Total Hip

Total Hip Replacements, also known as Total Hip Arthroplasty, are extremely successful procedures which improve function and thus quality of life.


What is a Total Hip Replacement?

A Total Hip Replacement involves the removal of damaged sections of cartilage and bone from the hip joint and replacing them with prosthetic components. The prosthesis is implanted either using cement to bond the prosthesis to the bone or by allowing bone to grow into the prosthesis (press-fit) 


The decision to undergo a Total Hip Replacement is a joint one between you, your family, GP and the Orthopaedic Surgeon. Those who benefit from Hip Replacement will have one or more of the symptoms:

  • Hip Pain that limits everyday activities like walking with significantly reduced walking distance
  • Pain at rest that affects sleep
  • Severe stiffness affecting mobility
  • Inadequate pain relief with NSAIDs or painkillers, Physiotherapy or walking aids

The indication for surgery are pain due to wear and tear Arthritis (Osteoarthritis),Inflammatory arthritis ( Rheumatoid arthritis), Loss of blood supply to the ball part of the hip (Osteonecrosis), Arthritis following significant trauma to the hip ( Posttraumatic Arthritis) or childhood hip conditions.