Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which the hip joint is replaced with an artificial hip. The surgery is usually performed to relieve pain and improve mobility if you have hip pain that does not respond to other treatments.
The recovery time is typically 4-6 weeks. During this time, you will need to use a walker or crutches to avoid putting weight on the operated hip. Full recovery from the surgery can take up to 6 months.
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What are the different types of hip surgery?
There are several different types of surgeries, including total hip replacement, partial hip replacement, and hemiarthroplasty. The type of surgery that is right for you depends on the severity of the hip damage and your overall health.
Total hip replacement surgery is the most common type. In this procedure, the entire hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint.
Partial hip replacement is another option if you have less severe hip damage. In this procedure, only part of the hip joint is replaced.
Hemiarthroplasty is a third option that may be recommended if you have damage to only one side of the hip joint. This procedure involves replacing only the damaged portion of the hip joint.
How do I know if I am a candidate for hip replacement surgery?
Only a doctor or orthopedic surgeon can determine if a patient is a candidate for hip replacement surgery. The decision to have hip replacement surgery should be made after careful consideration of all of the risks and benefits. Patients should talk to their doctor about all of their options before making a decision.
Determine if a Hip Replacement is Right For You
- Hip surgery can alleviate pain. Find out if it is right for you.
- A CHRISTUS Health doctor will create an individualized treatment plan that will help you have more mobility and recover more quickly.
- To see if you qualify for an injection, you may schedule a virtual appointment or see a CHRISTUS Health doctor near you.