In the past, joint and hip surgery – especially a full or partial replacement of the hip – was often associated with old age, or at the very least the end of an active, physical lifestyle for many patients. However, as a result of the lightening pace of modern technology, and the development of sophisticated medical devices and procedures in particular over the last few decades, surgeons now have an array of minimally invasive options that can not only help correct joint damage and deterioration, but also help to preserve and even enhance a patient’s quality of life and physical activity in many cases.
The highly skilled orthopedic surgeons at the Joint Surgery Center of Excellence regularly perform successful hip replacement surgery in Beverly Hills.
What is Total Hip Replacement Surgery?
When a hip joint becomes irreparably damaged or deteriorated as the result of an injury or chronic arthritis, orthopedic surgeons can replace the old hip joint with a prosthetic implant. The majority of hip replacement surgeries, an average of 200,000 per year in the US alone, have exceptionally high success rates. Most hip replacement patients today, depending on the specifics of their case, can expect to return to normal physical activity with diminished pain and improved range of motion.
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Who is a Candidate for Total Hip Replacement?
The typical total hip replacement patient is over the age of 50, but anyone can be a candidate at any age. Some of the most common symptoms that factor into the decision to undergo the procedure include:
- Chronic pain that limits everyday activities like walking
- Arthritis related pain and limited range of motion
- Pain that does not respond to conservative therapies such as medication and physical therapy
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