Joint replacement is one of the greatest orthopedic surgical advances in the last century. This procedure involves replacing a damaged or arthritic joint with an artificial one. The most common reason for performing a total joint replacement is to relieve the pain and disability caused by severe osteoarthritis.
If you suffer from arthritis of the hip, you know what a toll it can take on your quality of life. The pain and stiffness may lead to difficulty with more vigorous activities. For example exercising, hiking, and strenuous household chores like yard work to more day-to-day activities like climbing stairs, shopping, even dressing and bathing.