Hip replacement surgery removes damaged or diseased parts of a hip joint
and replaces them with a new prosthetic to improve movement, relieve pain
and improves the hip’s function. Hip replacement can reduce or eliminate
pain, allow easier movement and get you back to normal life.
If you suffer chronic hip pain that limits participating in daily activities
and you have tried all other methods for eliminating the pain—physical
therapy, lifestyle changes and pain medication—you may be a candidate
for total hip replacement. More than 285,000 people had their hips replaced
last year, making it a commonly performed procedure in the U.S.
There are many different types of hip reconstruction implants. Your surgeon
will choose the implant that is best for you based on lifestyle, activity
level and body type.
Recovery time varies by person, but most people use a walker or other ambulation
device for about four weeks. Our goal--through early mobility and other
strategies—is to get you back to enjoying your life as soon as possible!
To find a physician affiliated with the San Diego Spine & Joint Center
at Paradise Valley Hospital,
click here, or call (844) PVH-CALL (844-784-2255) 24/7.
Just give us a call. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may
have. And be sure to ask us about our upcoming seminars on back and neck
pain – we'd love to see you! For more information, cal (844)
e-mail our spine and joint care coordinator.