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When to consider hip replacement

hips In the human body, the hip is one of the largest joints. It is essential for everyday movements and patients can be kept from enjoying their favorite activities due to pain in the hip. When men and women have restriction of the hip due to trauma or arthritis, it can become painful and impact their activity levels. Most doctors will recommend a series of non-surgical treatments before considering hip replacement, including physical therapy and lifestyle changes. However, if these fail to provide patients with relief, partial or full hip replacement might be a desirable option.

What are the benefits of hip replacement?

Hip replacement is often considered for a variety of reasons. Hip replacement can:

  • Improve self-confidence by improving everyday motions and activities
  • Reduce or eliminate chronic pain from the hip area
  • Maximize a patient’s mobility which allows them to participate in more exercises and activities
  • Reduce a patient’s dependence on pain medication and other treatments used to manage pain

Who is a candidate for hip replacement surgery?

Not everyone who experiences hip pain and issues is considered an appropriate candidate for hip replacement surgery. Because of this, it is important that patients work with a doctor to determine if they could benefit from this procedure. During a consultation, our team will ask the patients questions about how their hip discomfort restricts their daily activities, and speak to them about alternative treatments that might be more conservative. If patients are unable to find relief with these less invasive options, hip replacement might be considered as a realistic solution for these individuals.

Are you thinking about surgeries such as hip replacement?

Patients in the Long Island area who have been struggling with chronic hip pain might want to speak to a professional about the benefits of undergoing hip replacement surgery. At Orthopedic Associates of Long Island, our team of professionals can help you in determining if you are a good candidate for partial or total hip replacement with our doctors. Call our main office number at (631) 689-6698 to request a consultation appointment at any one of our convenient seven locations throughout the area. We are dedicated to providing a wide range of services to new and established patients in our state-of-the-art orthopedic facilities. Call today to discuss your options!

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