total Hip Joint Replacement Operation

Total Hip Joint Replacement replaces a hip joint that has been damaged or worn away, usually by arthritis or injury. Hip Joint is replaced with a prosthetic joint ( artificial joint).

Total Hip Joint replacement is a commonly performed operation that can improve your quality of life.

  • Pain that keeps you awake at night
  • Little or no relief from pain medications
  • Difficulty walking up or down stairs
  • Trouble standing from a seated position
  • Having to quit activities you enjoy, such as walking, because you're in too much pain
Hip replacement surgery involves replacing the femoral head — the "ball" of your thighbone — with a metal ball. The metal ball attaches to a metal stem that fits into your thighbone. A plastic and metal socket is implanted into your pelvic bone to replace the damaged socket. The prosthetic parts, which mimic the natural design of your hip, fit together and function like a normal hip joint.
Total Hip Joint Replacement
 
Hip replacement used to be an option primarily for adults age 60 and above. But improved technology has made strong and longer-lasting artificial joints that are feasible for more active people, including younger people. However, active people face the possibility of another surgery to replace worn out artificial hip joints after 15 or 20 years.
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If you have any queries on Total Hip Joint Replacement surgery please do not hesitate to contact Dr Hugh Blackley's practice rooms during office hours on 09 522 2980