Total Hip Replacement (THR) is now a commonplace and reliable procedure most often performed as a result of osteoarthritis.
Total Hip Replacement is also performed for patients who suffer from other conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis of the hip and hip fracture.
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. In essence, a conventional Total Hip Replacement involves replacing the Acetabulum (socket) and the Femoral Head (ball) with artificial components.
Generally the patient can begin walking within 24-48 hours and may bear as much weight as is comfortable.
If, after thorough assessment you are offered a THR, I will discuss the risks, benefits, and expectations of surgery with you so that you can make an informed decision.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and not to be taken as specific advice. Please contact Dr Kiyork's rooms about whether a Total Hip Replacement is appropriate for your individual situation.