A total hip replacement or hip arthroscopy is one of the most successful operations in all of medicine, according to the Agency for Healthcare.
Often stemming from arthritis or osteoporosis, a weakened hip joint can cause severe pain and a loss of mobility. While there are several different techniques used in a hip replacement, one of the more common and most successful procedures is an anterior approach hip replacement. Your surgeon will access the hip joint through an incision in the front of the leg, resulting in less damage to muscles or tissue and a decrease in recovery time. Click here to learn more about an anterior approach total hip replacement.
Your surgeon will begin by recommending conservative, nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication to relieve pain. If these methods are unsuccessful, your surgeon at South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will propose a total hip replacement.
A majority of patients experience a vast improvement in mobility and pain relief following a hip replacement.