Hip Replacement Surgery
You may be suffering from joint pain, stiffness, limping, muscle weakness, limited mobility, or swelling. These symptoms can mean you have trouble with ordinary activities such as walking, dressing, getting into your car, climbing stairs, or even getting your shoes and socks on.
Total hip replacement is where the hip socket and the “ball” or head of the thigh bone (femur) are substituted. During the process, your surgeon will resurface the socket and ball where cartilage and bone have been lost, and then uses an artificial ball and socket, using existing healthy bone to support the new joint.
Total hip replacements are generally used by patients that have serious distortion in the hip joint caused by arthritis. If the patient is experiencing unbearable joint pain, or where they can’t perform daily living activities because of a damaged hip, replacement is recommended.
Advances in medical imaging and 3D printing technology can allow your replacement joint to be completely customised to your existing bone structure.