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Hip Reconstructive Surgery
Hip Reconstructive Surgery at a Glance
Reconstruction means performing a surgery to fix problems with structure or function of a body part, or to correct an abnormality or defect. Hip reconstructive surgery is a surgical procedure done to restore your mobility and alleviate hip pain.
Hip, the largest joint in the body, is a ball and socket joint composed of head of the femur (thigh bone) and the acetabulum, which is a concave indentation in the pelvic bone. Ligaments and cartilage surrounding the hip joint provide mobility and stability. Over the course of life or due to any trauma and other medical conditions, the hip cartilage may experience some wear and tear, which may develop to a condition called arthritis, which often causes pain. Arthritis gradually worsens with time, and requires proper treatment.
If arthritic pain and range of motion of the joint are not relieved by non-surgical treatment options, surgical treatments are opted which also includes hip reconstructive surgery.
The main aim of hip reconstructive surgery is to restore range of motion of the hip joint and to relieve pain, offering the patient increased mobility, independence and an improved quality of life.
Hip reconstruction involves different surgical procedures. A few of these procedures are:
- Hip replacement or hip arthroplasty
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip osteotomy
- Hip arthroscopy
Hip Replacement or Hip Arthroplasty
A hip replacement procedure is a major surgery that involves the removal of the damaged joint surface and replacing it with artificial implants or prostheses.