More than 300,000 people have total hip replacement surgeries in the United States every year.*
There’s a reason that hip replacement surgeries are so common: the vast majority of patients are able to get back to normal activities after surgery.
If arthritis has reached a point where you cannot manage pain and discomfort with other methods, it may be time for hip replacement surgery. During the minimally-invasive procedure, the painful hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint to improve symptoms.
Your healthcare team will help you to recover smoothly.
Physical therapy begins soon after hip replacement surgery, and will remain an important part of your care. The techniques you learn in physical therapy will help you to ease back into your regular activities.
Some patients find that they can never quite go back to heavy lifting or intense sports after hip replacement. Instead, focus on regular daily movement and healthy foods to keep your new joint happy.
Hip replacement surgery may not be for everyone, but it’s worth considering if you:
- Notice that your leg is bowed
- Have trouble walking or climbing stairs
- Experience aching pain every night
- Are unable to do activities you enjoy
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