Whether to have full hip replacement surgery should be a cooperative decision made by you, your family, and your family physician. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist for a thorough evaluation to determine if you could benefit from this surgery.
Hip replacement surgery is typically used for people with hip joint damage from arthritis or an injury. Followed by rehabilitation, hip replacement can relieve pain and restore range of motion and function of your hip joint.
Conditions that can damage the hip joint, sometimes necessitating hip replacement surgery include:
Symptoms that might lead you to consider hip replacement include:
You have options. Evidence suggests that, depending on your condition or injury, alternative treatments such as anti-inflammatory medication, weight loss, and modified physical activity, can work just as well as surgery. See Alternative Treatments for more information.
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