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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​.

What's involved?

  • 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

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