Bone & Joint Injuries

Who is an ideal candidate for a hip replacement?

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  • An ideal candidate for hip replacement is someone who has pain when performing activities of daily living and has tried more conservative options such as physical therapy; medications such as acetaminophen, nonsteroidal inflammatory drugs and oral steroids; and steroid injections without adequate relief of pain. Sports activities are no longer an option for the ideal candidate, and even certain sitting, sleeping and sexual activity positions can be painful.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    Who should consider a hip replacement?
    In this video, Robert Thornsberry, MD, of Coliseum Medical Centers, explains how hip replacement surgery and rehabilitation can be the right solution for those suffering with arthritis in their hips.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    You should consider hip replacement if you have bone-on-bone arthritis and nonsurgical treatments have not helped your symptoms, causing a significant deterioration in your quality of life.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    How Do You Decide When a Hip Replacement Is Needed?
    The decision to do a hip replacement comes after less invasive treatment, says Fred Redfern, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he says that doctors document more conservative treatment before performing hip replacements.
  • A , Orthopedic Surgery, answered
    Total hip replacement is one of Orthopaedic Surgery's most successful procedures relieving patients from pain and returning quality of life. The indications for hip replacement include osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis of the hip joint, significant pain and inability to perform your normal job or recreational activities. On average hip replacements last 10-15 years and surgeons would prefer to wait until past middle age to perform this surgery. Today, however, the thought has shifted to offer hip arthroplasty to patients with significant arthritis, pain and dysfunction even if they are in their 40's and 50's as this preserves their ability to continue being active and prevents the ravages of sedentary living.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    Who Would Be a Good Candidate for Total Hip Replacement?
    People with worn out hips who have tried alternative treatments make ideal candidates for total hip replacements, according to Steven Warren, MD, specializing in orthopedic surgery at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • A Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Hip Replacement?
    There are three kinds of people who should consider hip replacement surgery, says Joseph Turk, MD, from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. Learn who those people are by watching this short video.
  • A Orthopedic Surgery, answered on behalf of
    Who is an ideal candidate for a hip replacement?
    Almost anybody can get a hip replacement. In this video, Joseph Locker, MD of Ocala Regional Medical Center explains what might make a hip replacement more difficult, and how today’s technology makes this surgery available to nearly anyone.
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