Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip replacement treatments
Hip replacement treatments and procedures are often suggested due to damage caused by osteoarthritis or injuries that limit a person's range of motion, mobility, and comfort. Different types of procedures or treatments are recommended depending upon the need of an individual patient. Today's hip replacement surgeries tend to minimally invasive surgical procedures that are often recommended after bone scans, MRIs, x-rays and ultrasound determine the extent of damage to bones in hip joints.
Candidates for Hip Replacement Procedures
In order to be considered for hip replacement surgery, patients must meet certain criteria.
An orthopedic surgeon must be able to see damage to cartilage surrounding the joint area. In addition, other indications for hip replacement surgery may include but are not limited to, chronic pain, no relief from medications, difficulty walking, trouble standing from a seated position, and an inability to enjoy quality of life because of chronic pain and reduced mobility. However, hip replacement candidates should be aware that some factors might prevent hip replacement surgery, including but not limited to uncontrolled high blood pressure, poor overall health, or disabling heart diseases or infections.
Total hip replacement procedures and intervention are usually recommended due to deterioration caused by osteoarthritis or accidents that block a person's range of movement, flexibility, and ease.
When deciding to undergo this operation the patient will notice lots of improvements and benefits, such as: