Does my Hip need replacing?
The most common reason to perform hip replacement surgery is when the cartilage in your hip joint has worn out (osteoarthritis) and you are in pain. Other less common reasons to replace a hip are consequences of previous paediatric hip disorders such as dislocated/dysplastic hip, Perthe’s disease, slipped femoral epiphysis, trauma (fracture / broken hip), avascular necrosis (results from interruption of blood supply to the hip joint), infection, or inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Whilst the average age of patients undergoing hip replacement surgery is between 60 and 80, younger patients may need hip replacement surgery. To see whether you may benefit from hip replacement surgery please run our hip test below.