If hip pain is keeping you up at night and making it difficult for you to get up from chairs, stand, walk, or use stairs, a total hip replacement (THR) surgery may be a possible treatment option. The goal of a THR is to reduce hip pain and improve the motion in your hip.
Your surgeon will reshape the socket to fit the new cup implant that replaces your diseased socket. After the socket is reshaped, a new cup will be placed in the socket. The cup usually consists of a metal shell and a polyethylene or metal liner. Your surgeon then prepares your femur for the femoral stem, which will hold the new ball part of your hip joint. The head of your femur is removed and the bone is prepared for the new femoral stem. After your permanent hip stem is implanted, the ball that sits at the top of the femoral stem will be put into place. Once your surgeon is satisfied with the position and movement of your new hip joint, it will be flushed with cleansing fluid and closed.