When arthritis aggravates and affects the integrity of a joint, sometimes this effect is severe enough to require surgery. These patients usually experience crippling joint pain and severe limitations in their movement which compromises their quality of life. In these cases, and after other therapies have failed, the most common approach is hip replacement surgery.
Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Many patients are concerned about becoming addicted to pain medications they are prescribed after major surgery.
Hip and knee replacement is one of the most widely performed surgical procedures in the world.
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).
Hip replacement surgery will keep you in the hospital for only a few days, but when you get home, the second part of your recovery begins. A regular exercise regimen is vital to help prevent complications (like blood clots), improve motion of the hip and help you gradually return to normal day-to-day activities.
Osteoporotic fractures are the vertebral and hip fractures, which are a primary source of morbidity in older men and women. The association between hip fractures and diabetes is strongly recognized these days. There have been numerous studies regarding the link between the two.