Total Hip Replacement
What is a Total Hip Replacement?
Hip replacement surgery, also known as total hip arthroplasty, is a procedure performed to alleviate hip pain and improve function in individuals whose hip joint has been damaged by conditions such as osteoarthritis. During the surgery, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of the hip joint and replaces them with artificial parts. This artificial joint, or prosthesis, helps to reduce pain and enhance mobility, allowing individuals to regain their ability to perform daily activities.
Hip replacement surgery is typically recommended when nonsurgical treatments have been ineffective or when hip pain significantly interferes with daily activities. If hip pain persists despite pain medication, worsens with walking, affects sleep, impairs the ability to walk up or down stairs, or makes it difficult to rise from a seated position, hip replacement may be a suitable option.
Schneck Medical Center is dedicated to supporting individuals interested in hip replacement procedures with information, consultations, and personalized care.