Hip arthritis is the result of wear and tear on your hip joint from activities over time. It is a progressive disease that causes pain and disability.
When non-surgical treatments fail to relieve your hip pain, a total hip replacement is often recommended. Hip replacements are most often done to relieve significant pain and increase your ability to perform normal activities of daily living. Total hip replacement is one of the most common and successful surgical procedures offered in orthopedics. A majority of patients gain significant if not total improvement in their symptoms as a result of this operation.
Now that you have viewed the presentation, it is your doctor's hope that you have a better understanding of the procedure, including its risks, benefits and alternatives. Based on your desires and expectations, you and your doctor can now make a shared decision about your health care.