The most common reason for hip replacement is osteoarthritis. This happens when the cartilage in the hip joint has worn away over time resulting in bones rubbing together, which in turn is painful and can have numerous side effects such as distortion of the joint and restricted movement.
I hope the following will be useful to anyone about to have a total hip replacement operation and may offer some reassurance. At the end there is a list of items I found most useful when I returned home after the operation.
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