Hip joint replacement is surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with a man-made joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis. Hip replacement can be done with minimally-invasive surgery that lessens blood loss, reduces scarring, and shortens hospital stays.
BOSH orthopaedic surgeons make one or two, two-to-five inch incisions along the front of the hip and insert either a metal or plastic implant. Not everyone with Hip problems would require a Hip replacement, however we strongly advice to consult the BOSH experts for a definitive treatment plan. Implants can be of metal or plastic with decisions based on patient pain and disability.
Type of Anesthesia - Regional (spinal or epidural) anesthesia. Medicine is put into your back to make you numb below your waist. You will also get medicine to make you sleepy. And you may get medicine that will make you forget about the procedure, even though you will not be fully asleep. This surgery takes about 1 to 3 hours.