Total hip replacement is one of the most successful procedures in orthopaedic surgery to alleviate pain and improve quality of life.
In Australia alone about 20,000 of these procedures are performed every year with an overall 95% success rate. After the procedure patients are able to return to activities and pursuits that were not previously possible.
Prof Jegan Krishnan and Dr Sunil Reddy are leading Joint replacement surgeons in Adelaide and offer the most up to date technology in hip replacement surgery including minimally Direct Anterior approach THR.
What causes problems with the hip joint?
Deterioration of the hip joint and consequent pain and swelling is mainly caused by severe arthritis, either osteoarthritis (the wearing away of cartilage in the joint) or inflammatory arthritis. It can also be caused by avascular necrosis, a condition where bone tissue deteriorates due to lack of blood supply, which can result from for example injury (‘trauma’) or from abuse of alcohol, steroid use or from decompression sickness (‘the bends’).
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