Hip Replacement Directory
Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which a hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. This may be recommended due to arthritis or a hip fracture. Both standard and minimally invasive procedures are available. After a brief hospital stay, physical therapy can help you learn to use your new joint. This therapy may continue for weeks or months. Total recovery time may take up to a year, and your doctor will explain what activities will help or hinder your recovery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about hip replacement surgery, how it is performed, what to expect during recovery, and much more.
Questions and Answers about Hip Replacement
A good first overview of total hip replacement.
Arthritis and Hip Replacement Surgery
Arthritis often gets so bad that a hip becomes severely arthritic and needs to be replaced. Learn more from WebMD about hip replacement surgery, include risks and recovery.
Hip Protectors for Those With Osteoporosis
The FDA has approved hip protector garments for the prevention of hip fractures in elderly persons with known osteoporosis.
Acetabular Labral Tear -- the Basics
WebMD explains an acetabular labral tear, damage to cartilage and tissue in the hip socket that affects up to 22% of athletes.
Is Less-Invasive Hip Replacement Best for You?
Finding the right surgeon and asking the right questions can help determine if minimally invasive hip replacement is right for you.
Build a Stronger Skeleton
To have sturdy, healthy bones, you gotta beat 'em up.
Tour de France Champ Faces Hip Surgery
Doctors explain why osteonecrosis is leading to hip replacement surgery for cyclist Floyd Landis.
Beyond Arthritis: Hip and Knee Replacements for Women
With the baby boom generation hitting their 60s -- the age at which joints start to hurt and ultimately give out -- more and more women are seeking knee and hip replacements to maintain their active lifestyle.