Your hip is made of two basic parts that move and work together to ensure a smooth motion and function. When arthritis sets in and the cartilage that cushions the hip wears away or is destroyed, the hip joint requires replacement.
Total hip replacement surgery almost always:
- Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.
- Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, you’ll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles.
- Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort.
- Provides years of easier movement. Most total hip replacements last for many years.