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Hip replacement occurs when the hip joint is damaged or diseased. The purpose of hip replacement surgery is to remove the injured part of the hip replacing it with a man-made part. There are generally different goals for the surgery depending on the individual needs of the patient. Physicians most commonly recommend hip replacement surgery in order to improve walking, movement and range of motion and to help the hip joint work like it is meant to and to relieve pain. It is not ideal for all patients, but can help many people return to a better standard of living.
There are a number of treatment options to consider when having difficulties walking or experiencing pain in the hip. When these treatment options are no longer producing the desired results, a doctor may recommend that the patient undergo a hip replacement surgery. The conditions that may lead to a need for hip replacement surgery include: rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, hip joint injury and bone tumors. Hip replacement operations are only recommended after the physician has recommended the patient try medications, physical therapy, exercise regimen and walking aids like canes and walkers.
Hip replacement surgery is ideal in situations where damage to the hip joint has begun to cause chronic pain and difficulties leading a normal life. When range of motion and the ability to walk, stand or move are jeopardized, this is when surgery becomes a viable option. Some of the diseases and issues that can cause a need for this type of surgery include bone tumors, which can break down the hip joint, injuries to the hip joint, osteonecrosis which causes the joint bone to die and rheumatoid arthritis which causes stiffness, swelling and pain in the joints.