Have you ever watched a hip replacement surgery video? If you are considering replacement surgery for the treat your hip joint pain, having an idea of what to expect could help prepare you to achieve the best outcome.
Why Should You Consider Hip Replacement Surgery?
One of the most common orthopedic surgeries is hip replacement surgery. Surgery to replace the hip joint is recommended when severe
is present and conservative measures for the osteoarthritis symptoms have failed. Typical conservative treatment options include activity modification, weight loss, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications.
Of course, the most important reasons for deciding on hip replacement surgery are pain and limitation in function. X-rays alone are not what should motivate you to undergo surgery. Surgery may be warranted if you are having difficulty walking, negotiating stairs, getting in and out of a car, or getting shoes, socks and pants on/off. Pain when trying to sleep at night is also a common reason why people decide that surgery is the best option.
What Does Hip Replacement Surgery Involve?
If your doctor has not shown you exactly what is involved with this surgery, watch this hip replacement video to get an overview of what this procedure involves:
Before having any type of surgery, make sure to seek a second opinion. Understanding the nature of the procedure, what to expect following surgery, and what you need to do to prepare for surgery will give you the best opportunity for a positive outcome.