Hip replacement surgeons replace damaged hips with prosthesis (implants). It is offered when people face diseases or trauma to the hip and when medication and other alternative treatments are no longer effective. It is also known as hip arthroplasty.
Conditions treated by hip replacements include:
An orthopaedic surgeon performs hip replacements.
Some reasons to seek a hip replacement surgeon includes:
Choose a hip replacement surgeon based on:
You can expect the surgeon to ask about personal and family history. They will also ask about current requirements and can recommend a battery of tests to know more about the patient’s body. After the investigations, the surgeon will create a treatment and care plan best suited for the patient.
The cost of a hip replacement depends on the kind of replacement required.