Post Surgical Treatments - Total Hip Replacement
Hip replacement surgery is the second most common joint replacement surgery, directly after knee replacements. If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture or other conditions you may have difficulty walking or getting in and out of a chair.
When is Hip replacement surgery beneficial?
- Hip pain limits everyday activities including walking and bending
- Pain is consistent – even while resting
- Stiffness in the hip limits your ability to move or lift your leg
- Pain medications provide little relief
During surgery the damaged joint lining is replaced with an artificial implant that allows the hip to function normally. These implants do wear out over time making hip replacement most prevalent in people 60-80 years of age, yet your orthopaedic surgeon will evaluate on a number of factors besides age.
Joint replacement surgery requires that you take an active role in your care and rehabilitation.