What is a total hip replacement?
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure where the worn out surfaces of the hip are resurfaced with man-made components. Over time, the cartilage that cushions your bones can wear away, causing you pain and discomfort, and make simple pleasures like walking and shopping unbearable. Hip replacement can reduce or eliminate your pain, allow easier movement and get you back to normal life.
Am I a candidate?
You may consider hip replacement if you suffer from arthritic hip pain that severely limits your daily activities. We only recommend total hip replacements after careful examination and diagnosis of your particular joint problem, and only after more conservative measures such as exercise, physical therapy, and medications have proven ineffective.
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