The aim of a Hip replacement surgery is to:
- Relieve your pain
- Correct deformity; for example leg length inequality
- Restore any loss of function in your hip
- Improve your quality of life
Hip joint replacement surgery involves replacing the head of the femur (ball) and the acetabulum (socket) with manmade components, called prostheses. The hip prostheses are designed to imitate the human anatomy as closely as possible. Depending on the damage to your hip, your surgeon may decide to give you a total hip replacement or a hip resurfacing procedure.
There are many different designs of hip prosthesis available and your surgeon will choose the one considered most suitable for you. However, the final decision may need to be made during the time of your operation.