What has NICE said?
Artificial hips and hip resurfacing are recommended as possible treatments for people with end-stage arthritis of the hip.
Only an artificial hip or hip resurfacing with a replacement rate of less than 1 in 20 at 10 years should be used.
What does this mean for me?
If you have end-stage hip arthritis, and your doctor thinks that an artificial hip or hip resurfacing is the right treatment, you should be able to have the treatment on the NHS.