Why is hip replacment necessary? Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is an extremely successful procedure. The first total hip replacement was performed over 50 years ago and since then millions of people have undergone replacement surgery. In the UK alone almost 50,000 replacements are performed every year.

The procedure uses biocompatible (body friendly) implants to replace and resurface the bones of the joint, re-creating the smooth gliding surfaces of the joint. Total hip replacements are typically made from a combination of metal alloys such as titanium or cobalt chromium, medical grade polyethylene (a durable plastic) or ceramic. They may be implanted with or without bone cement.

This video explores this key question … and starts the Patient Journey through Rapid Recovery Hip Replacement.