The most common reason for hip replacement surgery is to relieve pain and disability from osteoarthritis of the hip. The decision to have the surgery is one you must make with your doctor and your family, and there are many factors to think about.
For more about surgery, see “Considering Surgery?”, an Age Page from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH.
The information on Hip Replacement was developed for NIHSeniorHealth by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at NIH.
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