Solutions to Your Hip Problems from a Leading International Hospital
Arthritis of the hip is a disease that wears away the cartilage in the ball-and-socket
joint at the top of your leg bone (femur) and pelvis. This wear causes the two bones
to scrape against each other, raw bone on raw bone. When this happens, the joint
becomes pitted, eroded, and uneven resulting in pain, stiffness, and instability. In some
cases, motion of the leg may be greatly restricted.
Question to help you decide what's best.
1. Have you already seen an orthopaedic surgeon about your hip problems?
|Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement ( Hip Arthroplasty) is a long-established procedure for the treatment of Hip Arthritis.
The purpose of total hip replacement is to remove the two damaged and worn parts of the hip joint- the hip socket (acetabulum) and the ball (femoral head) – and replace them with smooth, artificial implants called prostheses, which help make the hip strong, stable, and flexible again.
For younger, more active people needing a hip replacement there is a high chance that a traditional hip replacement will wear out during their lifetime and need to be replaced again. A second replacement (called a revision) is much more difficult.
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2. Did the surgeon recommend hip replacement as a treatment option?
3. Do you have any medical conditions or complications you are aware of?
4. Are you under age 55?
5. Are you active?
To see a direct comparison between these two procedures, including cost differencesm.
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