Your hip joint is worn out and you suffer from so-called coxarthrosis. Stress pain or pain when you rest at night, limited mobility and the increasing stiffness of your knee necessitate the replacement of your destroyed joint by an artificial joint.
Nowadays, hip replacements are routine procedures. With an experienced surgeon in a well-equipped clinic, you will hardly experience complications and be able to expect good results. This means an improved quality of life as pain subsides and joint mobility increases. Full weight-bearing will be possible again.
There are a variety of prostheses nowadays; an experienced surgeon can advise you on which model is best for you.
Illustration 1 • Osteoarthritic hip joint (right)
Illustration 2 • Total hip system