Total Hip Replacement

A total hip replacement, also referred to as total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves accessing the hip joint through an incision, either on the front (anterior) or the side (posterior) of the hip. The damaged parts of the joint are then surgically removed, and the joint is replaced with metal and plastic parts. These replacement implants are typically pressed into the bones, addressing both the socket of the joint (acetabulum) and the ball of the joint (femoral head). Advanced technologies, such as computer navigation, robotics, and augmented reality may be utilized during the procedure. Patients can start walking immediately after surgery, and the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, which eliminates the need for a hospital stay.