Reasons for hip replacement
  • Osteoarthritis
    Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for hip replacement.
  • Rheumatoid and other types of arthritis
    Patients with damage to the hip joint from rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and other types of arthritis may need hip replacement.
  • To replace a broken or infected hip
    If you have a hip fracture, your doctor may advise you to have a hip replacement.
  • To correct past hip surgery
    If you had another type of hip surgery that did not work, you may need a total hip replacement.
  • Bone tumors and other bone diseases
    Hip replacement surgery can be helpful for some patients with bone tumors or other bone diseases in the hip area.

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