TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT
A total hip replacement may be recommended following a diagnosis of hip arthritis, with the aim of improving pain and function.
I recommend total hip replacement after initial treatment has failed, if hip pain is affecting sleep and quality of life and impacting on function.
The procedure involves surgical removal of the arthritis within the hip joint and replacement of the surfaces with metal. An ultra-high density polyethylene component is placed between the metal surfaces
Walking will begin on the day of the surgery, and an exercise program will begin the following day. The hospital stay is usually 2-3 days
You may benefit from post-operative physiotherapy exercise
Your surgical incision will be reviewed 2 weeks after surgery