Hip Replacement Surgery Definition

Hip replacement surgery is a type of hip arthroplasty that involves the removal of the damaged hip joint and surrounding cartilage and replacement with a prosthesis, constructed of biocompatible materials. A typical hip prosthesis consists of two components: a ball and a socket.

Hip arthroplasty is recommended for patients with severe, progressive forms of arthritis including hip osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The procedure aims to reduce pain while restoring a sense of normal functioning in the hip joint.