Total hip replacement
Dr. Somesh Deb

How long does total hip replacement surgery take?

1-2 hours

How long does hip replacement surgery take to perform?

The average hip replacement surgery takes just 1-2 hours to perform.

Is a hip replacement a major operation?

In a hip replacement procedure, your surgeon removes the damaged joint surface and replaces it with an artificial implant. A total hip replacement is a major surgery, and deciding to have the surgery done is a big decision. ... As well, older age is a concern and may be an exclusion factor for a hip replacement.

What's the difference between hip replacement and total hip replacement?

A total hip replacement has the ability to relieve pain and restore normal function in patients whose hip joint has been destroyed by trauma or disease. In this type of surgery, the damaged hip socket and ball of the femur are replaced by man made implants. ... The average hip replacement lasts 20-30 years or more.

What is a total hip replacement called?

The top of the thigh (femur) bone (ball) fits into a part of the pelvis called the acetabulum (socket), allowing the joint to move smoothly in multiple directions (figure 1). Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the hip joint with artificial parts (called prostheses).