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Hip Replacement

Hip arthritis is a debilitating condition characterised by the gradual degradation of cartilage within the hip joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Comparable to knee arthritis, this degeneration often occurs in the weight-bearing regions of the hip and is a natural consequence of aging. Moreover, a genetic predisposition predisposes many individuals to osteoarthritis, exacerbating the condition. Inflammatory diseases such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis can expedite cartilage breakdown, resulting in accelerated arthritis progression.

Additionally, traumatic injuries to the hip joint can hasten the onset of arthritis, as can avascular necrosis, a condition characterised by localised bone death. While arthritis management typically involves non-surgical interventions for an extended period, such as pain management and physical therapy, end-stage arthritis may necessitate surgical intervention.

Hip replacement surgery stands as one of the most transformative and successful procedures across all surgical disciplines. By replacing the damaged hip joint with a prosthetic implant, hip replacement effectively alleviates pain, restores function, and enhances quality of life for patients suffering from severe arthritis. The procedure aims to replicate the natural biomechanics of the hip joint, facilitating smooth movement and weight-bearing activities.

The decision to undergo hip replacement surgery is typically made after conservative treatments have proven ineffective in providing relief. These treatments may include lifestyle modifications, medications, corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy. However, when arthritis progresses to a point where pain and functional limitations significantly impair daily activities and quality of life, hip replacement emerges as a viable and highly effective solution.

Overall, hip replacement surgery for arthritis represents a life-changing intervention that offers lasting relief and restores mobility for individuals burdened by debilitating hip joint pain. With advancements in surgical techniques and prosthetic technology, patients can anticipate improved outcomes and a return to an active and fulfilling lifestyle following hip replacement surgery.

Hip Replacement Journey Info Pack

Detailed information about your joint replacement journey can be downloaded here – anterolateral muscle-sparing surgery provides for rapid rehabilitation with minimal restrictions. Patients are walking on the day of surgery and are back to driving at around 4 weeks. Click below to download if you want to know more.

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