Total Hip Replacement
Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. Approximately 50,000 total hip replacements around performed in Australia every year. Total hip replacement surgery is considered one of the most successful orthopaedic procedures performed for patients with hip arthritis. This procedure can relieve pain, restore function, improve mobility and provide better quality of life.
Anatomy of the hip joint
The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, located between the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum). It is a ball and socket joint in which the head of the femur is the ball and the pelvic acetabulum forms the socket.
The joint surfaces are covered by a smooth articular cartilage which act as a cushion and enables smooth movements of the joint. If the joint surfaces are damaged by arthritis or trauma, then surgery may be recommended.
Total Hip Replacement Treatments
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