The hip is the largest joint in the human skeleton located between the pelvis and the leg that supports the body. We use our hip for walking, rotating and bending our feet while it is subject to loads in almost all movements.
Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which the doctor replaces a painful joint arthritis with an artificial joint. This consists of metal alloys which are both of high tolerance and other “friendly” to the human body. Between them is inserted a polyethylene material (plastic) or ceramic to reduce friction and hence the wear of metal components. This operation is usually carried out when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief from pain so as to alleviate the painful joint, making movement easier.
Total hip replacement is an operation designed to replace a damaged, usually due to joint arthritis.
The hip replacement surgery is performed today using minimally invasive techniques (Minimal Invasive Surgery).
The implants are designed in a manner to restore the functionality of the individual and to minimize discomfort. Thereby enabling the return of the individual to a more active lifestyle.
The movement / exercise is the most important concern of the patient after a total hip replacement. Smooth recovery depends on whether the patient follows the prescribed postoperative program. This allows a return to normal activity within a few weeks after surgery.