8. Total Hip Arthroplasty and the Treatment of Hip Osteoarthritis
Author: Michael J. Weaver
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Hip osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain and disability. Patients typically present with hip and groin pain, stiffness, and difficulty with mobility that can significantly impact their quality of life. Total hip arthroplasty remains the most common surgical intervention for hip osteoarthritis. The new articulation allows for painless motion and weight bearing and significant improvements in quality of life. Over 300,000 hip replacement procedures are performed in the United States every year. As the baby boomer generation ages and as people continue to be more active later in life, the demand for hip replacement surgery is expected to increase over the coming decades.