Your orthopaedic surgeon will evaluate your situation carefully if you are experiencing pain or poor range of motion as a result of a diseased, damaged, or deformed hip. Your surgeon will carefully make decision regarding which implant is most appropriate for you and may determine that either a total or partial hip replacement is the best method of treatment when other nonsurgical treatments are ineffective.
A diseased hip is when one or more parts of the hip are damaged, and movement becomes stiff. Over time, the cartilage surrounding the bone will start to crack or wear away, causing the bones in the joint to rub together. When the ball of your femur starts to grind in the socket of your pelvis, pain and stiffness occurs.
There are many reasons your hip may become damaged or diseased, including but not limited to:
- Non-inflammatory arthritis such as osteoarthritis or avascular necrosis
- Inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis or
- Traumatic injury
In these cases, Signature Orthopaedics hip replacement implants can be employed to replace the damaged bone and cartilage in a Total Hip Replacement (THR) or Partial Hip Replacement.