Also called: Hip Arthroplasty; Total Hip Arthroplasty; Total Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery consists of removing the injured part of the hip joint and replacing it with synthetic parts. The most common reason for a hip replacement is osteoarthritis in the hip joint, which occurs when flexible tissue at the end of the hipbone wears out.
Doctors might also recommend hip replacement surgery if you have:
- Injury/extreme pain of the hip joint
- Rheumatoid arthritis
The medical advancements made in the area of hip replacement have been incredible. Years ago, the average length of stay for a hip replacement was around 12 days. Now, patients often get to go home the next day after their surgery.