As a person ages, their hip joints can start to wear out. Also, a person who has been in a car accident or other accident may have issues with the hip joint. When there are issues with the hip joint, the best course of action is usually a hip replacement if the patient’s pain cannot be managed by traditional means.
Information. A hip replacement surgery is where a doctor will remove the damaged and inoperative hip joint. The joint is then replaced. The artificial joint is placed into the body instead. These artificial hip joints are made of plastic, metal or a combination of the two. Having a hip replacement surgery will help the patient to alleviate all the pain that they have been having in the hip joint, and help them live a pain-free and full life.