Hip replacement is a surgery where a damaged portion of your hip is removed. Your doctor replaces the damaged hip with new prosthetic parts. These parts are normally formed by metal, very hard plastic, or ceramic. The surgery also called total hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty. The purpose of the replacement is to reduce pain and improve functioning.
There can be many underlying reasons which lead to the need for hip replacement. Injuries, medical conditions like arthritis caused by regular wear and tear or an overactive immune system that erode cartilage or inadequate supply of blood to the ball are some common reasons. Many symptoms indicate that you should consider replacement surgery. If you have constant pain despite medication that interferes with walking and sleeping, you should go for the replacement. Additionally, you may feel difficulty rising from a sitting position or going up and down the stairs.
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