Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for hip replacement.
- Rheumatoid and other types of arthritis
Patients with damage to the hip joint from rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and other types of arthritis may need hip replacement.
- To replace a broken or infected hip
If you have a hip fracture, your doctor may advise you to have a hip replacement.
- To correct past hip surgery
If you had another type of hip surgery that did not work, you may need a total hip replacement.
- Bone tumors and other bone diseases
Hip replacement surgery can be helpful for some patients with bone tumors or other bone diseases in the hip area.