Hip osteotomy or hip replacement. Which is better?

A hip or 2. You have not specified the reason. My experience dictates that an osteotomy will end up with a thr. Get a 2nd opinion.
Replacement. There are very, very few indications for an osteotomy in this day and age. If the arthritis is bad enough, replacement is usually the most reliable choice.

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How do I decide whether to get a hip osteotomy or hip replacement?

THA vs osteotomy. Experience and recommendations of your hip surgeon. Localized arthritis with well-preserved surfaces may be better served with osteotomy, if a congruent, well-contained result is possible. Significant joint erosion and deformity will likely fare better with tha. Read more...

Ganz osteotomy and hip replacement, can you tell me more?

Ganz Osteotomy. Surgery to change the shape of the hip joint typically involve re-shaping the shallow hip socket (acetabulum) so it is in a better position to cover the ball of the hip joint (femoral head). Osteotomies may be performed on the hip socket side of the joint or on the ball side of the joint (upper thigh bone). Read more...

How dangerous is a hip replacement?

Moderately risky. It's considered a surgery with moderately high risk (blood loss, anesthesia complications) if not done emergently, certain patients should be screened for reversible factors that could be corrected to improve surgical outcomes. Read more...
Very safe. Statistically, only 2-3% of patients will have a problem or complication after surgery that could require readmission to the hospital or further surgery. Read more...

What does it mean to have a hip replacement?

An artificial hip. The hip joint consists of a ball and socket formed of bone and cartilage. The diseased bone is removed and a new ball and socket, usually made out of metal and plastic is inserted surgically. The new hip, while mechanical, works in a manner very close to a normal hip joint. Read more...
Artificial device. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The damaged ball is removed, the damaged socket is contoured, and then an artificial metal and plastic ball and socket prosthesis are implanted inside the hip joint. Read more...

Metal on metal hip replacement causing pain?

Probably not . Because it is metal on metal. Usually due to something else such as loosening, inflammation or infection. Any hip replacement can have pain. If you are having pain, obviously it depends where it is in your hip. If it is in the groin or mid-femur it is probably because of the prothesis anywhere else probably less serious. Read more...
Possible. Some patients experience a local tissue reactionto the metal on metal implant not seen with other implant combinations. Other patients can have pain due to metal debri esp. If there is damage to the polished surface. All hip replacemens can hurt from loosening, infection and stress reactions to name a few. Read more...