What Is Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery or Total Hip Replacement Surgery is a surgery in which the hip joint, or the joint between the upper end of the leg and pelvis, is replaced by an artificial implant, or a prosthetic replacement. Hip replacement surgery can be done for patients with severe osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, who cannot manage the pain and restricted mobility through medication alone. In cases of Avascular Necrosis, after a fracture has cut off the blood supply to the head of the femur, the detached head of the femur undergoes necrosis. In these cases, total Hip joint replacement is the best alternative, especially if secondary joint degeneration has started.