One of the most common orthopedic surgical procedures, Total Hip Replacement Surgery (Hip Arthroplasty) is commonly done for patients who suffer from a significant form of joint degeneration, including post-traumatic arthritis (brought on by an injury), osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Hip joint replacement surgery is also done for patients who have suffered a broken hip, outlived their hip implants, hip dislocation, has bone tumors or has experienced a loss of blood supply to the area. All of these conditions will most likely require a ball-and-socket replacement for your hip joint.
Damage to the hip joint can cause chronic pain and make everyday task like walking or even lying down very uncomfortable. Most patients will try a combination of non-surgical treatments like physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication in an effort reduce pain and avoid a surgical procedure. Patient who cannot resolve pain using conservative, non-surgical methods are candidates for hip replacement surgery.