What is Total Hip Replacement Surgery?
Total hip replacement surgery is used to replace a painful hip joint with an artificial hip prosthesis made of metal and plastic. The artificial hip replacement recreates the normal function of the natural hip joint.
After the surgery, hip replacement patients have far less discomfort in the hip joint, better range of motion, and better function once fully healed. Like any joint replacement procedure, total hip replacement surgery requires ample time for recovery as well as appropriate physical therapy in order to achieve the best results.
Hip replacement surgery removes the damaged joint lining and replaces the joint surfaces with an artificial implant that functions similar to a normal hip. A minimally invasive alternative to a traditional hip replacement surgery is anterior hip replacement surgery. This hip replacement technique achieves the same goal with less disruption to the surrounding muscles and soft tissues.
During an anterior hip replacement surgery, your hip doctor will access your hip between the two major muscles of the hip, rather than disrupting them or detaching them from your hip or femur. This allows for quicker rehabilitation, as the muscle tissue requires less time to heal.
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