Many people suffer with hip pain, but when is it time to consider hip replacement surgery?
Total Hip Arthroplasty
Many situations can cause hip pain. The most common cause is inflammation. Often the pain can be alleviated by reducing the inflammation. In this video, Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, NC, discusses ways to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
During hip replacement surgery, a damaged hip is removed, and an artificial implant is inserted. So what happens if the implant has a problem and the device is recalled? Do you have to have surgery to have it removed?
Many patients facing hip replacement surgery want to know more about what is being placed in their body. In this video Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon from Raleigh, NC, explains the different types of hip prosthetics and the different materials from which their made.
When faced with total hip replacement surgery, most patients' number one concern is how long will they be laid up? Being up and mobile is important for people to feel independent.
Hip replacement surgery is becoming a common procedure for people with chronic hip pain or mobility issues. So once the surgery is done, how long will it take to get back to an active life?