Dr Mohammed Faizan

Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components.  The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, located between the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum). It is a ball and socket joint in which the head of the femur is the ball and the pelvic acetabulum forms the socket. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular cartilage which acts as a cushion and enables smooth movements of the joint.

A number of diseases and conditions can cause damage to the articular cartilage. Total hip replacement surgery is an option to relieve severe arthritis pain that limits your daily activities.

When is Hip Replacement Surgery done?

This procedure is the definitive treatment for severe arthritis of the hip joint causing symptoms that are intrusive in a person’s day to day life and not adequately controlled by non-surgical means.

Common symptoms include pain in the groin, thigh and buttock. Often activity related and typically affecting simple things like putting one’s shoes and socks on or being able to reach one’s toe nails, getting in and out of cars etc.

Hip replacements are major operations with risks, albeit very low. However, with major improvements in biomaterials and surgical techniques, they have become some of the most successful (if not the most successful) operations of the 21st century with excellent results and very high patient satisfaction.

The Procedure

In a Hip Replacement, the diseased cartilage on the femoral head (ball) and the acetabulum (socket) are removed and replaced with prosthesis.

Materials Used

These are usually in the form of 4 components. The acetabular shell (metal), insert (Polyethylene or Ceramic), prosthetic femoral head (metal or ceramic) and the femoral stem (metal) 


The joint replacement can often be expected to last a couple of decades. Patients can expect to get back to most if not all of their pre-operative or sometimes even pre arthritis activities. Impact activity such as running, jogging, jumping though, is not recommended.


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