What is hip arthroplasty?

Dr. Joseph B. Assini, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

In this video, Joseph Assini, MD, with Orthopaedic Physicians of Colorado, explains what a hip replacement is and who is the best candidate for a hip replacement. 

Hip arthroplasty is better know as hip replacement. This is done for arthritis which has progressed to the point where a patient is having severe pain and finds their daily activities compromised. In these situations we replace the hip with an artificial hip which restores function, eliminates pain and returns the patient to an active life style.

Hip arthroplasty is the medical term for total hip replacement. In this operation, the damaged, painful hip joint is completely removed and replaced with an artificial joint (implant). Hip arthroplasty relieves the pain from hip osteoarthritis and restores a better range of motion. Most people are able to return fully to their daily activities after a total hip replacement.

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