Patient information

Normal anatomy of the hip joint

How does the hip joint work?

Your hip joint is designed for both mobility and stability. The hip joint allows your entire lower extremity to move in three planes of motion: forward and backward side to side rotating right and left.

Your hip joint provides vital shock absorption to the torso and upper body as well as stability during standing and other weight-bearing activities.

Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Total Hip Replacement (THR) procedure replaces all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device (prosthesis) to eliminate pain and restore joint movement.

Hip Resurfacing

Hip Resurfacing or bone conserving procedure replaces the acetabulum (hip socket) and resurfaces the femoral head. This means the femoral head has some or very little bone removed and replaced with the metal component. This spares the femoral canal. Find out more about Hip Resurfacing from the following options.

Revision hip replacement

This maybe because part or all of your previous hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone and hence is difficult to describe in full.