Hip replacement surgery is an invasive orthopedic procedure where the damaged hip bone along with some soft tissue and muscle is removed and replaced with an implant. The operation relieves pain and improves movement helping patients resume their normal daily activities.
If you have hip pain, hip replacement surgery is not usually the first course of action. In this video Dr. Dan Albright from the Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic in Raleigh, NC discusses what you should do before considering surgery.
There are signs a patient may experience that indicate hip arthritis or an impaired hip joint which should be treated by hip replacement surgery.
After a patient has undergone hip replacement surgery, two tools can be used to measure the function and pain the patient is experiencing. These scoring methods are The Harris Hip Score (HHS) and The Oxford Hip Score (OHS).