Reading Orthopaedic Centre

Hip Arthroplasty

Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a disease process that affects the joints in the body. The surface of the joint is damaged and the surrounding bone grows thicker. It is also commonly described as degenerative joint disease.

Information About Arthritis

  Arthritis Research UK
  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Patient Information

Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis

  General Information
  Durolane injections

Total Hip Replacement

If your hip joint is badly damaged by arthritis, such that your pain and disability are having significant effects on your daily activities, you may need a total hip replacement (THR).

  Hip Replacement Guide

British Hip Society Hip Replacement Handbook
  A Guide for Patients

Hip Resurfacing

In young and / or very active patients with arthritis of the hip, a conventional hip replacement may wear out prematurely. An option for these patients is a Hip Resurfacing.

  Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Patient Information (PDF file)