Hip Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

6. Which type of surgery and prosthesis will I have?

The type of surgery and prosthesis (artificial joint) your doctor uses will depend on a number of factors, including your age, general health, and activity level.

In general, doctors tend to recommend minimally invasive surgery for younger patients and those who are of normal weight and healthier than those who are candidates for traditional hip replacement surgery.

Doctors usually use cemented joints for older, less active people and people with weak bones, while reserving uncemented joints for younger, more active people.