What is Hip Replacement Surgery:
Hip Replacement Surgery is a surgery that restores mobility and reduces pain in patients having damaged hip joints. The damage can be caused by various reasons including osteoarthritis, fractures or tumours.
During hip replacement surgery, the painful parts of the damaged hip are replaced with artificial hip parts called prosthesis allowing smooth, nearly frictionless movement.
How is Hip Replacement done ?
In total hip replacement surgery, the surgeon uses metal, ceramic, or plastic parts to replace the ball at the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) and resurfaces the hip socket in the pelvic bone. It replaces the damaged cartilage with new joint material in a step-by-step process.