Does my Hip need replacing ?
The most common reason to perform hip replacement surgery is when the cartilage in your hip joint has worn out (osteoarthritis) and you are in pain. Other less common reasons to replace a hip are consequences of previous paediatric hip disorders such as dislocated/dysplastic hip, Perthe’s disease, slipped femoral epiphysis, trauma (fracture / broken hip), avascular necrosis (results from interruption of blood supply to the hip joint), infection, or inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Whilst the average age of patients undergoing hip replacement surgery is between 60 and 80, younger patients may need hip replacement surgery. To see whether you may benefit from hip replacement surgery please run our hip test below.
Harris Hip Score Self Assessment Test*
*The online self-assessment is based on the internationally accepted Harris Hip Score questionnaire. Harris Hip Score Questionnaire is widely used by orthopaedic surgeons around the world, as part of the patient examination and assessment process. The Harris Hip Test usually includes a physical examination (done by your surgeon). As this has been left out, your score may vary from that you would receive from your surgeon.
Your results are not recorded and there is no requirement to provide us with any personal details in order to complete it.