This procedure is the definitive treatment for severe arthritis of the hip joint causing symptoms that are intrusive in a person’s day to day life and not adequately controlled by non-surgical means.
Common symptoms include pain in the groin, thigh and buttock. Often activity related and typically affecting simple things like putting one’s shoes and socks on or being able to reach one’s toe nails, getting in and out of cars etc.
Hip replacements are major operations with risks, albeit very low. However, with major improvements in biomaterials and surgical techniques, they have become some of the most successful (if not the most successful) operations of the 21st century with excellent results and very high patient satisfaction.