Total Hip Replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure aimed at relieving pain and restoring function in the hip joint. The procedure involves the removal of damaged cartilage and bone in the hip joint and replacing them with artificial components made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. A THR is often recommended for patients who experience chronic hip pain and loss of function due to conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, among others.

Although this procedure is highly effective for treating severe hip pain and mobility issues, it is generally considered the last option when other treatments such as medication, lifestyle changes, and less invasive procedures fail to bring relief. It can be life-altering, allowing people to regain a level of mobility that enhances the quality of their lives. In particular, older adults can find new vigor through a total hip replacement, often leading to greater overall health and longevity.

Patients opting for a THR usually undergo several tests and screenings to determine their suitability for the surgery. Factors such as general health, age, and severity of the condition are taken into account to evaluate if the procedure is the most appropriate treatment route.