Hip arthritis is damage to the joint surface of the hip. It may be due to varied causes like inflammatory pathology, infection, damage to blood supply or maybe a consequence of previous trauma.
Usually, once arthritis develops, it gradually progresses with time causing pain at the hip and reduction of the hip movement. The pain may increase and become severely disabling once there is bony damage.
Total hip replacement is a safe and rewarding surgery in advanced arthritis. It offers good pain relief and weight-bearing capacity and there is a significant improvement in the quality of life after the total hip replacement. The prosthesis used has evolved and the use of advanced ceramic in replacement surgeries has given us hope of good longevity and durability in joint replacement.