About Total Hip Replacement Surgery
A healthy hip joint enables you to walk, squat and rotate without pain. However, a person with an unhealthy hip joint is likely to experience pain when moving and may even feel pain when at rest.
Total hip replacement, the removal of damaged cartilage and bone replaced by a new hip implant, is highly effective in relieving pain, restoring function and letting you return to your daily activities. The implant creates a new, properly functioning joint that prevents painful bone-on-bone contact.
When is it the right time for hip replacement surgery?
If your hip hurts all the time: when you walk or climb stairs, when you squat down or rotate to change positions; when you are just sitting or lying down. This is the time to talk to your surgeon about the possibility of a joint replacement.