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Surgery to Restore Your Hip
If your hip is causing you serious pain and/or preventing you from living your regular productive life and all other avenues have been exhausted, hip surgery (arthroplasty) may be the solution. You may return to an active life, relatively free of pain.
Hip Joint Replacement In Australia
Approximately 37,000 total hip joint replacements are performed each year in Australia.1 The replacement can involve the femur only, or the femur and acetabulum. Hip joint replacement surgery involves replacing the femoral head (ball) and acetabulum (socket) with artificial parts called prostheses. The hip prostheses are designed to simulate the human anatomy as closely as possible.
There are several options for hip replacement. Your surgeon will choose the best procedure for you.
Total Hip Replacement: This operation involves relining the femur and tibia.
Revision Hip of Total Replacement: Revision surgery involves re-operation on a previous total hip replacement that has worn out, failed, or become loose. Some or all of the parts are removed and replaced with new ones. It is important to be aware that hip replacements are not guaranteed to last forever. Improvements in technology should help your replacement last longer, but it is difficult to estimate the life expectancy of your joint replacement.
Bilateral Hip Replacements: Where both hips are replaced at the same time.
1. Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR). Hip, Knee & Shoulder Arthroplasty: 2018 Annual Report. Adelaide: AOA, 2018. https://aoanjrr.sahmri.com/annual-reports-2018 (accessed Sep 2019).