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Hip replacement or arthroplasty is a surgical procedure in which the damaged parts of the hip joint are removed and then replaced with new artificial parts. These artificial parts are called prosthesis. The main aim of undergoing a hip replacement surgery is to relieve pain, improve the functioning of the hip joint and to increase movement.
For people who undergo hip replacement surgery, the surgery will give you increased mobility, less pain, improvements in activities of daily living and an improved quality of life.
People can do many things before and after the surgery in order to fasten the recovery and make daily tasks simple.
Patients who have severe hip arthritis should undergo a hip resurfacing surgery. Patients who are young, and have had multiple surgeries over a span of time, can undergo hip resurfacing. Studies have not said that hip resurfacing is better for young patients.
There are a few complications which you should know about the hip resurfacing surgery. No one can say for sure that this surgery is good or worse than the standard hip replacement. The possible complications are: