Hip Replacement Surgery
Your hip can be damaged by injury, chronic illness, arthritis, or just wear and tear. It can happen at any age. It can be painful and dramatically reduce your activity level. Total Hip Replacement is a surgery in which a new artificial hip joint is inserted. It has a new ball and socket just like your own hip but it will now allow better movement. Recovery times are now approximately 4-8 weeks. Through instruction, therapy and exercise you will learn slightly new movements to sit, stand, and reach.
Hip Revision Surgery
You and your surgeon expect your hip replacement to last a long time; however, if your hip replacement breaks or loosens, it can be revised. Hip revision surgery involves taking out the old components and replacing them with new ones. Hip revision surgery is a complex procedure requiring expertise and experience because safe removal of the implants can be challenging and special revision implants are often necessary.
A hip fracture is a common injury, especially in the elderly. In elderly persons, a hip fracture can be the result of a fall combined with weakened bones. In young persons, hip fractures can be the result of high-impact injuries, such as automobile accidents. There are different types of hip fractures, classified according to the location of the fracture. Almost all hip fractures require urgent surgery and some require replacement of the hip joint.