Do you need a hip replacement?

The treatment of an arthritic hip is made after a discussion between the patient and surgeon.

I will discuss the alternatives to surgery with you, as well as the potential risks and benefits of an operation.

When does hip surgery become necessary?

Hip replacement is a major operation and is recommended when changes to activity and painkillers and no longer helping the pain.

If you are well enough to cope with been having the operation hip replacement will be offered if.

You have severe pain affect

  •  If your sleep is disturbed
  •  If every day tasks such as shopping are difficult
  •  If your ability to live alone is threatened
  •  If your job is at risk

Hip replacement is primarily a pain relieving procedure.

One of the great pluses is that activity that was previously difficult and painful can be done with out a moment thought.