Total Hip Replacement Improves Quality of Life
When individuals can no longer tolerate hip pain and aren't able to perform basic daily functions such as walking, climbing stairs and standing up, surgeons at The Orthopedic Hospital may perform a total hip replacement. Replacements are often needed to alleviate severe, progressive arthritis in the hip joint, but may also be necessary due to a fracture or disease.
Hip Replacement Restores Alignment and Function
During hip replacement surgery, the specialist removes damaged cartilage and bone. A new metal, plastic or ceramic joint is then positioned in that space to restore the alignment and function of the hip.
Pain Management for Hip Replacement
Pain management is an important part of any joint replacement procedure. The Orthopedic Hospital uses an anesthesia and pain management plan, developed by a team of experienced anesthesiologists and orthopedic surgeons, to minimize post-surgical pain and enable patients to begin recovery more quickly.
Presurgery Evaluation and Education
Presurgery evaluation and education are designed to prepare patients for surgery - both physically and mentally. All hip replacement patients are evaluated through the Preoperative Asessment Clearance Education (PACE) Clinic to identify and address any potential risks. In addition, Joint Camp provides specialized education to first-time total hip replacement patients. Topics include what to expect and pain management. Patients also talk with staff from key areas and have a final meeting to review the surgical plan.
Meet Our Hip Replacement Surgeons
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