Learn about the diet required to maintain healthy bones, the deformities of the lower limbs, arthritis, rheumatis, osteoporosis, slipped disc and many more...
- What Is An ACL Reconstruction?
- What Is An Arthroscopy?
- What Are The Risks Of Total Hip Replacement?
- What Can Be Expected Of a Total Hip Replacement?
- When Do We Consider Total Hip Replacements?
- What Is Hip Joint?
- What Are The Risks Of Total Knee Replacement?
- What Can I Expect From an Artificial Knee?
- Who Is The Candidate For Knee Replacement Surgery?
- What Is Knee Joint?
When Do We Consider Total Hip Replacements?
Total hip replacements are usually performed for severe arthritic conditions. The operation is sometimes performed for other problems such as hip fractures or aseptic necrosis (a condition in which the bone of the hip ball dies). Most patients who have artificial hips are over 55 years of age, but the operation is occasionally performed on younger persons.
Circumstances vary, but generally patients are considered for total hip replacements if
- Pain is severe enough to restrict not only work and recreation, but also the ordinary activities of daily living.
- Pain is not relieved by arthritis (anti-inflammatory) medicine, the use of a cane, and restricting activities.
- Significant stiffness of the hip.
- X-rays show advanced arthritis, or other problems.