Cemented hip replacements which have been conventionally used for last more than 40 years, are nowadays used for older, less active people and people with weak bones.
Uncemented Total Hip Replacement
Uncemented total hip replacements are used more commonly these days. They are used particularly in young patients with good quality bone. It relies on biological fixation of the prosthesis to the bone as against cemented hip replacement where bone cement is used as filler between the prosthesis and the host bone.
Total Hip Replacement for failed surgery of hip fractures
Fracture of neck of Femur is one of the most common hip fractures in elderly population which is treated with either fixation of the fracture or a partial hip replacement. In some cases where the fracture fails to unite or there is loosening of the partial hip replacement, a total hip replacement is required.
Revision Total Hip Replacement
This means that part or all of your previous hip replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from relatively minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone.
Surface Replacement Arthroplasty
This is a relatively new procedure being in use for last about 10 years. It is not appropriate for all the patients of hip arthritis. The best candidates for hip resurfacing are males under the age of 55.