A diagnosis of hip pain will usually be made on the basis of history, examination and imaging findings. Hip pain symptoms arising from the hip joint itself usually result from loss of articular cartilage within the hip joint. This causes inflammation which is usually chronic resulting in pain and stiffness. Sometimes there are secondary features of back pain and knee pain as a result of a prolonged gait disturbance (limp).
HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Hip replacement surgery is designed to change the natural history of an and restore function and relieve pain. This is one of the more successful orthopaedic procedures in achieving good pain relief and restoration of function.