Benefits of hip replacement

Living with a worn or injured hip joint can be painful and frustrating. You may find yourself doing less and less. Over time, even simple things, such as walking through a grocery store or getting up from a chair, may cause you pain. But, you don't have to live this way. In many cases, The Bone & Joint Clinic can replace your problem hip joint.

No matter what age you are, a hip problem may keep you from activities you enjoy. Pain and stiffness may even limit the daily tasks you can do. Problems with the hip joint tend to build up over time. Your hip pain may be caused by any of the following:

  • A bad injury that did not heal properly
  • A chronic illness
  • Wear and tear from years of constant use

Surgery Can Help

You don't have to live with hip pain for the rest of your life. Total hip replacement surgery almost always reduces joint pain. During this surgery, your problem hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). Surgery can't make you young again, but it can bring real benefits.

Benefits of Hip Replacement

After a total hip replacement, you can look forward to moving more easily. Most people gain all of the benefits listed below. Total hip replacement surgery almost always:

  • Stops or greatly reduces hip pain. Even the pain from surgery should go away within weeks.
  • Increases leg strength. Without hip pain, you'll be able to use your legs more. This will build up your muscles.
  • Improves quality of life by allowing you to do daily tasks and low-impact activities in greater comfort.
  • Provides years of easier movmement. Most total hip replacements last for many years.