Why do I need a hip replacement?
Most people have a hip replacement because the cartilage between the bones in their hip has worn away. The bones are now rubbing against each other, causing pain and stiffness in the hip.
The pain may be keeping you awake at night, and affecting your everyday life. You may have had to cut back, or stop, many of your daily activities such as working, going for a walk, going up and down stairs, gardening and shopping.
You may need hip replacement surgery if the hip joint gets to a point when you can’t control the pain any more with other treatments. It is the second most common joint replacement procedure. Hip replacement surgery has a high success rate, and can improve your quality of life. Your pain should stop, or at the very least, you should feel less pain and discomfort. Your new hip should be more flexible, allowing you to go about the activities of your everyday life.