Total Hip Replacement
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Living with constant hip pain can affect every part of your life and significantly limit your daily activities. Total hip replacement can get you moving again and doing all the things you love in life.
With this type of hip surgery, your entire hip joint is replaced with an artificial one. Total hip replacement becomes an option when other treatments have not relieved your pain.
End Pain with Hip Replacement Surgery at Dignity Health
A number of different hip conditions can cause pain and limit movement. With a total hip replacement, your new hip will get you back to your favorite activities with few limitations.
The reasons for a total hip replacement include:
- Hip joint infections and injuries
- Death of bone (osteonecrosis)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Osteoarthritis or other degenerative disease
Your Dignity Health Central California orthopedic surgeon will let you know what to expect and discuss your options for total hip replacement. The types of hip replacement are cemented, uncemented, and a combination of both. Whatever you choose, your physical, mental, and spiritual needs are always a part of your personal treatment plan.
Total Hip Replacement Recovery
The time it takes you to heal from total hip replacement surgery will depend on the type of surgery you and your doctor feel is best for you and your well-being.
Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery uses smaller incisions, which means less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and quicker recovery. Open surgery typically takes a bit longer to heal before you can fully engage in activities.
Before you know it, you’ll be back enjoying life’s best. Keep you and your new hip healthy with exercise and maintaining a healthy weight.
If you’re ready to live without hip pain, talk to your doctor about total hip replacement today.