Making a smart decision about joint replacement can improve your quality of life by alleviating pain, but you need to know the pros and cons first.
When non-surgical treatments stop relieving your chronic hip pain, or your pain reaches debilitating levels, hip replacement surgery may be the best option to relieve your discomfort, restore your mobility and improve your quality of life.
Hip pain is an increasing problem for many seniors in America. After time over-the-counter pain medications can lose their efficacy and chronic hip pain can quickly escalate—often requiring prescription medications, physical therapy, and the use of canes or walkers to aid mobility. If your pain is severe and debilitating, it is time to do something about it.
The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care has rated Arkansas Surgical Hospital “High Performing” in hip and knee replacements. The ratings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide and rated them on the following scale: below average, average, or high performers.
When you take advantage of a knee or hip replacement surgery to decrease your pain and increase your mobility, you make an investment in your quality of life.
There are more than 400,000 knee and hip replacements performed each year in the United States. In 90% of cases, the implants work well for their life expectancy of 10 to 20 years. After that, you may need to undergo another procedure to replace your knee or hip implant, this is called a joint revision surgery.
When you need a hip replacement, minimally invasive techniques can be used to reduce your pain, speed your recovery, and minimize your scars.
As the U.S. population ages, undergoing hip surgery to address hip pain has become increasingly common. As joints age and osteoarthritis progresses, basic movements become more challenging. A minimally invasive total hip replacement is a great option for patients that qualify. If you would like to reduce your discomfort and recover quickly, a minimally invasive hip procedure could be the answer.
It may be time to speak to a surgeon about total hip replacement surgery if your chronic hip pain is limiting you