Definition of hip replacement in English:

hip replacement


  • A surgical operation involving the reconstruction or replacement of a hip joint.

    ‘years of wear and tear forced Karen to undergo two hip replacements’
    mass noun ‘surgeons have largely abandoned using such devices in traditional hip replacement’
    • ‘At the moment, I need a full hip replacement.’
    • ‘Too few hipsters, too many hip replacements.’
    • ‘In many dogs with arthritis of the hip, a hip replacement can provide excellent results.’
    • ‘The sight of the elderly dying in hospital corridors or waiting months for hip replacements upsets us.’
    • ‘The ageing of the world's population has been the primary driver for hip replacements, or arthroplasty.’
    • ‘Nationally, the shortest wait for a hip replacement was just 30 days.’
    • ‘Their hip replacement is urgent, but their firm can't afford them to be off work any longer.’
    • ‘With his recent successful hip replacements, he is in better shape now than he has been for some time.’
    • ‘He is enjoying a new lease of life after a much-needed hip replacement.’
    • ‘She hates hospitals and has refused all offers of the hip replacement that would give her back her mobility.’