Although typically associated with the elderly, hip injury and disease can affect anyone. Painful hip conditions can impact the thigh bone (femur), pelvic bone, nerves, muscles, joints, ligaments, blood vessels and internal organs.
Watch this before your hip surgery
The joint replacement team created the following video especially for patients undergoing hip replacement surgery. Please take time to carefully view the video before your scheduled surgery.
What is the recovery time for total hip replacement surgery?
Patients undergoing any total joint replacement surgery, including on the hip, usually recover quickly.
The hospital stay is two to three days, on average. New surgical techniques and improved analgesic methods have allowed us to quicken the recovery process. In fact, most patients will be expected to walk on the day of surgery.
Quick recovery allows the return to most activities in six to eight weeks for motivated individuals. This includes driving, walking distances, swimming and golfing.
How quickly you return to normal activity is highly dependent on your preoperative physical conditioning. The better your physical condition is prior to surgery, the quicker your recovery to more normal activity will be. Patients who take an active role in their recovery experience the most positive results.
Types of hip injuries and diseases
Injuries that affect the hips include:
- Hip socket fractures
- Thigh (femur shaft) fractures
- Hamstring muscle injury
- Dislocated hip
- Hip strain
- Thigh muscle strain
- Pelvic fractures
Disorders of the hip caused by disease can include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Burning thigh pain (meralgia paresthetica)
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Bursitis of the hip
- Arthritic hip (inflammatory or osteoarthritis)
Your next steps to stop hip pain
To accurately diagnose and develop a treatment plan for your hip condition, seek out physicians with specific experience and training in orthopedic medicine.
Call 1.855.41.ORTHO to schedule an appointment with a hip specialist or orthopedic hip surgeon at Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital – Arlington.
We offer fully equipped facilities for complete diagnostic imaging tests, nonsurgical treatments, and surgical procedures to relieve hip pain.
Learn about all your treatment options
With their comprehensive understanding of the body’s musculoskeletal system, hip specialists and orthopedic hip surgeons can offer effective solutions for hip fractures, such as:
- Stabilizing with a metal rod
- Bone grafts
- High resurfacing
- Total hip replacement
- Hip revision surgery
Our team looks forward to assisting you in your journey toward an improved level of activity and higher quality of life following your treatment.
Are you a candidate for total hip replacement surgery?
In the United States, more than 450,000 total hip replacements are performed each year. Typically, candidates for this surgery are individuals with chronic hip pain from arthritis that severely diminishes their ability to perform normal daily activities. This often leads to a loss of independence and self-esteem.
A replacement hip can make a big difference in your ability to return to work or other activities that you enjoy.
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