Do I Need A Hip Replacement?

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Persistent hip pain, typically associated with arthritis, can cause stiffness or weakness, which can lead to reduced mobility. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it may be time to consider a hip replacement procedure. Only a medical professional can diagnose the root of the problem, but it is possible to narrow down where the discomfort may be occurring and identify potential remedies.

While it may seem as if a hip condition can only cause pain in the hip area, discomfort can also be present in an individual’s back or thighs. If the pain is severe enough to make simple, routine activities more difficult, it may be best to seek medical advice from our extensively trained orthopaedic surgeons. If any of the following concerns are present, scheduling a consultation could be beneficial:

  • Disrupted sleep schedule
  • Injury, fracture, or bone tumors
  • Complications from previous hip surgery
  • Osteonecrosis (bone damage due to reduced blood flow; avascular necrosis)

Hip replacement surgery can be successful for many otherwise healthy individuals. Advanced techniques and state-of-the-art artificial implants have made hip replacements an excellent option for adult patients of all ages. The latest technology allows individuals to return to normal activity with minimal restrictions, significantly enhancing quality of life. Not all patients will need surgery for their condition, and our practice is dedicated to using minimally invasive and conservative techniques whenever possible. Our highly-skilled surgeons at Orthopaedic Specialists will conduct a physical examination and create a custom treatment plan to suit your needs. If you are experiencing complications associated with a previous hip operation, our hip replacement surgeons are extensively trained and can give advice on how to best address those issues. The anterior approach typically has an accelerated recovery compared with the posterior approach.

Contact us today to ask any questions about hip replacement surgery or to set up a consultation. We look forward to working with you to bring comfortable movement back to your life.