Surgery may be considered as part of arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage your symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act—you’ll need to consider your current symptoms and level of disability, and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and
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We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the
The formula to determine the probability of a hip fracture is as simple as it is accurate: Age + weakened bones + a fall = hip fracture. And 75 percent of falls are experienced by women.
Ninety-five percent of hip fractures are caused by falls (usually sideways, says the Centers for
If you have pain that interferes with daily life, difficulty going up stairs, walking, or getting out of a chair, if you feel pain at rest or during sleep, and/or these symptoms aren’t alleviated by NSAIDs, physical therapy, steroid injections or use of walking device, you may be a candidate
If you have osteoarthritis (OA) in your hips, you’re probably aware that having your hip joints replaced may be in your future. However, for some patients, joint preservation may be a better option.
“When determining the best treatment option, the factors that are considered are age, sex, and whether or not
If you’ve been experiencing chronic hip pain, you’ve no doubt considered hip replacement. It could be your best solution.
The goal of total hip replacement is to replace the worn surfaces of the ball-and-socket joint. Typically, the upper head of the femur is replaced by a metal ball mounted on a
urgery may be considered in arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act. The patient must consider his or her current symptoms and level of disability and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and
Hip replacement surgery is becoming more common, with more than double the number of procedures in 2010 than in 2000. Part of the increase is due to more surgeries being performed on younger patients between the ages of 45 and 54, and part is due to the growing numbers of
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Demand for total hip replacement (THR, also called hip arthroplasty) in the United States has surged in the last decade, partly because of the increased incidence of osteoarthritis among our graying population. This type of arthritis, which affects about 27 million Americans according to the National Institutes of Health, is