Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

YES. Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285,000 are performed yearly in the USA.
Yes. More than 250,000 hip replacements are performed in the US each year. Hip replacement is one of the most successful procedures in medicine measured in terms of patient satisfaction and improvement in function. Many hospitals have total joint programs which prepare patients and families for surgery and closely follow them after surgery and during post op therapy.