Can You Wait Too Long To Have Hip Replacement?

What is the best hip replacement procedure?

The posterior approach to total hip replacement is the most commonly used method and allows the surgeon excellent visibility of the joint, more precise placement of implants and is minimally invasive..

What happens if you wait too long to have a hip replacement?

If you wait too long, the surgery will be less effective. As your joint continues to deteriorate and your mobility becomes less and less, your health will worsen as well (think weight gain, poor cardiovascular health, etc.) Patients who go into surgery healthier tend to have better outcomes.

How long should you wait to have hip replacement?

Most people have hip replacement only when they can no longer control pain with medicine and other treatments and when the pain prevents them from doing daily activities. People who have this surgery usually have much less pain than before. And they can usually return to activities they enjoy.

Can hip replacement be avoided?

Losing weight, strengthening muscles, and increasing flexibility may help you stave off joint replacement. You may be putting off a doctor visit to address knee or hip osteoarthritis because you believe it will end with joint replacement surgery, but that’s not always the case.

What are the first signs of needing a hip replacement?

4 signs you may need a hip replacementHip or groin pain.Stiffness.The one leg test.No relief from other treatments.

Is there an alternative to hip replacement surgery?

Minimally invasive and with the potential to restore normal function to damaged tissue, regenerative treatments such as PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy and stem cell therapy are excellent options for many patients not wanting to experience possible surgical complications and/or face a lengthy recovery period.