Joint hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a type of surgery when there is a pain in the hips. Not just a pure ache, but a kind of pain that somehow affects the daily activities of a person or pain in the bones that can’t be dealt with quickly by non-surgical treatments.
During this process, the damaged sections of the hip joint are removed and replaced with parts that usually made of sturdy materials like metal, ceramic, or hard plastics. Joint hip replacement surgery helps reduce the pain felt by a person and improves the function of the hip. When having arthritis damage, a person might consider having a joint hip replacement as it is the most common reason why there is a need to have one.
In some cases, a second joint hip replacement is needed if the prosthetic hip-joint wears out. Second joint hip replacement occurs when joint hip replacement surgery is done when a person is young and active.