The Hip Joint

Hip Replacement-personal anecdotes

hip replacement stories

Good Hips and Bad Hips

the major difference between good hips and bad hips

What is an Artificial Hip?

key differences between normal shoulders and unstable shoulders and the main types of unstable shoulders

If you need an Artificial Hip

how to know if you're a candidate for hip replacment

Clinical Hip Examination

a typical hip examination

Non-Surgical Options

a non-surgical management of bad hips

New Hip Replacement

looking after a new hip, what to do and what not to do

Physiotherapy for the New Hip

physiotherapy post-surgery for a new hip

Artificial Hip vs Natural Hip

Differences between an artificial hip and a natural one

Recogizing a Failing Hip Replacement

Recognizing a failing hip replacement

Hip Joint Glossary

frequently used terms

As the population grows and ages, hip replacements are increasing at the rate of 10% each year. Of the 600,000 hip replacements performed annually throughout the world, approximately 90% will last 10 years or longer.

The procedure for hip replacement is considered to be one of the greatest surgical achievements of the 20th century. It has allowed many people to have a comfortable, independent life who would otherwise have had substantial disability.