The overall inflammation and degeneration of the cartilage cause pain, sometimes to the point that mobility becomes a problem. When mobility becomes a problem knee or hip replacement surgery may become necessary.
Total Hip Replacement
So the hip replacement surgery is done, now what? Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, North Carolina explains what happens next. He discusses what happens in the hospital and then what to expect in rehab and back at home.