Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement is the most common hip surgery. It uses artificial components to replace the entire hip structure. During the procedure, surgeons insert a stem into the patient’s femur, or thighbone, for stability. They replace the head of the femur with a ball and replace the natural socket in the hip joint with an artificial cup.
Hip Arthritis is a common condition that many people develop as they age, due to the hip being a "weight-bearing" such as the knee. Causes of Hip Arthritis include increasing age, family history of arthritis, previous injury to the hip joint, obesity, and improper formation of the hip joint at birth. Hip Arthritis causes pain and stiffness in the hip which can make it difficult to do everyday activities. Other symptoms may include pain in your groin or thigh that radiates to your knee, pain that sparks with vigorous activity, "locking" or "sticking" of a joint during movement, decreased range of motion in the hip, and increased joint pain with rainy weather. Hip Arthritis is a degenerative condition which means that it will worsen over time without surgery. It is recommended that a patient receives surgery as soon as possible to lessen the impact of Hip Arthritis on your life.