Total Hip Replacement THR

Total Hip Replacement (THR), also known as Total Hip Arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure where a worn out or damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint or prosthesis. THR is a common and highly effective surgery designed to relieve pain, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for individuals with hip joint issues.


THR is typically recommended for patients suffering from severe hip pain and mobility issues, primarily due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, or hip fractures that haven’t adequately healed. The procedure becomes an option when conservative treatments, like medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle adjustments, fail to provide relief.


The surgery involves the removal of the damaged femoral head (the upper part of the thigh bone) and the acetabulum (the hip socket). These are replaced with artificial components: a metal or ceramic ball for the femoral head and a metal socket lined with plastic, ceramic, or metal. The artificial components are designed to mimic the hip joint’s natural movement.

Recovery and Rehabilitation

Post-surgery, patients usually start walking with support within a day or two, guided by a physical therapist. Rehabilitation involves exercises to strengthen the hip and improve flexibility. Recovery times vary, but many patients can resume normal activities within 3 to 6 months.


THR has a high success rate, offering significant pain relief and improved function. Most hip replacements last 15-20 years or more, depending on factors like the patient’s activity level and the prosthesis’s wear and tear.

Total Hip Replacement is a transformative procedure for those with debilitating hip pain, providing a pathway to a more active and comfortable life.