Many patients are concerned about becoming addicted to pain medications they are prescribed after major surgery.
Hip replacement surgery is an invasive orthopedic procedure where the damaged hip bone along with some soft tissue and muscle is removed and replaced with an implant. The operation relieves pain and improves movement helping patients resume their normal daily activities.
If you have hip pain, hip replacement surgery is not usually the first course of action. In this video Dr. Dan Albright from the Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic in Raleigh, NC discusses what you should do before considering surgery.
There are signs a patient may experience that indicate hip arthritis or an impaired hip joint which should be treated by hip replacement surgery.
The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040.
After a patient has undergone hip replacement surgery, two tools can be used to measure the function and pain the patient is experiencing. These scoring methods are The Harris Hip Score (HHS) and The Oxford Hip Score (OHS).
Study to evaluate outcomes of different hip replacement techniques using mobile gait analysis system
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have launched a pilot study using a portable gait analysis mat to determine early outcomes of several different hip replacement techniques. Gait analysis provides information about the way an individual walks.
Consuming more dairy products may raise the risk for total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (OA) in men, according to a study published in the Journal of Rheumatology.