Getting back to your active lifestyle
The hip joint is one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body. Since it is a ball and socket joint, a healthy hip remains stable during extreme ranges of motion and twisting. When the hip becomes damaged, movement can become difficult as well as painful.
If you are experiencing hip pain, you may find that everyday activities such as walking, bending, or even getting up from a chair are limited. Chronic hip pain that impacts the ability to move, lift or cross your legs or aching felt in the groin and /or knee that continues even when you are at rest, may indicate the need for hip surgery.
Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful operations that can be done. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 285,000 total hip replacement procedures are performed in the U.S. annually.
Hip replacement surgery involves removing a diseased hip joint and replacing it with an implant. After surgery, most people experience a dramatic reduction of hip pain and a significant improvement in their ability to perform daily living activities.
There are no age or weight restrictions for hip replacement surgery, though most patients who undergo hip replacement surgery are age 50 to 80 years. Recommendation for hip replacement will be based on a patient’s level of pain and disability. To further evaluate a patient's need for hip replacement surgery, the orthopedic surgeons at Crystal Clinic may determine further testing is required which may include X-rays to determine the extent of damage or deformity in the hip; or other testing, such as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to determine the condition of the bone and soft tissues of the hip.
The board-certified surgeons of the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center perform over 12,000 orthopedic surgeries each year. Talk to us about your hip pain and let us help you revitalize your joint health.
Call (888) 284-4543 to schedule an appointment with a Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center orthopedic specialist.