Hip arthroplasty is also called total hip replacement and is a very common procedure. During a total hip arthroplasty, the damaged bone is removed and replaced by a prosthetic designed to perfectly replicate the smooth movement and function of the hip.
The hip is one of the largest joints in the body and helps you do many things, such as bend, twist, sit, walk, and run. It’s easy to take your hip joints for granted until something begins to go wrong and you find yourself living with pain, decreased mobility, and decreased quality of life.
What is total hip arthroplasty?
During a total hip replacement, Dr. Colbert removes the affected part of the hip and femoral head (the top of the femur) and replaces it with a prosthetic, or artificial, joint.
Is total hip arthroplasty right for you?
Making the choice to pursue a total hip replacement is a big decision made by you, your family, and your physician. Dr. Colbert may decide a total hip replacement is the right course of treatment for you after other non-surgical treatment options have failed and thinks your pain, disability, and quality of life qualify you.