There are different types of hip replacement surgery, categorized according to the type of material used, the method of fixation and the extent of joint replaced.
Total Hip Replacement Surgery:- It is one of the most successful and cost-effective procedures. In this procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage are separated and substituted with prosthetic parts.
Partial Hip Replacement:- Partial Hip Replacement is a surgical procedure used to replace half of the hip joint. The operation involves replacing the ball of the femur that has worn from arthritis, degeneration, or a serious fracture involving the ball of the hip joint.
Hip Resurfacing surgery:- If the patient is a young adult who is not morbidly obese, the orthopaedic surgeon will recommend hip resurfacing surgery as opposed to total hip replacement surgery. It is specifically intended to re-align rather than replace the worn-out hip joint.
Double hip replacement surgery :– If the patient is suffering from a degenerative bone disorder like osteoporosis and has damage on both the hips, then this surgery is suggested.
Revision hip replacement:- Patients with a worn-out prosthesis will need revision hip replacement. Also, revision hip replacements are done to handle complications such as infection, dislocation, or bone fractures around the replaced hip.