Hip resurfacing: Fewer risks, more benefits.
ARTHRITIS of the hip joint is a common problem in India. It occurs due to damage to the joint from various conditions such as Osteoarthritis (wear and tear arthritis), avascular necrosis (death of the bone due to lack of blood supply), trauma or injury (previous hip fractures), infection, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and other diseases. It causes severe pain, stiffness, deformity, decreased mobility and severe disability. In India, hip joint arthritis affects even young people leading to disruption of family and social life, inability to work and difficulty in movement.
Traditionally, Total Hip Replacement (THR) has been the only treatment for people suffering with hip arthritis for the past 40 years. The surgery is conducted when the symptoms or