Why do you need Hip replacement?

Home Hip Replacement Why do you need Hip replacement?

Hip Replacement (Hip Arthroplasty)

Your healthcare practitioner may propose a hip replacement if you’re having a lot of pain in your hip. This procedure substitutes your hip bone(s) with an artificial one, allowing you to move more freely and painlessly. It takes time to recover from a hip replacement, and there are a lot of regulations to follow to keep you safe and healthy.


What is a hip replacement?

This procedure involves replacing your hip (or sections of it) with a man-made implant (prosthesis). It’s frequently done on adults when other therapies have failed, such as using a cane or walker, losing weight, taking medications, or going to physical therapy. You may need a hip replacement because of the following reasons.

  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis).
  • Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome.
  • Injuries, like a hip fracture or dislocation from a fall.
  • Developmental hip dysplasia.
  • An injury that didn’t heal right.

What are the types of hip replacements?

There are two types of hip replacements:

  1. Total hip replacement (the most common type): In a total hip replacement, a prosthesis replaces both the femoral head and the acetabulum.
  2. Femoral head replacement: A partial hip replacement just replaces the femoral head. This procedure is usually performed on individuals who have particular types of hip fractures.

What symptoms may indicate that I need a hip replacement?

  • Pain in the anterior hip or groin.
  • Pain in the buttock and trochanteric region.
  • Pain that gets worse when you put weight on the leg.
  • Stiffness/tightness of the hip.
  • Loss of motion.
  • Difficulty walking.

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