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.

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