Everything You Need to Know About Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement Total hip replacement, also known as total hip arthroplasty, is a great procedure that can help you reclaim your best life by improving your mobility, stability, and balance. Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common types of hip surgery performed every year. This procedure helps people live a healthier and happier life. Here is everything you need to know about total hip replacement and how it can benefit you.

What Is Total Hip Replacement?

If your hip has been damaged by arthritis, an accident, or any other conditions, you may experience pain in difficulty in once simple and easy-to-do activities. You may find it hard to get out of bed or go for a walk.

Total hip replacement is one of the most successfully done operations in all of medicine and can help you reclaim your best life. Science has been advancing and improving which has helped this operation improve in effectiveness and safety.

Am I a Good THR Candidate?

If you are experiencing hip pain that is limiting your ability to move around and do simple everyday activities, total hip replacement may be the right procedure for you.

Candidates for THR can include:

  • Those with excruciating, chronic hip pain
  • Those who have chronic hip stiffness
  • Those who cannot find relief from medication or physical therapy

This procedure is recommended for individuals who are above the age of 50 and are experiencing these issues. Good candidates also include some patients with osteoarthritis, who have not shown noteworthy improvement after three to four months of more conservative treatment options.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Total Hip Replacement Surgery?

Recovery time can vary from person to person depending on a few factors. The stitches will be removed around two weeks after surgery, and the area should be kept clean and dry during this period. You can expect to return to normal day-to-day activities within two to four weeks following the procedure.

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Dr. McLawhorn and our team of healthcare specialists are excited to help you begin your journey to a healthier and happier you.

To learn more about total hip replacement surgery in New York, NY, or Stanford, CT, please contact us today. You can also request an appointment directly on our site.

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