If the degradation is too significant, a hip replacement with a total prosthesis, called total hip arthroplasty, may be necessary.
The prosthesis will be used to replace the worn joint. The total hip replacement surgery lasts an hour and a half and is done while the patient is under general or regional anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision at the hip’s edge to go replace the upper end of the femur by inserting a metal rod into the femur. This rod will be linked to the component which replaces the articulation of the basin. After installing the prosthesis, the surgeon closes the incision.
It will be important to follow the exercise program provided by your specialist and physiotherapist to ensure complete recovery. The purpose of this surgery is to allow you to regain full mobility by eliminating the symptoms of discomfort in order for you to resume a more active lifestyle.