Patient Specific Hip Options
The hip is a ball and socket joint which connects your thigh and hip bone. It is a crucial part of your anatomy that bears a large amount of force. Your hip may be subjected to injuries, damage, strains, inflammation, dislocation or fractures due to sports activities, overuse, falls and accidents.
Your damaged hip can be treated with total hip replacement, where the diseased part of the hip is replaced with prosthetic implants. Since each person is of a different shape and size, commercially available hip implants may not fit well enough to provide complete relief from disability. As a result, newer technology was developed to provide patient specific hip implants unique to each person’s anatomy.
Patient specific hip replacement surgery is indicated to treat inflammatory and non-inflammatory degenerative joint diseases, and restore your mobility and regular activities. The treatment is also used for the following:
- Pain while bearing on the affected hip
- Radiating pain in the groin, lower back and thighs
- Stiffness in the hip while walking
- Inadequate or no response to non-surgical treatment and medications