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How Do I Know If I Need Hip Replacement Surgery?

When your hip pain begins to actually interfere with the activities you need to do or enjoy, it may be time to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon what options you have going forward. Other possible signs and symptoms may include:

  • aching in the hip joint and into the groin region
  • pain after extensive use
  • loss of mobility and/or stiffness in the joint
  • difficulty with walking or climbing stairs
  • and loss of sleep due to pain.

Total Hip Replacement, also known as Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), is a tremendously successful procedure for treating the severe pain and stiffness that often result at the end stage of various forms of arthritis or degenerative joint disease of the hip joint. The primary goal of hip replacement surgery is pain relief, along with restoring hip motion, strength and function. Many patients return to the sports activities they enjoy participating in like tennis, golf, swimming, biking and yoga.

Orthopedic surgeons generally try to delay total hip replacement for as longas possible in favor of less invasive treatments. Hip replacement may be an option when you have exhausted nonsurgical interventions such as anti-inflammatory medications, injections, physical therapy and assistive devices no longer help alleviate the pain. If you have advanced joint disease, hip replacement may offer the best chance for relief from pain and a return to normal activities.

Contact Orthopaedics Associates of Wisconsin to schedule a consultation today.

Additional Resources

Learn more about our 23 Hour Stay Anterior Hip Replacement

Learn more about Anterior Hip Replacement

Road to Recovery Booklet

Anterior Hip Replacement Post Operative Exercises
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View Educational Animation on Total Hip Replacement


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