The implantation of an artificial hip in the human body already exists for over 65 years.
Every year, more than 15.000 Belgians undergo this intervention. After the operation, the hip pain disappears, the mobility comes back and the limping vanishes. The materials and techniques are continuously improving, so that the lifespan of the prosthesis also continues to increase. This is necessary on the one hand, so that younger people with a damaged hip joint can also be treated, and on the other hand because seniors stay longer active.
However, there are still many misunderstandings about the implantation and the types of hip prostheses. Words such as minimal invasive, mini-incision and sports hip are all too often misunderstood. Therefore, an information site like this can only be useful.