Hip Replacement / Hip Arthroplasty
Hip Replacement, or Hip Arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace all or part of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant in order to restore joint movement. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a Total Hip Replacement (THR) or a hemi (half) arthroplasty. A THR consists of replacing both the femoral head and the hip socket (acetabulum) with a prosthetic device where as if a hemi-arthroplasty is performed, either the femoral head or the hip socket will be replaced with a prosthetic device.
Hip Replacement is generally recommended for people with hip arthritis or severe joint damage. Hip replacement, with correct rehabilitation, can restore motion and function of the hip joint and relieve pain.
Hip Arthroscopy (also called hip arthroscopic surgery) is an excellent minimally invasive operation that allows thorough visualization of the hip joint, diagnosing and addressing various pathologies.
This website aims to provide useful information for both the patient and surgeon, regarding Hip Replacement and Hip Arthroscopy.