A total hip replacement surgery involves removing and replacing the damaged joint with an artificial implant. The decision to undergo surgery is always a difficult one and should be taken jointly by the caregiver, patient and the orthopedic surgeon. There are many factors to consider in order to decide whether hip replacement is a suitable treatment option for a patient.
It is essential to gather as much information as possible about the surgery beforehand. In the sections ahead, this website aims to help the patient and the caregiver understandcaregiver understands the benefits and limitations of the surgery, the preparation required before surgery and the rehabilitation period post-surgery so that they can make as informed a decision as possible.