A hip replacement is a common type of surgery where a damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one (known as an implant).
Adults of any age can be considered for a hip replacement, although most are done on people between the ages of 60 and 80. The most common reason for hip replacement surgery is osteoarthritis (wear & tear of bone joints).
A modern artificial hip joint is designed to last for at least 15 years. Most people have a significant reduction in pain and improvement in their range of movement.
Hip replacement is major surgery and should only be considered when non-surgical options such as physiotherapy, painkillers and lifestyle changes have failed. Dr. Deepak may recommend a hip replacement surgery if