If this joint is damaged as a result of arthritis, a fracture or other conditions, common activities such as walking can be painful.
In front of this panorama, a hip replacement surgery is considered a safe and effective procedure that can alleviate the aches, increase movement and help the individual to recover his agility for performing his daily activities.
This surgery that was carried out for the first time in 1960, is one of the most successful interventions in medicine. Since 1960, the advances and perfecting of surgery techniques and of joint replacement technology increase this surgery effectiveness, according to the Agency for the Research and Quality of Medical Attention.
The most common cause of chronic pain and disability on this area of the human body is arthritis. The osteoarthritis, the rheumatoid arthritis and the post-traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this condition.
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The recommendations for this surgery are based on the pain and disability a patient is suffering, and not on his age. Most of the patients submitted to a total hip replacement are between 50 and 80 years of age, but the orthopedic surgeons individually assess their patients.