Total Hip Replacement
About Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement, also known as hip arthroplasty, is where the hip joint is replaced with an implant by an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Any damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.
Why would I need a Total Hip Replacement?
Mr Barnes sees a variety of patients, many suffering from pain or lack of mobility. People that generally benefit from a Total Hip Replacement are experiencing;
Do I need a hip replacement?
This question varies for each patient and you need to take into account your pain management and how this effects your everyday life. If you’re managing and can continue to carry out everyday activities, then you may want to wait. If you’re struggling to walk or the pain is impacting your quality of sleep, then it may be time to discuss your options with Mr Barnes.
During your appointment, Mr Barnes will discuss your non-surgical and surgical options and how to achieve the best results possible.
Speak with your GP or family doctor about your condition and get a referral to see Mr Barnes.
At your first consultation a series of specialised investigations to diagnose the reason for your painful replacement will be organised and then your treatment options can be discussed and planned.
What are the risks of a total hip replacement?
As with any surgery, there are risk factors that need to be considered before deciding to undergo a medical procedure. With a total hip replacement, the complication rate is very low, yet this still needs to be considered before deciding on your treatment plan.