Emmi Patient Education
Emmi is a series of free, unique, web-based educational programs for Houston Methodist patients that make complex medical information easy to understand.
Arthroplasty is the term used to describe the procedure of replacing worn out joint surfaces with an artificial substitute (prosthesis). Arthritis is the most common diagnosis in patients undergoing hip replacement. The replacement provides smooth gliding surfaces which provide pain relief and improved function. There are different surgical options including partial and total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. There are also different types of prosthesis including metal-on-metal, metal-on-polyethylene, and ceramic. The decision is often based on patient age, preference, and desired activity level. Both hip and knee replacements are among the most common orthopedic procedures and provides some of the greatest benefits of any procedure in terms of pain relief, ability to return to desired activities, and independence.
Meet the physicians that perform state-of-the-art joint replacement surgery at our center.