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.