Within the specialty of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, prosthetic hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgeries performed by our surgeons in Barcelona. The procedure offered when more conservative treatments have failed, quickly returns mobility and significantly improves the quality of life of the patient.
Advances in minimally invasive techniques, implant design and materials and the extensive experience of our Orthopaedic Specialists, have made prosthetic hip surgery a safe and commonly performed procedure benefiting patients with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, malformation/abnormalities of the hip and fractures.
The significant rise in hip disorders in recent years amongst the under 50’s and those suffering from obesity has led to a large increase in the number of hip replacement surgeries being performed globally. Furthermore because much younger patients are requiring surgery, the number of hip replacement ‘revision’ surgeries required in the future is also set to increase. This considered, modern prostheses have been designed to preserve most of the bone and have incorporated minimum wear mechanisms (bearing surfaces) in order to prolong the life of the prosthesis whilst at the same time facilitating for possible future replacement if necessary.
Prior to performing any type of hip procedure, our specialists will first ascertain that the hip is the actual site of pathology as pain in the hip can originate from both the knee and back. Once confirmed, the patient’s age, life style and activity levels are considered by the doctor as well as the patient’s expectations of surgery before deciding upon the most appropriate treatment plan and prosthesis.
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