The hip joint forms the flexible connection between the torso and the legs. The main cause for hip joint problems is wear and tear of the cartilage tissue. It is felt as pain, only when the joint surface is stressed in early stages, but more and more frequently in the unstressed position in later stages. The successful implantation of an artificial hip joint will significantly reduce pain and improve hip joint functions. In the process, the worn bone or cartilage tissue is replaced by hip endoprostheses made of plastic, ceramic or metal components.
Artificial hip joints have been continuously perfected over the past 7 decades. The hip prosthesis is one of the most successful and most common treatments for severe arthrosis of the hip joint. Minimally invasive techniques are now mainly used in the corresponding operations, which minimise scarring, reduce recovery times and help to avoid complications. In this respect, the Wiener Privatklinik has one of the most well-staffed competence centres in Vienna.
You can obtain more detailed information on hip prostheses from our telephone info-line or by email. All contact details can be found on our Contact page.