Hip Arthroplasty, otherwise known as Total Hip Replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the articular part of the hip joint with an artificial joint. The aim is to take away pain, restore function, preserve anatomy and improve quality of life.
Although the benefits of successful hip replacement surgery are great, you as the patient do have a duty of care to your new artificial hip by avoiding movements that will stress or damage its components. It is particularly important to avoid prohibited positions of the leg (these will be outlined in your consultation and repeated again post-surgery) and to promptly treat any unavoidable infections if they arise. If this care is taken your efforts should be rewarded for years to come.
Please find below information on the hip arthroplasty procedure, what to expect prior to and during surgery as well as post hip arthroplasty recovery information.
For more information or to book a consultation to assess whether hip arthroplasty is right for you please contact A/Prof Al Muderis' office on 1800 907 905 or +61 2 8882 9011 or book an appointment online.
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