Hip replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which a damaged or diseased hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis. The surgery is typically recommended for people who have severe arthritis, hip fractures, or other hip conditions that cause pain, stiffness, and limit their mobility. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged or diseased portions of the hip joint and replaces them with artificial components made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. The artificial components are designed to mimic the shape and function of a healthy hip joint, allowing for improved mobility and reduced pain.
Recovery from hip replacement surgery typically involves a period of physical therapy to help regain strength and mobility in the hip joint. The length of recovery varies depending on the individual and the extent of the surgery, but most people can expect to return to normal activities within a few months after the surgery.
An anterior hip replacement is a new technique to implant a hip replacement through minimally invasive methods. This includes muscle-sparing instead of muscle splitting, the process allows the patients speedy recovery and few restrictions on day-to-day activities after surgery.
Another one is Partial Hip Replacement which includes removing the femoral head, not the acetabulum. This surgery is mostly recommended for older patients who are suffering from a hip fracture or when the socket is healthy.