Has your arthritic hip introduced a hitch into your step?
Arthritis in the hip can develop for a wide variety of reasons, including trauma and age-related wear. The symptoms of hip arthritis are something you’ll likely discuss more often during well-checks and annual visits as you get older. That’s because hip pain can begin to decrease your overall mobility.
If non-surgical therapies do not improve your range of movement, hip replacement surgery often becomes part of the conversation. In this resource, “Thinking About a Hip Replacement?” two board-certified orthopedic surgeons highlight:
- When hip replacement might be the best option for you.
- The goals of total hip replacement.
- The difference between traditional hip replacement and Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement.
- What to expect from hip replacement surgery and recovery.
- The benefits that you can anticipate once your hip replacement is successfully completed.
Total hip replacement is a particularly common–and incredibly successful–surgical procedure. This resource is designed as a first step, providing reliable information and helping you start a conversation with your orthopedic surgeon at Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C.