Common Hip Procedures
Arthritis of the hip
Arthritis of the hip can certainly be treated with general medicines or changes to lifestyles but should the pain become too aggressive, surgery may be required.
With the arthritis the range of movements around other joints in the area may be restricted and may lead to arthroscopy treatment, re-alignment or replacement.
Total hip replacement
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Generally used to cure severe arthritic pain and or fix severe joint damage.
Minimally invasive total hip replacement (MIS)
Minimally invasive hip replacement allows the surgeon to perform the hip replacement through one or two small incisions. Patients usually have less pain compared with traditional hip replacement surgery, and rehabilitation is faster
Hip resurfacing has been developed as an alternative to a total hip replacement. The procedure consists of placing a cobalt-chrome metal cap, which is hollow and shaped like a mushroom, over the head of the femur while a matching metal cup (similar to what is used with a THR) is placed in the acetabulum (pelvis socket), replacing the articulating surfaces of the patient’s hip joint and removing very little bone compared to a THR