Introduction
Indications
Surgeon/patient understanding
Complications
Review of the literature
Results
Standard prostheses
Custom prostheses

Introduction

A patient who needs a total hip prosthesis generally feels localised pain in the area of the groin. These pains are debilitated in everyday life and during the night.

The medical options for the surgical procedure involving the implantation of a prosthesis are abundant and diverse. The short and medium-term results can vary considerably and affect the quality of life of the patient. So, patients who want to maintain their health need to understand the very wide range of options available.