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When Should I Consider a Hip Replacement?
When Should I Consider a Hip Replacement?

When Should I Consider a Hip Replacement?

Many people stay active into their 60s and 70s, leading to hip replacements becoming one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S. Hip pain can interfere with daily living; the joint's stiffness, inflammation, and aching can become unbearable. The success rate for pain relief with a hip replacement surgery is incredibly high, with a rate of 90 to 95 percent ten years post-surgery.1 This success rate is excellent news for someone who's been suffering and in pain.

When is it time to consider hip replacement surgery?

  • When physical therapy does not provide relief: For some, when the prescribed physical therapy sessions have ended with little improvement, a discussion with their doctor about the need for hip surgery is necessary.
  • If the joint is damaged: If your doctor has told you that your hip joint is damaged or deformed, it would be a good time to consider hip replacement surgery. It can be difficult to correct a damaged joint when left too long.
  • Severe arthritis in the hip: Arthritis can cause serious damage to hip joints; surgery can help. Hip replacement surgery can relieve pain and make it easier for you to get back doing the activities you love.
  • Day to day movement is limited: Hip replacement surgery can last for decades—In 85% to 90% of people who have a total knee replacement, the knee implants used will last about 15 to 20 years.2 There is no reason to compromise one's daily life with pain and limited motion.

Patients typically can go home after one to two nights in the hospital. Technological advances such as robotic surgery and 3D imaging allow orthopaedic surgeons to perform more meticulous surgeries. That translates to more outstanding outcomes and potentially shorter recoveries with fewer patient restrictions. Do not let pain keep you from doing what you love.

The NewportCare Spine Center provides specialized care for patients with spine, hip and knee problems in the Long Beach and Riverside areas of California, offering diagnosis and treatment of all orthopaedic conditions at a single location. For all appointments and inquiries, please call (949) 491-9991 or click here to request an appointment online.

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • National Association of Secretaries of State
  • American Podiatric Medical Association