Total hip replacement surgery (THR) is a procedure whereby the diseased hip joint of an individual is replaced by a prosthetic or artificial hip joint made of metal/plastic.
THR is usually performed for cases of severe hip osteoarthritis as well as other hip conditions like avascular necrosis, inflammatory arthritis and certain types of hip fractures.
The success rate of this operation is very high. This prosthetic hip joint, called a hip replacement prosthesis, can last 20-30 years if the surgery is done properly. This surgery can relieve hip joint pain and allow smooth movement of the hip joint again. The patient is also able to squat after hip joint surgery.
Total hip replacement surgery
Computer assisted surgery used in total hip replacement
Hip xray after a total hip replacement