When arthritis and pain is affecting the way you walk, stand up and sleep, it’s probably time to consider the many benefits of hip replacement surgery. The board-certified surgeons at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine perform the latest techniques for replacing hip joints including the minimally invasive anterior hip replacement. The goal of replacement surgery is to provide long-lasting results and a significant improvement in your quality of life. Find out if you’re a candidate for hip replacement surgery by calling the office today or using the online booking feature to schedule a consultation. We have office locations in McKinney, Sherman and Prosper, Texas.
Hip replacement surgery is usually the last resort when other therapies aren’t relieving chronic hip dysfunction and pain caused by disease or injury. Your Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine surgeon will recommend surgery when:
After a thorough evaluation of your hip health and medical history, your Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine surgeon can determine if you’re a good candidate for hip replacement surgery.
The decision to have hip replacement surgery is made between you and your doctor. Surgery can be appropriate regardless of your age, though it’s most commonly used for people between 50 and 80 who want to enhance their quality of life.
It’s also important that your expectations of the procedure are in line with what it can realistically do for you. While a hip replacement can ease pain and other side effects of hip degeneration, your activity could still be limited.
Following a hip replacement, you might not be able to participate in high-impact sports or perform certain activities required by manual labor jobs.
The goal of hip replacement surgery is to remove the damaged pieces of bone and cartilage and replace them with medically safe prosthetics. These prosthetics function just like your natural joint and are designed to be durable and functional for many years, if not the rest of your life.
Recovery from surgery takes time and it could be six weeks or longer before you can resume some of your normal activities. Your Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine surgeon provides you with complete after-care instructions to ensure you heal correctly.
You’ll also need to plan ahead for your surgery, making sure friends and family can help care for you in the initial weeks after your hip replacement. It’s important that you reduce the potential hazards in your home that can cause trips and falls.
As you continue to heal from surgery, you might need physical therapy to restore function in your hip and strengthen the muscles that support the hip joint.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for hip replacement surgery, call the office nearest you to schedule a consultation. You can also book an appointment online.