Osteoarthritis of the hip is a condition that develops as a result of the loss of the normal hip cartilage. The cartilage is the smooth tissue on the end of bones that allows the hip to glide smoothly and painlessly. Over time, this cartilage can wear away resulting in bone rubbing on bone. This is generally a painful condition and can be a source of significant discomfort at night. Joint replacement is the definitive surgical choice to correct hip arthritis. Possible surgical options include: Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR), large head metal-on-metal total hip replacement or traditional total hip replacement.
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