Total hip replacement is the most successful joint replacementoperation. Relief of joint pain is often dramatic. The restorations ofactivities for sedentary adults are complete.
Most of you will regain your activities and will be able to walk wellwithout any limp, and will not require any walking aid. Improvementin stiffness especially in rheumatoid arthritis is significant.
Restoration of limb length of the leg is also an important advantageof this operation.
It must be remembered that artificial hip joint is a good hip thoughnot a normal hip. While swimming and brisk walking is consideredsafe, heavy labour jobs or repeated heavy impact should beavoided.
However after surface hip replacement most of the patients can domoderate impact activities such as golf and tennis in addition tositting on floor.