Are there any alternatives to hip replacement surgery?
Pain relief and physiotherapy are the usual first-line treatments for hip pain and problems with mobility. However, sometimes further treatment is needed. If you have a condition such as osteoarthritis, your doctor will often offer you a steroid injection into the hip to control your discomfort before thinking about hip replacement surgery, although this is not a permanent solution.
It is possible to carry out a partial hip replacement where only the part of the joint where your leg joins the hip is replaced. Your doctor and surgeon will be able to tell you which treatment plan is most suitable for you.