What is THR

What is Total Hip Replacement

In a total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty), the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components. If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions, common activities such as walking or getting in and out of a chair may be painful and difficult. Your hip may be stiff, and it may be hard to put on your shoes and socks. You may even feel uncomfortable while resting. If medications, changes in your everyday activities, and the use of walking supports do not adequately help your symptoms, you may consider hip replacement surgery. Hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can relieve your pain, increase motion, and help you get back to enjoying normal, everyday activities.

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After hip replacement you can expect nearly complete relief of pain. While an artificial hip is not a normal hip, you can expect to resume most activities of daily living with comfort and ease. Studies have confirmed that approximately 95% of all hip replacements can expect a very good result. Unlimited walking tolerance without pain is usually the case. Recreational activities such as bicycling, swimming and golf are likely to be possible. More strenuous sports such as jogging, tennis and skiing could damage the artificial hip and are not recommended. Many patients notice a significant improvement in their over-all energy level when the strain of constant pain is eliminated. Less dependence on others is another frequent benefit noted after total hip replacement.

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