Who may be a candidate for artificial hip replacement?

Patients with pain. When pain is severe enough and is not controlled with non-operative therapy, hip replacement is a possibility. Age and medication conditions sometimes preclude surgery, but this is not common.
Severe pain. Patients with severe and intolerable pain, significant activity restrictions and end stage arthritis, who have failed nonsurgical treatments.

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How can you increase the life expectancy of an artificial hip replacement?

Try these tips. The life expectancy of a total hip replacement may be extended under favorable circumstances including avoiding impact activities like running, avoiding gainings weight, or loosing excess weight, and limiting the number of cycles the hip goes through. Read more...
Keep weight down. Keep your weight down and muscles around the hip, especially the abductors, strong and flexible. I recommend exercise at least 3 days per week for my patients. Read more...
Hip replacement life. Keeping a healthy weight and avoiding strenuous joint loading activities can help increase the life expectancy of a hip replacement. Read more...

Information on hip replacement.?

Several options. Ask an orthopedist to go over your options. A lot of what applies is due to how bad your hip condition is from arthritis and degenerative joint diseas. From resurfacing to out and out replacement of entire joint or even cortisone shots if very mild symptoms. Read more...

What is hip replacement revision?

See details. The initial artificial hip or a component of the hip is replaced by a new hip or component. Read more...
Hip revision. It is basically a replacement of a replacement. It is usually more complicated that a regular replacement with a higher complication and lower success rate. Read more...

How to prepare for hip replacement?

Health/fitness. The best thing you can do prior to a hip replacement is to maintain your health and fitness - in particular your hip strength and rom. This will make it easier for you to recover after surgery. Immediately prior to surgery, you will receive instructions as to preop cleansing, stopping eating, etc. Good luck! Read more...
Preop hip . Eat healthy, don't go on a diet, stop smoking if you smoke, get your blood levels checked and treat any underlying anemia, have yourself checked for staphylococcus colonization and get decolonized as needed, use hibiclens wipes, clean up your house to make sure its safe when you get home. Read more...

How dangerous is a hip replacement?

Moderately risky. It's considered a surgery with moderately high risk (blood loss, anesthesia complications) if not done emergently, certain patients should be screened for reversible factors that could be corrected to improve surgical outcomes. Read more...
Very safe. Statistically, only 2-3% of patients will have a problem or complication after surgery that could require readmission to the hospital or further surgery. Read more...