The aim of treatment is pain relief and restoration of function (eg: walking) If the joint pain is not severe and not affecting activities of daily living the pain management is first line of treatment.
When conservative measures fail surgery has be considered.
Commonest surgical treatment is Total Hip Replacement
In this procedure the diseased head part of the femur is removed and the socket is cleaned (reamed) up to a good, healthy bone surface. A metal cup (Un-cemented) is inserted or a polyethylene cup is fixed to the socket using grout called ‘bone-cement’.
A metal stem is inserted into the medullary canal (inner hollow part )of the femur usually with bone-cement.