Total Hip Replacement
What Is A Total Hip Replacement?
A total hip replacement, also known as a total hip arthroplasty, is an orthopaedic procedure where the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components.
Is A Total Hip Replacement Right For Me?
Consult with your family physician or your orthopaedic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for a total hip replacement.
Patients of all ages have benefited from total hip replacements from young teenagers with juvenile arthritis to elderly patients with degenerative arthritis. Candidates for a total hip replacement are based on a patient’s pain and disability. Patients aged 50 to 80 typically undergo this procedure but surgeons evaluate patients on an individual basis.
When Is Surgery Recommended?
Your physician may recommend a total hip replacement for several reasons. Patients who benefit from a total hip replacement normally have the following symptoms:
Hip pain that affects activities of daily living
Constant hip pain while resting
Hip stiffness that limits the ability to move or lift the leg
Failed improvement with treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.
At the Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute, our team of experienced orthopaedic surgeons are here to help you get back to living! Visit our Find a Physician page to locate an orthopaedic surgeon on our Medical Staff.