Deciding About Hip Replacement

Deciding About Hip ReplacementUnderstanding the reasons for hip replacement, success rates, risk factors and the importance of a second opinion can help you be an active participant in your surgeon’s decision to suggest hip resurfacing, partial hip replacement or total hip replacement. The surgeon’s decision will be based on many factors, including age and the damage to your hip joint. Your surgeon will consider total hip surgery when alternative methods such as changes in activities, mild painkillers, and physiotherapy have been exhausted.
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How do I know if I need hip replacement surgery?

It is certainly true that not everyone with hip joint pain needs a total hip replacement, but when your quality of life grows increasingly diminished due to painful osteoarthritis, you may be advised by your doctor to consider  […]

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Reasons for Hip Replacement Surgery

There are several conditions which can lead to chronic hip pain and disability, requiring hip replacement. The overwhelming majority of hip replacement surgeries though are necessitated by arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most […]

How successful is hip replacement surgery?

How successful is hip replacement surgery?

Total hip replacement is one of the most successful and cost effective interventions in medicine with over 310,000 such procedures performed in the United States in 2010.1 The incidence of hip replacements increased by 49% between 2000 and 20101 due […]

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What are the risks of delaying my hip replacement surgery?

As a patient, only you can decide when you are ready for surgery. Doctors and surgeons may make recommendations, but the call is ultimately yours. So, what if you just opt to deal with the pain in your hip, […]

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Hip Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)

Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis is a degenerative disease in which the surface cartilage of a joint wears away eventually leaving just bone beneath it exposed. Healthy cartilage acts as padding in the joint and under normal […]

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Why is it important to get a second opinion for a total hip replacement?

When choosing a hip replacement surgeon you will want to compare two or even three surgeons. Total hip surgery is a major time commitment (you could be recovering for up to two months). It’s also a major lifestyle change, and […]

Possible Hip Replacement Surgery Complications

Despite its complexity, hip replacement surgery is a procedure with a high success rate. Although any surgical procedure carries the risk of complications, they are quite rare. It is important for patients to understand these risks prior to […]

Choosing a Hip Replacement Surgeon

You’ve suffered through pain and discomfort related to your hip degeneration and have finally decided to consult with an orthopedic surgeon. Choosing the right orthopedic surgeon is very important to a successful surgery and recovery. A few considerations when […]