This is a detailed informative book meant as a guide for those who require a hip replacement, their families and loved ones. Although there are a number of medical books on the subject this is the first easy to read book for the general public. It provides basic information and answers to many of the questions that prospective hip replacement patients have. It guides with an objective look at the issues and the pros and cons affecting them. This book is based upon much research, interviews with specialists, patients, medical personnel and others to provide the reader a practical and well-rounded understanding of the subject.