How does a normal hip joint work?
The hip joint is a ball bearing joint formed by the combination of the femur(thigh) and pelvis bones. The function of the hip joint is very important in simple daily activities such as standing up and walking. Therefore, living with a worn or bruised hip joint both painful and uncomfortable. But the patient’s don’t have to live their life like this. In many cases, the entire or damaged part of the hip joint can be replaced by an orthoapedic surgeon.
What is the reason for hip pain?
Pain in the hip may cause from a chronic disease, a poorly treated injury, or an abrasion continued use with ageing.The common cause of pain and loss of function in the joint is arthritis, commonly known as calcification.
Regardless of your age, if you have a problematic hip, you will be unable to do most of your daily life activities. This is a progressive process, resulting in you being unable to handle most of your essential needs over time, including self-care.
Is surgery a solution?
Replacement of the joint will cure hip pain in many cases, where the hip joint loses its functions due to abrasion. Basicly an artificial joint called prosthesis is attached to the damaged hip joint with the performed surgery. Many people regain their mobility without pain after hip replacement surgery.
What are the benefits of hip joint replacement?
After operation joint pain completely disappears or widely reduced. Reduced pain allows the patient to use the hip joint more and comfortable which improves leg muscles and increases their strength. Life quality increases as the patients can do their daily work and non-demanding activities by their self. Prostheses that used are very long-lasting it allows the patient move comfortably for years.
Who is eligible for a total hip replacement?
It is applied to patients whose hip joint cartilage is damaged or completely lost for any reason. Hip joint can’t regenerate itself the cartilage tissue therefore it’s only possible to regain the function if it’s replaced with a prosthesis.
There are various of treatment methods such as medications, injections, pyhsical therapy are tried in the process leading to surgery. Hip replacement is recommended for patients who can’t benefit from these treatments.