What is Hip Replacement?
It is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant/a hip prosthesis. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a partial replacement.
Do I need physiotherapy if I am having a hip replacement?
Yes. Physiotherapy is important before and after the hip replacement surgery to enable you return to pain-free functional daily activities.
What conditions can make you require a hip replacement?
Avascular necrosis of the hip
Childhood hip disease
When should I opt for a hip replacement surgery?
When hip pain severely restricts your everyday activities like walking
When hip pain is constant both day and night, at rest and when doing mild activities
Severe stiffness that restricts your hip movement
When you do not get pain relief after a combination of these treatment – taking anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy and walking supports
When your x-ray, CT scan or MRI shows significant injury that requires surgery
Not sure about your conditions?