Hip Replacement Surgery


Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common joint replacement procedures, exceeded only by knee replacements. Many people have hip arthritis, but it can be difficult to know when the right time to have a hip replacement surgery is. Furthermore, there is confusion about what to expect from hip replacement surgery.

The most common type of hip arthritis is osteoarthritis. This is often referred to as "wear-and-tear" arthritis, and it results in the wearing away of the normally smooth cartilage until bare bone is exposed. Other types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, and lupus arthritis..

A total hip replacement is a major surgery, and deciding to have the surgery done is a big decision. You have to consider whether you're too young for a hip replacement and if you're likely to need to have it redone.

But there can be consequences in delaying joint replacement surgery. As well, older age is a concern and may be an exclusion factor for a hip replacement.

Treatment of hip arthritis should begin with the most basic options and progress to the more involved, which may include surgery. Not all treatments are appropriate for every patient.

Hip replacement is generally reserved for patients who have tried all of the other treatments and are still left with significant pain during normal activities. Patients who have occasional pain, are able to participate in athletic activities, or have not tried non-operative treatments are probably not ready for a hip replacement.


Journal of Arthritis is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal of international reputation which reports on the most recent happenings on arthritis starting from its origin, cause, consequences, detailing prevention, cure and arthritis management. 

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