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Hip replacement surgery services in London
Most people with hip problems don’t need surgery, but for the few who experience long term (chronic) pain and reduced mobility, a hip replacement operation can help.
This kind of hip surgery is more commonly performed on younger patients, and involves replacing the damaged or diseased surface of the ball and socket joint in the hip with metal plating. Also known as metal on metal (MoM) hip resurfacing, the operation leaves the head and neck of the femur intact.
Sometimes known as total hip arthroplasty or total hip replacement, this kind of operation is suitable for people with severe, chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis, deformity or disease. One of the most common hip operations performed in the UK each year, it brings great relief from pain, restores mobility, and gives a huge improvement in quality of life.
A hip revision operation is undertaken when the original hip replacement operation fails, usually because the joint has become too loose. In about 2% of cases hip revisions are carried out due to bone infection. A hip prosthesis can last from anywhere between ten and twenty-five years, and because people are living longer they may need more than one hip replacement operation.
Although not widely performed, some patients may need exploratory surgery to help the surgeon make an accurate diagnosis as to why they’re suffering from hip pain. A small camera is inserted through little holes in the skin and passed into the hip joint. It’s also possible for surgical instruments to be inserted so operations can take place.